China squeezes Nepal’s land with ‘salami swissing’ strategy: Hindus, Buddhists not allowed to enter their temples

Kathmandu: China has occupied 36 hectares of land at 10 places along the northern border of Nepal. Experts call this ‘salami swishing’. Through this policy, China first grabs the other country’s land little by little, often the whole country does not even know, then suddenly declares more area as its own. Ladakh has become a […]
 


China squeezes Nepal’s land with ‘salami swissing’ strategy: Hindus, Buddhists not allowed to enter their temples

Kathmandu: China has occupied 36 hectares of land at 10 places along the northern border of Nepal. Experts call this ‘salami swishing’. Through this policy, China first grabs the other country’s land little by little, often the whole country does not even know, then suddenly declares more area as its own. Ladakh has become a victim of this policy in India.

A similar method has been adopted by China against Nepal. According to documents published by its Ministry of Agriculture, China has buried 36 hectares of land in 10 places. It does not allow Hindus or Buddhists to enter Hindu or Buddhist temples there.

Nepal could not understand this policy of China. The People’s Liberation Arm (PLA) built a veterinary clinic in a district of Nepal in 2016 but Nepal did not object to it.

A UK media report said that China has on the contrary accused Nepal of suppressing its land. After that, through so-called official documents, Nepal has started building canals and roads around the border outpost, claiming the western region as its own. China has also occupied villages in Darchula and Gorkha provinces. In September 2020, the attack has also taken 11 buildings in a remote part of the province.

UK media reports that China is conducting surveillance operations in Lalung, Dzonga on the China (Tibet) border that touches them. Not only does it prohibit Nepali farmers or herders from entering the area, but Hindus or Buddhists are not allowed to enter Hindu or Buddhist temples there. China has also destroyed many border posts. That’s why the inquiry committee formed in 2021 under the leadership of Joint Secretary of Home Ministry of Nepal has given this report.