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Nepal can resolve issues, no need of India's concern: Maoists

News Agencies | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 8:21 IST

Nepal's UCPN-Maoist party has said India should not get involved in the problems of the Madhesi people as their discontent is Nepal's "internal matter" and it is capable of resolving the issues.

"India has not honoured even normal war-time obligation by obstructing supplies of medicines, fuel and educational material, through its unofficial blockade," UCPN-Maoist spokesperson Dinanath Sharma said adding that it had created a humanitarian crisis in Nepal.

He said, "India is meting out inhuman treatment to Nepal by not allowing movement of vehicles carrying even bags to collect blood". "The problems of the Madhes, the southern plains of Nepal, is our internal matter and we are capable of resolving it," Sharma said.

He said there was no ground for India to show concern for the problems of the Madhesi people. "We are in constant touch with the Madhesi leaders and they are positive towards resolving the issue through dialogue," Sharma claimed. Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Bhim Rawal said the Nepal government is moving towards the implementation of the new Constitution and resolving problems created by the blockade.

Rawal called on the agitating parties to withdraw their protests and seek solution through dialogue and negotiations. "India imposing undeclared blockade on its neighbour following the promulgation of the constitution was against humanity when the entire world has welcomed the move," he alleged.

The Madhesi Front has been boycotting the Parliament, disassociating themselves from the Constitution-drafting process to show their objections to the new charter that divides the country into seven provinces.


First published: 9 November 2015, 3:39 IST