1 October 2015

Anti-India anger in Nepal as essential supplies dry up

In this Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015 photo, A Nepalese cab driver waits for his turn to fill fuel on his cab at a fuel pump run by the Nepalese police in Kathmandu, Nepal. Nepal is running out of gasoline and Medical supplies are becoming scarce after an unofficial economic blockade imposed by neighboring India from where Nepal gets almost all its essential supplies. Many Nepalese believe that India is retaliating against their government for approving a new Constitution that is seen by New Delhi as discriminatory to an ethnic Indian community living in Nepal's border districts.
Nepal feels like it is being choked. It's running out of gasoline. Medical supplies are becoming scarce. All because of an unofficial economic blockade imposed by neighboring India from where Nepal gets almost all its essential supplies.