After Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli claimed that Lord Rama is Nepali, the Nepali government clarified that the statements of the Prime Minister were not aimed at undermining any faith or community.
The ministry of foreign affairs of Nepal issued a statement in clarification to the Prime Minister Oli’s claim. The statement read,
“As there have been several myths and references about Shri Ram and the places associated with him, the Prime Minister was simply highlighting the importance of further studies and research of the vast cultural geography the Ramayana represents to obtain facts about Shri Ram, Ramayana and the various places linked to this rich civilization.”
Amid the dispute with India, Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has come out and said that the real Ayodhya lies in Nepal and not in India. He further went onto say that Lord Ram is Nepali and not Indian.
‘Lord Ram Is Nepali’
There have been rising conflicts with Nepal and India in recent months, especially in the tenure of Prime Minister Oli. Prime Minister Olu has been at it with India and has taken several decisions that have not gone down well with India. All the decisions he has taken under the garb of the claim to protect national and territorial integrity.
Speaking at a cultural program in his residence, Oli said,
“We still believe we gave Sita to Prince Ram but we gave the prince too, from Ayodhya, not India. Ayodhya is a village a little west of Birgunj (a district in Nepal). We have been oppressed a bit, culturally. Facts have encroached.”
Earlier, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had accused the Indian government of wanting to topple his government after he passed the new map bill. He also alleged that the number of coronavirus cases in his country is due to the people coming in from India.
Source: The Hindu