Indian security force’s entry in Nepali territory creates distrust in security mechanism: Raghuji Panta


April 10, 2023


Indian security force’s entry in Nepali territory creates distrust in security mechanism: Raghuji Panta

Lawmaker and CPN-UML leader Raghuji Panta. (File photo)

KATHMANDU: CPN-UML lawmaker Raghuji Panta has said that the entry of the Indian security force into the Nepali territory in its bid to search for one Amritpal Singh has created distrust in the Nepali security mechanism.

He also expressed his concerns about the incident. “The laws of Nepal do not allow any foreign security forces to enter the country and launch a search. Nepal is a sovereign country, and it does enjoy its right to self-determination,” he said while attending today’s meeting of the House of Representatives.

Claiming that the open Nepal-India border is turning into a hub for criminal activities, he drew the attention of the government to control it and stop foreign interference.

Arresting the attention of the government to the people of Bardiya district feeling insecurity due to the incidents of the tiger attack, Nepali Congress leader Sanjaya Kumar Gautam demanded security for local people and the formulation of a clear policy in the conservation of tigers.

“Tiger attacks have not stopped in Bardiya district. Over 450 people have lost their lives to tiger attacks since the conservation of wildlife started,” he said.

On the issue surrounding Rastriya Swatantra Party’s lawmaker Dhaka Kumar Shrestha, its leader Santosh Pariyar said the party had launched an investigation into the matter.

Similarly, NC’s Dhanraj Gurung demanded an investigation into the disputed telephonic conversation belonging to Shrestha by forming a parliamentary committee.

He also demanded investigations and action against those involved in human trafficking wherein Nepali people have been sent to the United States of America by making them fake Bhutanese refugees.

Similarly, NC’s Arjun Narsingh KC demanded the start of the Tokha-Chhahare tunnelway immediately while its leader Udaya Shumsher JBR called for the completion of the Kanti Highway soon.

Rastriya Janamorcha’s Chitra Bahadur KC said the party has not accepted the common minimum program brought by the incumbent alliance.

“The party has been always at odds with federalism and on the issues of citizenships and transitional justice, something included in the common minimum program. We have not accepted federalism,” he said.