Manisha Koirala receives flak for her ‘sovereignty’ tweet amidst India-Nepal border dispute

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A few weeks back actress Manisha Koirala, who is a Nepalese national, had stirred a debate when she had tweeted in support of Nepal amid its border dispute with India. The actress again became the target of the netizens after she recently shared her musings on Nepal and its sovereignty.

Almost a month back, Nepal had released its new map including all the disputed areas like Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as part of its territory. Back then, Manisha had tweeted in its support.

Yesterday, she once again shared a tweet which reads, “Territorial sovereignty + political sovereignty + economical sovereignty = sovereign state !! Let’s mull over this !! Gm”

She further explained herself in detail by writing, “I was simply mulling over where Nepal stands today n where it’s heading in future, on these fronts..we kinda know the past .. not saying it’s either good or bad.. just mulling..”

This tweet didn’t go down well with a section of the netizens and they expressed their displeasure over it. Lashing out at the actress one of the users wrote, “Please pack ur bags and get out from India. Ur PM has betrayed India on China’s behalf and also gifted China Rui village. To whom you are lecturing all this. The world knows ur pm is a sold person who wants to destroy our ancestral relation(sic).”

Whereas another user commented, “Nepal very soon will be China’s Colony…Chinese Language are made mandatory to teach in schools…Nepal’s current government will drag Nepal to Dark Ages..”

You can check out some of the other reactions below:

After receiving backlash from angry Indians, Manisha shared another tweet questing everyone to be not aggressive and disrespectful. “A heartfelt request please let’s not be aggressive and disrespectful..we are in this situation together..our respective Gov’s will resolve the issue. In the meantime, we can be civil. I remain hopeful, ” she tweeted.

Previously, Swaraj Kaushal, a criminal lawyer and husband of former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, had also questioned the actress’ stance on India-Nepal border dispute.

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