Nepal border blockade 'threatens the future of the country itself says UN Unicef joins chorus of agencies warning that paralysis of key services caused by border blockade Nepal is very mountainous and hilly.
Roughly rectangular in shape, about 650 kilometer long and about 200 kilometer wide, Nepal is the third biggest country in South Asia, with an area of 147, 181 square kilometer of land. Nepal is a landlocked country, surrounded by India on three sides and by China's Xizang Autonomous Region (Tibet) to the north.
Birgunj, Nepal Since Nepal adopted a new constitution three months ago, the landlocked nation has been gripped by a humanitarian crisis.
A major reason for the disaster is an unofficial blockade imposed by the Indian government and supported by the ethnic Madhesis in the south of the country who have protested against the government and According to Foster (2007), Nepals King was forced to restore democracy after intense street protests and the politics of Nepal has reached a point of a standoff.
Image copyright AFP Image caption Nepal has been hit by a blockade for the past two months Nepal has been gripped by a blockade in the country's south for the past two months, leading to acute shortages of fuel and medicine.
The blockade is led by ethnic minorities who say they are discriminated against in the new constitution. Nepal has accused India of imposing an undeclared blockade. India has denied the allegations, stating the supply shortages India blockade on Nepal The 2015 Nepal blockade, which began on 23 September 2015, is an economic and humanitarian crisis which has severely affected Nepal and its economy.
The blockade, which Nepals government blames on India (New Delhi denies involvement) immediately followed the passage of a new constitution by Nepal on September 19. The Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed its displeasure at Nepals constitution, a position made clear in a series of statements issued by A blockade or threat of a blockade has been a weapon used by India to impose its interests in Nepal. But the blockade has always added pains to the common people than to the ruling elite.
Indian sanctions on Nepal, direct and indirect interference, have fuelled antiIndia sentiments in Nepal. The need of the hour is to exert pressure on the government and major political parties of Nepal to resume serious dialogue with the Madheshi Front leaders with a view to ending economic blockade and general strike through the amendment of the constitution.
Given India's disproportionate influence in Nepal, there is bound to be a level of antiIndia sentiment in Nepal at all times. But over the past two weeks of the Indian economic blockade, this sentiment has been strengthened manifold, much to the delight of the old Pahade politicians. The Nepal Oil Corporation alleged and sued Indian Oil Corporation for not allowing the majority of trucks to enter Nepal.
The Unofficial" Indian Blockade" has forced Nepalese to ride bicycles and also carpooling. The Nepal oil corporation is the only state owned company which imports and distributes petroleum in Nepal. So, after two extensions, the two treaties expired on 23 March 1989, resulting in a virtual Indian economic blockade of Nepal that lasted until late April 1990. As time passed Indian economic sanctions over Nepal steadily widened. How can the answer be improved?