The term “Nepal vs India” is very awkward to read because of the friendship and good relationship between these two countries. However, the current actions taken by Nepal as well as the Indian government has allowed me to take this term normally. People of Nepal and India used to be brothers previously, but now they are bullying each other and many citizens are spreading hatred between each other. What is the main reason behind this?
“Nepal vs India” The term Explanation
I would like to apologize if I have made any mistake in this article. This might be because of lack of proper knowledge or due to a lack of adequate research. However, let’s start from the very beginning. On November 2, 2019, India launched its new political map including its Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Nepal protested against the political map of India because Nepal claimed that the land of Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura area belongs to Nepal but India has included these territories in its map. Nepal wanted to have a table talk with India but India neglected the proposal from Nepal. After that, in May 2020, India again took the unilateral decision of inaugurating Tawaghat-Lipulekh Road which connects Dharchula to Lipulekh Pass (on the China border).
When Nepal was trying to resolve the border dispute through negotiation, India neglected the proposal and took the unilateral decision. Nepalese were not satisfied with this because the Indian government didn’t give any importance to Nepal. Yes, this doesn’t work in foreign relations. If India would have talked with Nepal and settled the dispute earlier then the condition wouldn’t be much worst. After that, all political parties of Nepal, as well as the entire Nepalese, supported the governmental decision to launch new political map of Nepal including the disputed region which are Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura areas.
The Indian Media have played a lot of roles to make it normal to read the term “India vs Nepal”. Indian media allegedly claimed that Nepal is working under China’s influence. Some Indian Media have bullied Manisha Koirala when she supported Nepal for its decision. Nepal has historical evidence and proof to claim the disputed land. However, India relies on the fact that the Indian government has been controlling the area for a long time. This doesn’t make any sense because Nepal has evidence and proof to support its claim.
Many Indians have claimed that media work under governmental control. I don’t know much about this but I have found that the Republic TV has played a major role to spread hatred among Nepalese and Indians. Arnab Goswami circulated the false message to Indian people that China is controlling over Nepal which is not true. I don’t know how a journalist can tell whatever he thinks on the national channel.
Last but not least, the matter of border dispute should be resolved through table talk. The Indian government as well as the Nepalese government should give time equally to resolve this issue. I think India just cannot neglect the voice of Nepal only because it is greater in terms of area, population, economy, and military power. Until and unless this issue is not resolved peacefully Nepalese and Indians both cannot expect the same kind of relationship as before among each other.
My message to all Nepalese
Nepal vs India is not about starting a war or spreading hate. Let’s start our own movement; not against India but in the favour of our own country. I am not saying to boycott India but I am saying to become self-sufficient. Let’s use our own national products as much as possible and reduce the import from India. Let’s start production from the lower level and obviously within 5 to 6 years we will be less-dependent to India. I appreciate that Nepalese need to sacrifice their quality of life but this will make the future of our upcoming generation.
Let’s not make “Nepal vs India”