New Delhi/Kathmandu: – Balaram Baniya, the Nepalese Journalist who exposed the Chinese activities of intrusion and acquisition of Nepalese territory died mysteriously. Baniya had exposed that China has acquired the Rui village in Nepal and had intruded 11 locations. A wave of anger was seen rising in Nepal against China and the Oli government, following the news. After that, it was reported that Baniya went missing. The criticism against the Nepal government has intensified after it was reported that Baniya had died mysteriously.
Baniya was the Assistant Editor, in the Nepalese newspaper ‘Kantipur Daily’. Baniya had reported in the last month that China has taken over the Rui village, near the Tibet border, since the last three years and has intruded in 11 other locations. The Nepalese people were infuriated after reading a report published by Baniya in Kantipur Daily about the Chinese intrusion. Protests were held in front of the Chinese embassy in capital Kathmandu. The Nepalese population had asked for Indian help against the pro-Chinese Oli government and the Chinese intrusion.
China was tremendously upset over this China went to the extent of pressurising the newspaper to delete this news. Moreover, it was reported by some newspapers that Baniya was sent on forced leave for a month issued a show-cause notice. After all these developments, Baniya went missing on the 10th of August. The family members of Baniya lodged a police complaint. Police were searching for him. But his dead body was found on the banks of a river, on the 12th of August. It is suspected that he was killed and there is a Chinese hand in the killing.
Meanwhile, three Chinese citizens loitering near the Sonouli region on the India-Nepal border were arrested by the soldiers of the Indian Army and are being interrogated. These three had left from Delhi to go to China via Nepal. They have a valid passport and an Indian visa. As per received information, the Indian immigration department had cleared them to travel to Nepal, but the Nepal immigration refused them entry.
Tension has been created between India and Nepal and Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali had said that this would be resolved through negotiations. It has been exposed that some Nepalese citizens are illegally entering the Kalapani, Limpiyadhra and Lipulekh regions. Nepal has shown 395 square kilometres of Indian territory including Kalapani, Limpiyadhra and Lipulekh as a part of Nepal, in the new map published. At the same time, Nepal had objected to the Kailas-Mansarovar link road, built by India, connecting Uttarakhand to the China border. After all these developments, the tension between India and Nepal has been rising.