Thu, 22 Aug, 2019

Opinion on #BackOffIndia

By Shila Parajuli

Picture By: DWIT News

It’s not for the first time that India is interfering on Nepal’s matter. Five months back, Twitter was filled with #GoHomeIndianMedia. And now, yet another tweet on Twitter by Sandesh Kharel! What was it about? I saw Facebook and Twitter filled with #BackOffIndia. As soon as I saw those posts and tweets, I was keen to know what the reason was instead of blindly posting the same on my Facebook.  I then started to surf the Internet. I went through every possible news I could get on the web. The press release statement by External Affairs Minister of India clearly stated that political instability in Nepal created problem in border and may lead to border bound.

I saw everyone twitting #BackOffIndia. But has anyone ever thought of the strike in Terai that lead to these things. I would rather prefer posting #BackOffStrikers. When brothers and sisters of your own country are on roads protesting against your country’s constitution, how do you expect others to support your nation? If everyone had protested about the strike in Terai earlier, this incident would not have happened.

As a matter of fact, Nepal is wholly and solely dependent on India for petroleum; Nepalese are struggling for cooking gases, petrol and diesel. I am not supporting Indian government, but is it as simple as twitting on Twitter. Will Nepal government be able to facilitate public if border gets closed permanently?

It’s time for Nepal to show that it had not been under any other forces in the past and will never ever be in the days to come. It’s time for Nepal to rise and shine again after the devastating earthquake, but we are already about to face civil war.

Politics is difficult to understand. What are Nepal and Indian government really gossiping at the back? Why do they bring innocent public in-between? Hope everything gets well soon!