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  Nepal fumes at India’s UN role, says blockade worse than war

Nepal fumes at India’s UN role, says blockade worse than war

Published : Nov 7, 2015, 3:35 am IST
Updated : Nov 7, 2015, 3:35 am IST

Nepalese Prime Minister K.P.

Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli on Friday hit out at India for raking up alleged conflict-era human rights violations at the UN, saying the issue has no relevance as Nepal had completed the peace process under the direct monitoring of the world body itself.

Mr Oli also said that India’s “undeclared blockade” of key border points has “opened our eyes and now we will focus our attention towards developing alternatives”.

Nepal is currently at the receiving end of the blockade which is “more inhuman than a war”, he said at the Prime Minister’s Office at Singhdurbar secretariat.

“The people of Nepal have to bear the burden of unofficial blockade imposed on them (by India) even as the wound of great earthquake is still not healed properly. Our close neighbour has opened our eyes. I will render efforts to bail the country out of the existing crisis, maintaining our national independence, dignity and national integrity,” he added.

Regarding India raking up issues, including conflict-era human rights violation and formation of Truth and Reconciliation Commission, during a UN preview meeting in Geneva two days ago, Mr Oli said that India “must be aware that UN was involved in the peace process that started in Nepal with the end of the decade-long insurgency” in 2006.

Location: Fiji Islands, Central, Kathmandu