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UN chief Ban expresses concern
Nov 22, 2015-
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has underlined his growing concern over the blockade of essential supplies on the Nepal-India border.
A statement published on the United Nation’s website on Friday reads, “He is alarmed by reports of the obstruction, and destruction, of life-saving medical supplies and the continued impact on humanitarian operations.”
Ban called on all sides to lift the restrictions without further delay and also underlined Nepal’s “right of free transit”.
In view of the Madhesi Morcha’s—an alliance of the agitating Tarai-centric parties—plan to further intensify the protests from Saturday, Ban stressed the importance of dialogue and non-violence, as well as respect for peaceful protest and freedom of assembly.
He urged all sides to resolve differences in a peaceful and flexible manner and reiterated UN’s support to Nepal’s efforts to build a democratic, inclusive, peaceful and prosperous future. (PR)
Published: 22-11-2015 08:15