Govinda Gautam died as a citizen but was made a Martyr

Govinda Gautam

Govinda Gautam a Nepali citizen was killed at the boarder of Kanchanpur by the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) during a scuffle in between the locals and the force. The issue was out of control when the SSB troops entered Nepal in view of a quarrel of a Calvert bridge constructed at the boarder. It has been noticed that from past few years the Nepal’s bordering pillars at the boarder of Kanchanpur has been  destroyed creating a problem encroachment at the boarder area. The locals of Nepal have been complaining about the SSB troops violating their rights and have been entering Nepal in view of broader security threatening and using violence against the local people.

According to locals, SSB  had entered the Nepali side and shot  Gautam, Gautam died  while being rushed to the Seti Zonal Hospital in Dhangadhi. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi on Friday declared Govinda Gautam,  a martyr. Nidhi also announced a compensation of Rs 1 million to the victim’s family.

The Indian embassy in Nepal has denied the killings and have further have shown least concern about the issue. Likewise a reputed Indian Media  Indian Express  has written, ” National Security Advisor Ajit Doval today telephoned Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda and condoled the death of a Nepalese man in alleged firing by the Sashastra Seema Bal and promised a probe into the incident that has sparked anger here. Doval, who made the phone call to Prachanda on behalf of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said Indian authorities have initiated a probe into the killing of Govinda Gautam.”


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