New Delhi, April 30: Pakistan has sent 'beef masala' packages as part of its relief materials to Nepal earthquake victims who are facing tough time after the devastation. As Nepal is a Hindu dominated country, people are angry with the move.
It is being said that the issue will soon snowball into major controversy and trigger diplomatic acrimony among South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member countries. No official reaction has yet come from Pakistani side on the issue.
According to India Today report, Indian doctors who are a part of a 34-member medical team, sent to Nepal for treating the survivors has confirmed this news .
One of the doctor, treating survivors at Kathmandu's Bir Hospital said, "When we reached the airport to collect the food items from Pakistan, we found packets of ready-to-eat meals, including packets of 'beef masala'. There were other food items too".
When asked that has local people consumed the food items, another doctor responded, "Most of the local people are not aware of the contents. When they understand, they avoid it".
Reacting sharply over outrageous act of Pakistan, he added further, "Pakistan has hurt Nepal's religious sentiments by supplying the masala. Shockingly, it did not care about the sensitivity of the matter."
Sources say after the matter came to light, the Nepali officials informed the government about the same. A top Nepal government officials as quoted by India Today said, "The matter was conveyed to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and the intelligence chief. We are also starting an internal inquiry to verify the facts. If the report is correct, we will raise the matter at the diplomatic level with Pakistan. India, being our key partner, will also be informed of the developments."
For Hindu, cow is a sacred animal and they consider 'slaughtering' as a crime. Nepal having 85 per cent Hindu population was a Hindu country some times ago. Recently it has become a republic country.
The move is creating huge outrage among people. On Social media, people are lashing out at Pakistan for doing such a 'shameful act'. Here are some of the tweets.
If someone in Pakistan sent beef to Nepal in relief supplies, they are either insensitive or stupid. Perhaps both.
If someone in Pakistan sent beef to Nepal in relief supplies, they are either insensitive or stupid. Perhaps both.— Vikram Chandra (@vikramchandra) April 30, 2015
Hope you all remember Media's 24*7 barking on a Hindu MP putting roti in a Muslim guy's mouth.Media is complete silence on Beef Shipment
Hope you all remember Media's 24*7 barking on a Hindu MP putting roti in a Muslim guy's mouth.Media is complete silence on Beef Shipment— Rishi Bagree (@rishibagree) April 30, 2015
Pakistan sends Beef and Evangelist sends Bible, India sends its forces and people to help Nepalis. Proud to be an Indian.
Pakistan sends Beef and Evangelist sends Bible, India sends its forces and people to help Nepalis. Proud to be an Indian.— Ashok (@nationalizer) April 30, 2015