Nepal protests Chinese encroachment, burns Xi’s effigy

DHARAMSALA, 12 Nov: Protesting against China’s encroachment, protesters in Nepal have burnt Chinese President XI Jinping’s effigy on Monday.

The protestors hit the streets of Saptari, Bardiya, Kapilvastu district on Monday and chanted slogans against China.

The protestors holding play-cards and banners chanted slogans against China such as “Go back China and Return Nepali land” during the protests, the ANI reported.

According to the report, a survey report recently released by the Survey Department of Nepal which stated that China has encroached upon 36 hectare land of Nepal has transpired the protest.

The report noted that China has encroached around six hectares of land in the Bhagdare river in Humla district, four hectares of land in Karnali district, around six hectares of Nepali land in Sanjen river and Jambhu Khola of Rasuwa and nine hectares of land in Sankhuwasabha.

The report further stated that according to the ministry’s data, Nepal stands to lose several hundred hectares of land to China.

Additionally, Nepal has witnessed a series of anti-China protests in recent months over a slew of issues  such as hacking (6-7 May) of around 200 Nepali websites, Huawei’s misconduct in Nepal (26 August) trafficking of Nepali women by Chinese nationals, (8-10 Sept.) ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Kathmandu, the Economic Times reported last month. 

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