Manisha Koirala

Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala faced flak from Indians for expressing her support for the new controversial map of Nepal on Twitter.

After Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali tweeted about the new map which included Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapanias a part of Nepal, Koirala extended her support by replying to his tweet.

“Thank you for keeping the dignity of our small nation…we all are looking forward for a peaceful and respectful dialogue between all three great nations now,” Koirala tweeted.

Koirala’s tweet did not go down well with the Twitteratis and they lashed out at the actor for supporting Nepal.

On May 20, India strongly rejected Nepal’s decision to issue a revised map.

“This unilateral act is not based on historical facts and evidence.It is contrary to the bilateral understanding to resolve the outstanding boundary issues through diplomatic dialogue,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said.

“Such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be accepted by India,” he added.

Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had said the territories belong to Nepal but India has made it a disputed area by keeping its Army there.

Nepalis were blocked from going there after India stationed its Army, he said.

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