MALLIKARJUNA SHARMA Says: May 19, 2008 at 10:31 pm
I think the open borders should continue and it is the Nepalese who benefit most from it. Introducing visa by Prachanda will also mean Nepalese have to get visa from India too and that will affect the livelihoods of millions of Nepalese who periodically come to India to make some money and go back home. Prachanda should not be swept by national chauvinism. Likewise India and China cannot be equated. Nepal had, has and will have a special relationship with India. It is almost like a border state of India and the people there I found to be so comfortable with Hindi and relations with Indians (except of course any exploiters among them). If there are any other specific clauses and instances of injustice to Nepal those should be discussed threadbare and sorted out in a spirit of friendship and mutual cooperation. Of course a review of the treaty and subsequent arrangements there should be.