Maoists "takeover" in Nepal to strain ties with India: Sharma

Dr Hari Sharma, political and foreign affairs advisor to the President of Nepal, today said the dismantling of monarchy in Nepal and the radical upsurge have serious implications for India-Nepal ties.

Amritsar: Dr Hari Sharma, political and
foreign affairs advisor to the President of Nepal, today said
that the dismantling of monarchy in Nepal and the radical
upsurge led by Maoists in the country have serious
implications for India-Nepal ties.

Delivering a lecture on "Social and Political roots of
Maoists and the Implications of their Politics for India and
the South Asian Region" he said India and Nepal have close
cultural connections and the Treaty of 1950 has been milestone
in bi-lateral ties of the two countries.

"Despite the fact that a large number of Nepalese work in
India and people are free to move on either side of the
border, certain elements in Nepal perceive India as a colossal
power out to dominate the region," a Guru Nanak Dev
University, which organized the lecture, said in a release
quoting Sharma.

He said such a perception has led to the fear of Indian
domination in the minds of Nepali people and this is hampering
establishing of multi-faceted meaningful ties between the two
countries.

PTI

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