China has been in the news a lot lately. Whether it is related to Covid-19, its relation with India or the United States, or the recent flooding. It has been a center of a lot of controversies and recently another issue has been raised. The 50-year-old Balaram Baniya, the Nepalese journalist was found dead at the banks of the Bagmati river near the hydropower plant. The death of the journalist has gained widespread media coverage as the reason for his death is being associated with the article he published on Chinese encroachment. Numerous news sources are connecting the two facts and suspicions have been raised regarding the matter.
The case is getting even more coverage due to the rising tension between the two states, India and Nepal with respect to the Indian territories of Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura in its controversial new political map. Search for answers has started and we can only hope that Balaram Baniya would get justice.