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India’s statement

Sunday, September 20th, 2015
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Madhesi people protest against new constitution in Bara on Sunday. Photo: Shyam Gupta

India has extended its best wishes to Nepali people on the occasion of promulgation of the new constitution. But it has expressed concern over violence, urging the government to ensure broad-based ownership and acceptance of the new constitution through dialogues.

“We are concerned that the situation in several parts of the country bordering India continues to be violent,” reads a statement issued by India’s Ministry of External Affairs. “Our Ambassador in Kathmandu has spoken to the Prime Minister of Nepal in this regard.”

The statement reads:  “We urge that issues on which there are differences should be resolved through dialogue in an atmosphere free from violence and intimidation, and institutionalized in a manner that would enable broad-based ownership and acceptance. This would lay the foundation of harmony, progress and development in Nepal.”

India is apparently unhappy with major political parties for ignoring its call for bringing disgruntled Madhesi parties on board before writing the new constitution.

India’s ambassador to Nepal Rajit Rae had made diplomatic efforts to broker a deal between the NC-UML-Maoist coalition and Madhesi parties. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent his special envoy, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to Kathmandu after Constituent Assembly (CA) endorsed the new constitution by two-thirds majority. But Jaishankar also failed to persuade the NC-UML-Maoist into postponing the constitution promulgation date to reach a new deal with Madhesi parties.

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4 Responses to “India’s statement”

  1. namah on Says:

    OLI would not accept madhesh and tharu – two words in a joint statement…i have no hope for this nation…where two words prevent full acceptance of the constitution…what hubris, what arrogance is OLI showing? and to whom? what is nepal anyway? hope he does not go around trying to make it an ALL I (OLI) I HEAR IS MY OWN VOICE.

  2. namah on Says:

    india could have done better, but then this is what they read: (PMO Press Secretary)

    http://www.myrepublica.com/opinion/story/28261/wrong-advice.html

  3. Prakash Singh on Says:

    I don’t find anything wrong in our stance. Showing concerns is not same as interfering. But yes raising armed armies of Maoists by Chinese definitely will come under interference.

    Don’t try to bite the hand that feeds you. Or else if you want to accept Chinese mastery then go, we don’t care.

  4. dgupta on Says:

    Sure we can import goods from China and make China our largest trading partner. Most of the goods we imported from India are made in China anyway – India being the Chinese goods dumping site. Why pay the middleman? India come kiss my ass.

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