Nepal: Protesters burn Xi's effigy to protest Chinese encroachment

Nov 12, 2019

Kathmandu (Nepal), Nov 12 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping's effigy was burnt on Monday during a protest against Bejing for encroaching upon a chunk of Nepal's land. The protesters hit the streets of Saptari, Bardiya, Kapilvastu district on Monday and raised slogans against China. The protesters held placards, banners and shouted slogans such as "Go back China and Return Nepali land" during the protests. The protest comes after a survey report released recently by the Survey Department stated that China has encroached upon 36 hectare land of Nepal. The data revealed that around six hectares of land in the Bhagdare river in Humla district and four hectares of land in Karnali district have been encroached upon, which now falls in Tibet's Furang area. China has also encroached more than 10 hectares of land in Sindhupalchowk district's Bhotekoshi and Kharanekhola areas, which are now under Nyalam area of Tibet. According to the ministry's data, Nepal would lose several hundred hectares of land to China.