“Lipulekh is ours” rally lathi-charged by police, 25 arrested, 9 injured
“Nepal’s silence on “Lipulekh Agreement” between India and China is going to cost Nepal a lot,” says Maoist central committee leader Anil Sharma Birahi. An agreement between both huge economic giants assures about using Lipulekh pass, which lies in Darchula district of Nepal, as their business transit to improve their economy.
“Foreign affairs ministers from both India and China would be here for ‘Donors meeting’ tomorrow. We organized this rally to make them aware about the issue,” another maoist leader Sabitra Dura says, “Our government is so helpless that it can’t even raise a voice against this land encroachment rather this government chose to brutally thrash the nationalists who agitated to get their land back. We condemn and demand release of all the arrested protestors” she added. More than 25 protestors were arrested and 5 seriously injured.
This agreement took place when Nepal was struggling to return to the normal life after two massive earthquakes.