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Nepali group seeks formation of 'Greater Nepal'

world Updated: Jan 27, 2009 22:35 IST

An anti-India group, which has accused New Delhi of encroaching into Nepalese territory, has demanded the establishment of 'Greater Nepal' by inclusion of four Indian states.

Some 25-30 people linked to the little-known group 'Unified Nepal National Front' had gathered in front of the Indian embassy in the capital and staged a noisy demonstration on Republic Day.

The group demanded the merger of Indian states of Sikkim, Darjeeling, Uttaranchal and Siliguri into Nepal for the creation of 'Greater Nepal'. They accused India of "occupying" some Nepalese territory.

It also handed over a memorandum to the embassy seeking the ban on screening of the film 'Chandani Chowk to China', which has sparked a row after it allegedly suggesting that Buddha was born in India, contrary to the fact that his birth place Lumbini is situated in western parts of the Himalayan nation.

Indian film producer Ramesh Sippi had already apologised for hurting sentiments of the Nepalese people.