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India wants Nepal to be peaceful and stable: Sushma Swaraj

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New Delhi: The present state of confrontation in Nepal needs to be addressed by the political parties and the people of Nepal, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday, adding that “India’s interest is in only peaceful, united, and stable Nepal“.

“The causes underlying the present state of confrontation in Nepal need to be addressed credibly and effectively by the political parties and people of Nepal themselves,” Swaraj said in a statement in the Rajya Sabha on a calling attention motion by the Janata Dal (United) leader Pawan Kumar Verma.

India’s only interest is in a peaceful, united, and stable Nepal and our approach is completely consistent with these objectives,

The minister also clarified that there was no blockade of Nepal by India.

Obstructions are by the Nepalese population on the Nepalese side in which government of India can not interfere. There is no blockade by India of supplies going to Nepal,

There were incidents of violence resulting in death and injury in regions of Nepal bordering India following the promulgation of the constitution. Our freight companies and transporters also voiced complaints about difficulties of movement and security within Nepal,” she pointed out.

Swaraj also urged the house to consider the merits of a visit to Nepal by an all-party delegation.

“The government would be guided by the sentiments of the house,” she said.

(Inputs from IANS)

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India’s Diwali Promise, Medical Visas to All Deserving

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External Affairs Minister Shushma Swaraj. IANS

New Delhi, October 19: Marking the auspicious occasion of Diwali, India on Thursday made a Diwali promise medical visas all those people abroad, including in Pakistan, seeking treatment.

“On the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, India will grant a medical visa in all deserving cases pending today,” External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted.

Keeping to a promise made on Independence Day, India on Wednesday issued six more medical visas to Pakistani nationals, including three children.

“We will issue visa to facilitate treatment of your eight-year-old child in India,” Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Wednesday night in response to a request from Nazir Ahmed who said that his son Mohammad Ahmed was awaiting a medical visa from India for one year.

In a separate tweet, she also promised a visa to Muhammad Asif Malik’s son, who is currently in an intensive care unit (ICU) in children’s hospital in Lahore, and to Kasif Chacha’s child who is running out of medicine.

Visas were also issued to Irfan Ahmed Shaikh, Nasir Mahmood and the mother of Rafique Menon for liver surgeries.

This month, Sushma Swaraj has announced the issuance of 19 medical visas to Pakistanis for treatment in India as Diwali promise.

Last month, India issued a medical visa to a Pakistani child seeking open heart surgery.

On Independence Day, the External Affairs Ministry made a Diwali promise that India would provide medical visas to all bonafide Pakistani patients.

As ties between the two countries soured over various issues, the ministry had announced in May that only a letter of recommendation by then Pakistan Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz would enable a Pakistani national to get a medical visa for India.

The action was termed “highly regrettable” by Islamabad, which said that asking for such a letter violated diplomatic norms and such a requirement had not been prescribed for any other country.

However, on July 18, a patient from Pakistan-administered Kashmir, seeking treatment in New Delhi for a liver tumor, got a visa.

Sushma Swaraj then said that he needed no recommendation from the Pakistani government for a medical visa because the territory “is an integral part of India”.

Since August 15, however, Pakistani nationals seeking medical treatment have not been denied visas.(IANS)

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