Hyderabad: In the last week, hundreds of Nepali students joined hands to protest against the government, led by K.P. Sharma Oli. Many cities witnessed these protests throughout Nepal.

One video showing a big crowd protesting on the road claimed to be that of student protest in Nepal and that they were protesting against Prime Minister of Nepal for supporting China and getting into a dispute with India.

The tweet which is in Bengali also goes on to thank the residents of Nepal for this gesture and hails the brotherhood of India and Nepal.

চীনের হয়ে দালালি করার জন্য নেপালের বাসিন্দাদের বিদ্রোহ শুরু হয়েছে নেপালের প্রধানমন্ত্রীর বিরুদ্ধে. ধন্যবাদ বাদ জানাই নেপালের এই বাসিন্দাদের. ভারত ও নেপালের ভাই -ভাই এই সম্পর্ক অটুট থাকুক. 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

চীনের হয়ে দালালি করার জন্য নেপালের বাসিন্দাদের বিদ্রোহ শুরু হয়েছে নেপালের প্রধানমন্ত্রীর বিরুদ্ধে. ধন্যবাদ বাদ জানাই নেপালের এই বাসিন্দাদের. ভারত ও নেপালের ভাই -ভাই এই সম্পর্ক অটুট থাকুক. 🇮🇳🇮🇳🇮🇳

Posted by Fusion A DANCE Company on Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Fact check:

The claim that Nepalis are protesting in support of India is FALSE.

When searched, we found the same video has been uploaded on Twitter with title Huge protest against KP Oli in Nepal. @NewsLineIFE confirming that it is Nepal protests in the video.

More pictures of protestors holding banners were also posted by the same twitter handle

According to Kathmandu Post, on June 11, 2020, more than 1,000 people gathered near Bhatbhateni in Kathmandu for a peaceful protest which was organized by youth through different social media platforms demanding that the government improve quarantine conditions, make wider use of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests and make public the Covid-19 expenditure report.

This kind of protest was also held in other major cities like Pokhara, Biratnagar, Chitwan, Hetauda and Birgunj.

There are several reports of this protest on the mainstream media in Nepal as well as India, claiming that the ‘Enough is Enough’ protests were held in Nepal against the government’s response to Covid-19.


https://english.onlinekhabar.com/after-protests-nepal-govt-makes-public-details-of-covid-19-expenses.html

https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/covid-19-nepal-hundreds-protest-against-nepals-coronavirus-response-2245710

Therefore, the claim that the protests were held in support to India is FALSE.

Satya Priya BN

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