Nepal stations bombard Uttarakhand villages with anti-India songs
DEHRADUN/ PITHORAGARH: Residents of Uttarakhand villages bordering Nepal that can catch the frequency of radio stations in the neighbouring country are being treated to a sudden surfeit of anti-India songs that call for return of areas in Uttarakhand like Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura that have been included in Kathmandu’s new map. These songs, mostly played on FM channels between news bulletins and other shows, don’t fail to taunt Nepalese politicians for “not doing enough to get back the land that belongs to Nepal.”
Babita Sanwal, a school teacher in Dharchula in Pithoragarh district who was till some time back a regular listener of Darchula FM of Nepal, said she generally opted to listen to news on radio while walking back home from school. “I have now stopped listening to Nepalese FM after they started playing a lot of anti-India songs on FM,” she said. “These songs are being played multiple rounds, every hour.”
Sanwal said she remember the lyrics of one of the songs: “Hamrai ho tyo Kalapani, Lipulekha, Limpiyadhura... Utha, jaga, veer Nepali (Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura are ours… Wake up, brave people).” She tuned out after a local kid asked her if what is being said in the song is true.
There are other songs that say “Lipulekh and Kalapani should be ours, it’s our land that has been stolen”. While some of these songs are between a year and six months old and have resurfaced now with a vengeance, quite a few premièred recently on platforms like YouTube between March and June this year.
According to locals, most of the songs are being run on Nepalese FM channels like Naya Nepal, Kalapani Radio, Darchula Radio, Lok Darpan, Radio Sarthi and Mallikarjun Radio whose broadcasts are accessible across the border in towns like Dharchula and Jhoolaghat in Pithoragarh.
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Krishna Garbiyal, a local trader from Dharchula, who used to listen to news on these radio stations told TOI that he has stopped doing so of late since “the news bulletins are totally one-sided and show India in a bad light.”
Manju Tinkari, a radio jockey with a Nepalese radio station, told TOI: “We neither exaggerate nor under-play things. We just read out the news bulletins as they have happened. Also, the choice of songs is mostly dictated by listeners’ requests.”
N S Napalchyal, former chief secretary of Uttarakhand who hails from Dharchula area of Pithoragarh, said the Nepalese propaganda needs to be strongly countered. “The state go nment and even the central go nment should start its own community radios in the area to give a clear picture to locals about the present scenario.”
Madan Kaushik, state go nment spokesperson, said that the issue is “a genuine one and the go nment, which is already focusing on setting up community radios, will definitely give a thought to start local radio stations in Pithoragarh too”.
A senior Nepalese official from an intergo nmental organisation in Kathmandu told TOI that “such nationalist and anti-India songs are not prevalent across Nepal and, in my view, would be prevalent only in areas along the border”.
Nepal belongs to us
The current nepalese govt can also take their Nepalese migrants back!
Its time to eliminate KP sharma oli and his co unist network from Nepal.
Need first need of the hour.
Send all Nepalis working in India back to Nepal, they can now work in China
Get ready for million of Indians to be deported from Nepal...
High time for a surgical strike on Nepal. It will show to China and Pakistan the India might.
Ritu Raj Lamsal
Dare it and face the consequences.
As long as you keep following Gandhian policy,. Your lands will be snatched , you will get evicted from your home and live in fear.
We are a master race, what we need in addition is to become a martial race also
With these two traits, we can win the biggest of big enemy.
China can be crushed in the same way a snake gets crushed under the feets of elephant
Modi is a coward.Now even Nepal is threatening us.
Laxmanan Swamidoss Mohandoss
It will not be surprising if China is behind Nepal.
So far entire India was like a second home for Nepal people, the could come, go, live work like any other Indian in India, by spreading anti-India sentiment, Nepal go nment is going to close doors for Nepal people in India. Not a good development for Nepal people.
Let them make China happy..we will see them crying in one year
Thanks to foreign Policy of BJP and Modiji.
FREE VISA TO NEPALI TO MOVE IN INDIA SHOULD BE STOPPED THEY ARE MOSTLY BAD ELEMENTS AND ARE INVOLVED IN CRIME
Nepali politicians are behaving like perfect examples of Traitors . So much hate for India just because of Chinese bribe !! What a shame !
nehru and his traitor party created all these mess ,rahul and italians goons should be hanged in front of the public
THE GOVERNMENT OF KP OLI WILL SOON BE OVER THROWN BY THE PEOPLE OF NEPAL! JAI HIND!
Very bad times ahead for Nepal and its people...
Land grabbing India is getting a taste of its own medicine.
Disgusting of Modi Governance. Even a small Rat also started playing with Lions.
First start kick out of all nepalis from India.