Govt firm on One China policy

Kathmandu, July 4:

The Home Ministry today told the Supreme Court that the government was firm on its One China policy.

“The government is aware of every activity carried out on Nepali soil that may pose threat to China and to the friendly relation between the two countries,” the ministry told the court in response to a SC show cause notice on the detention of two Nepali and a Chinese national for involvement in anti-China protests.

“They were arrested for involvement in activities against China and activities that threatened the cordial relations between the two countries,” home secretary Umesh Prasad Mainali told the SC in a written explanation to the court.

The SC had issued a show cause notice to the government over the detention of Tasi Dolma alias Kamala Devi Shrestha, Nawang Sagmo and Kalsang Chung.

Kalsang Chung is a Chinese national and the other two are Nepali citizens. They were arrested from Boudha on the charge of holding anti-China demonstrations.

The ministry claimed that their activities threatened Nepal-China relations. Claiming that they

were held lawfully, the Ministry has asked the apex court not to intervene for their release.