Kathmandu: Recently, some communist leaders in Nepal were found involved in incidents of burning an effigy of Indian PM Narendra Modi and raising slogans against him because of the death of a Nepalese youth who was entering India illegally. Nepal’s Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a statement warning such leaders and citizens. The Nepal government termed such acts as outrageous and said that Nepal wants to be friends with India and will not tolerate such incidents.
The whole case is related to the death of Nepali youth Jai Singh Dhami, who was trying to enter India in Gasku, Dharchula in July. However, he died after falling into the Kali river adjoining the Pithoragarh border district of Uttarakhand. Now protesters in Nepal allege that SSB is responsible for the death of the youth. They allege that when Jai Singh Dhami was crossing the river with a wire, the SSB cut the wire. However, the SSB has denied the allegation. The protesters also included people from the youth wing and student wing of the ruling Communist Party.
In a statement on the same incident, the Ministry of Home Affairs of Nepal said that in the last few days, activities like slogan-shouting, dharna demonstrations have come to the fore to malign the image of the PM of the neighboring friendly nation. The statement of the ministry does not reveal the identity of any leader’s statement. But such incidents have been termed as condemnable and shameful.