Nepal : Angry protesters burn effigies of Chinese President over border encroachment

Expansionist China is showing its nefarious intents to usurp lands of neighbouring countries. China has already usurped a large tract of PoK from Pakistan for its road project. Even India has faced encroachment attempt in Doklam. China is extracting its pound of flesh from the countries to which it has given loans for development, such as Sri Lanka, Maldives, etc.

Kathmandu (Nepal) – Nepal is on the boil as angry protesters in the country on 11th November burnt effigies of Chinese President Xi Jinping in a protest against encroachment by China of large swathes of Nepalese land.

According to the reports, the protesters hit the streets of Saptari, Bardiya, Kapilvastu District on 11th November and chanted slogans against China after a recent Government report suggested that China had encroached on 36 hectares of land belonging to Nepal. Young protesters with placards with messages like ‘Go back to China !’ and ‘Return Nepali land’ were spotted in various Districts during these protests.

Earlier in November, Nepal’s Survey Department had released data which showed Beijing attempted to encroach land for its road projects in at least four Districts that share a border with China – Sankhuwasabha, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk and Humla. The Government data suggested Nepal stood to lose a further several hundred hectares of land to Beijing.