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Nepalis take to social media to remind Modi about 2015 blockade

Nepal’s Defence Minister Ishwar Pokharel receives Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Janakpur airport, on Friday, May 11, 2018.

Kathmandu, May 11

When Nepali politicians and leaders were preparing for a grand welcome for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day state visit to Nepal, social media was flooded with enraged comments from common Nepalis.

The general public took to Twitter to remind India and Modi about the wounds the 2015 blockade caused to all Nepalis. Various hashtags ‘NotMyGuest’,’ModiNotWelcomeInNepal’, among others can be seen on Twitter.

Criticising the visit, a hashtag has been trending on Twitter (#BlockadeWasCrimeMrModi) for the past two days.

Even the former European Ambassador to Nepal, Rensje Teerink, tweeted with the hashtag #BlockadeWasCrimeMrModi. She garnered a lot of appreciation from the social media users. Teerink, however, deleted it later.

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Looks like the Twitterati are in no mood to welcome Modi after the unofficial blockade in 2015. Here are a few tweets that summed up the mood:

 

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