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Updated Tue, 14 Jul 2020 06:47 PM IST
Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli (File Photo)
– Photo: ANI
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This clarification issued by the Ministry of External Affairs states, ‘There are many opinions and references about Shri Ram and his places related to him. The Prime Minister was referring to the importance of studying and researching the vast cultural geography that the Ramayana exhibits, only to know facts about Ayodhya and the various places associated with it. Let me tell you that KP Sharma Oli had said in an event on Monday that the real Ayodhya is in Nepal and India made fake Ayodhya there to make cultural encroachment.
As there have been several myths and references about Shri Ram and places associated with him, PM was highlighting importance of further studies and research of vast cultural geography Ramayana represents to obtain facts …: Nepal Foreign Ministry https://t.co/ C4x8cLGnDA
– ANI (@ANI) July 14, 2020
Please tell that Oli had alleged that Nepal has been culturally suppressed. At an event held at the Prime Minister’s residence, Oli had said, ‘We are culturally pressurized. The facts have been tampered with. We still believe that we gave Sita to the Indian prince Ram. But we did not give Sita to the prince of Ayodhya, India. The real Ayodhya is a village to the west of Birganj, not the one now built. ‘
VHP commented, told statement unfortunate
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has commented on Oli’s controversial statement about Ayodhya and termed his statement as unfortunate. VHP spokesperson Sharad Sharma said that China has disturbed the Nepalese Prime Minister’s mental balance and hence he is acting at the behest of China to harm mutual relations between India and Nepal. His statement is not correct given the mutual relations between the two countries.