It was India which started the trend. The new map may be Islamabad’s response to India’s action in October 2019 when New Delhi issued a new political map showing POK and the Gilgit-Baltistan area of Pakistan inside Indian territory.
By raking up a religious symbol and claiming Lord Rama as Nepali, Nepal's Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is hoping to reap political mileage. It is a desperate attempt to stir the pot for his own benefit.
With foreign policy now reduced to a plaything of domestic politics—as a tool to target rival parties and political leaders and select minorities—media has chosen to extend the divisive hate politics and prejudices, including racial and ethnic bias to the foreign front.
On Saturday, a crucial meeting to decide the political future of Oli was postponed until Monday to allow more time for the top leadership to iron out their differences over his style of functioning and anti-India statements.