Actress Manisha Koirala has earned flak for showing support towards the controversial new Nepalese map. The new map released by Nepal shows areas such as Lipulekh and Kalapani under its territory.
“Thank you for keeping the dignity of our small nation..we all are looking forward to a peaceful and respectful dialogue between all three great nations now,” Manisha wrote in her tweet. It was in reply to Pradeep Gyawali, Nepal’s foreign affairs minister, who had tweeted about the area getting included in the Nepalese map.
Manisha’s tweet did not sit well with the Indians on Twitter. The tweet got her over 2,700 replies. “Pls go and earn in Nepali film industry,” read a tweet. “You are supporting the illegal map of Nepal to support India instead of you on such an issue which makes your identity from India. The Indian film industry gave you a lot of fame and money and that how you repay us #bycott_mkoirala,” read another. “Get the fu** out of India now,” wrote another Twitter user. “Ungrateful to the nation that gave you everything. Nice,” read a tweet.
Manisha is a Nepali national. She has worked in Bollywood for almost 30 years in films such as Dil Se, Gupt, Bombay, and others. She was last seen in Netflix film Maska.
India on Wednesday said such artificial enlargement of territorial claims by Nepal will not be acceptable to it and asked the neighboring country to refrain from “unjustified cartographic assertion”.
On Monday the Nepal cabinet approved a fresh political map which included Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani as part of its territory. In the speech, Oli also said Nepal would “bring back at any cost” the Kalapani-Limpiyadhura-Lipulekh area, which is part of Indian territory.
Nepal has hit back at India 10 days after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a link road on the Kailash Mansarovar route in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, leading to Lipulekh.
Following this, Nepal’s foreign ministry had issued a press release objecting to the link road, claiming it passes through Nepali territory. India rejected the claim saying the link road lies within Indian territory.