As the current impasse has hit almost all sections of Nepalese society, protests and displays of jingoism and an overdose of anti-Indian sentiments are becoming almost a routine.
Pradeep Gyawali said Nepal and China enjoy “good” rapport and the latter has “never interfered” in political changes in the country.
The patrol party was detained near Kishanganj district at around 7 am this morning.
The current round of violence and tension with curfew imposed in certain areas coincides with what looks like a series of half-hearted negotiations between the government and UDMF in Kathmandu.
Police said two people died in Rupaun and Bhardah area in Rajbiraj district in eastern Tarai in the clash with the security forces on Sunday morning, while two more succumbed to their injuries in the evening.
The quake was also felt in Kathmandu valley.
India-Nepal stand-offs are not new. But Delhi may have overplayed its hand.
The Cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister K P Oli passed the special resolution asking India to open the border entry points and ease supply of essentials including petrol and LPG, according to cabinet sources.
More than 70 percent of domestic flights were canceled Sunday and about half were canceled Monday, said Utsav Raj Kharel, the manager of Kathmandu’s airport.
“India is meting out inhuman treatment to Nepal by not allowing movement of vehicles carrying even bags to collect blood,” said Dinanath Sharma.
“Petromax has agreed to bring 400,000 litres of ATF per day, this should solve our problem and allow to supply international airlines with fuel as well,” Ghimire told reporters.
India’s position was stated by Indian Ambassador Ranjit Rae here in his meeting with former prime minister and senior CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal.
“We hope that the Nepali government and all relevant parties will bear in mind national unity, social stability and fundamental interests of people in Nepal,” said China.
The protesters said they belong to nobody. “We are independent, we have nothing to do with India,” said Nur Alam Ansari, who was on the bridge when Nepal police cracked down.
India must know it may be engendering resentments in Nepal that will remain long after the current crisis is over.