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India dismisses controversy over S Jaishankar’s remarks on Gautam Buddha’s birthplace

Kathmandu: India on Sunday dismissed the controversy over the birthplace of Gautam Buddha, announcing Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s remarks on him private been about “our shared Buddhist heritage” and there’s “no doubt” that the founding father of Buddhism was born in Nepal’s Lumbini.

At some stage in a webinar on Saturday, Jaishankar talked about India’s upright leadership and how Buddha and Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings are peaceable relevant. On the other hand, the Nepalese media quoted him as announcing that Buddha was an Indian.

In Original Delhi, Exterior Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava on Sunday said the minister’s remarks on Saturday at an tournament “referred to our shared Buddhist heritage.”

“There is never all the time a doubt that Gautam Buddha was born in Lumbini, which is in Nepal,” Srivastava said.

Earlier, Nepalese International Ministry raised objection over Jaishankar’s observation quoted in the Nepalese media, announcing “it is a properly-established and confirmed fact confirmed by historical proof that Buddha was born in Lumbini, Nepal.”

The legitimate spokesperson of the Nepal International Ministry said that Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha and the fountain of Buddhism, is without doubt one of the indispensable UNESCO world heritage websites.

At some stage in his test with to Nepal in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, addressing Nepal’s Parliament said, “Nepal is the country where the apostle of peace on the planet, Buddha, was born,” recalled the Nepalese International Ministry.

“Buddhism unfold from Nepal to diverse aspects of the enviornment in the next length and the topic stays previous doubt and controversy.”

The frail prime minister and senior chief of the ruling Communist Earn collectively of Nepal Madhav Kumar Nepal said the alleged convey made by Jaishankar that Buddha was a huge Indian is “baseless and objectionable”.

Equally, Nepali Congress spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma also said, “Lord Buddha was born in Nepal.”

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