Nepal Cable TV operators block Indian TV channels, arrests 13 soldiers
KATHMANDU (92 News) – Nepalese Cable TV operators have blocked all Indian channels ‘indefinitely’ in protest against an unofficial ‘blockade of goods’ into the country, while police have apprehended 13 Indian soldiers near India-Nepal border.
Earlier, expressing concern over growing “anti- India” sentiment in Nepal, Indian Ambassador to Nepal Ranjit Rae had on Friday said, “We sense that this is being used for certain objective — political or otherwise.”
India is interfering in Nepal’s internal affairs, while India has boycotted trade with Nepal due to which Nepal is facing severe shortage of food, medicine and petrol.
Talking to 92 News, Senior Nepalese journalist Jabbram Bhindari said that India always interfere in Nepal’s internal affairs.
Meanwhile, Some Indian security men were detained by Nepali border police after they crossed over into Nepal. Indian officials said two jawans of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) were detained but some media reports said that 13 men of SSB’s patrolling party were detained when they crossed over into Nepal’s territory. The SSB personnel were handed over back to India in the afternoon.