India welcomes adoption of new Constitution by Nepal: MEA

New Delhi, Sept. 20 (ANI): India on Sunday welcomed the adoption of the new Constitution by Nepal and stated that it would lay the foundation of harmony, progress and development in the Himalayan nation.

Expressing concern over the violence in Nepal over the adoption of new Constitution, a statement by Ministry of External Affairs said that Indian Ambassador to Kathmandu spoke to the Prime Minister of Nepal in this regard.

“Throughout the process of Constitution making in Nepal, India has supported a federal, democratic, republican and inclusive Constitution. We note the promulgation in Nepal today of a Constitution,” said MEA’s official statement.

“We are concerned that the situation in several parts of the country bordering India continues to be violent. Our Ambassador in Kathmandu has spoken to the Prime Minister of Nepal in this regard,” it added.

India further urged that contentious issues should be resolved through dialogue in an atmosphere free from violence and intimidation.

“And in an institutionalized manner that would enable broad-based ownership and acceptance. This would lay the foundation of harmony, progress and development in Nepal. We extend our best wishes to the people of Nepal,” the statement said. (ANI)

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