India concerned over death and violence in Nepal
India has expressed deep concern over violence in regions of Nepal bordering India.
Issuing a press statement on Monday, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs has expressed deep concerns “over the incidents of violence resulting in death and injury in regions of Nepal bordering India following the promulgation of Constitution yesterday.”
The statement further said, “We had repeatedly cautioned the political leadership of Nepal to take urgent steps to defuse the tension in these regions. This, if done in a timely manner, could have avoided these serious developments.”
They also pointed out their “freight companies and transporters have voiced complaints about the difficulties they are facing in movement within Nepal and their security concerns, due to the prevailing unrest.”
India has reiterated its message that a consensus needs to be reached on political challenges facing Nepal. “We have consistently argued that all sections of Nepal must reach a consensus on the political challenges confronting them. The issues facing Nepal are political in nature and cannot be resolved through force,” read the statement.
India has hoped that initiatives will be taken by Nepal’s leadership to effectively and credibly address the causes underlying the present state of confrontation.