Biratnagar, January 30: Civil society group Rastriya Ekata Abhiyan has held a demonstration against China in Biratnagar, Morang, Thursday.
The demonstration protested against excessive Chinese interference in Nepal’s internal affairs, encroachment of Nepali territory at various places along the northern border, China-imposed unofficial blockade at border points – affecting Nepali traders, and apathy shown towards Nepali students who have yet to complete their medical degrees from Chinese Universities, among others.
Demonstrators marched from Mahendra Chowk to Bhatta Chowk in Biratnagar, chanting slogans against Chinese expansion and undue interference in the top political circle of the country. Protestors also burned the pictures of Chinese President Xi Jinping in course of the demonstration.
Morang coordinator of the civil society group Jitendra Yadav said that the protest was held to draw attention to China’s overarching interference in Nepal’s internal affairs.
Binay Yadav, coordinator of Rastriya Ekata Abhiyan, said they were compelled to take to the streets as the Chinese intelligence agency Ministry of State Security (MSS) was intensifying its influence in the country. He also decried China’s unofficial blockade at border points, the northern neighbor not allowing Nepali medical students, whose future hangs in the balance, to return, among other issues.