The government of Nepal has reportedly told National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) to shutdown their ongoing operations in the country.
“Kathmandu doesn’t appreciate the undue publicity in India during time of crisis. The NDRF teams have been pressed into service by India to carry out rescue operations in quake hit Himalayan nation,” reports added.
Their has been lot of anger against the Indian media also. Yesterday, Twitter’s top trend was #GoHomeIndianMedia as Nepalis were ridiculing the way media has been covering the Nepal earthquake.
The government also has asked hundreds of foreign rescue workers to leave the country as the remaining tasks will be carried out by its army and police.
Recovering from an earthquake of this magnitude requires years and years of commitment, and if we, as a people, can resolve to overcome political differences to unify in the face of greater tragedy, we will have grown as a nation, writes Amish Raj Mulmi
The death toll in Nepal earthquake could reach 10,000, Prime Minister Sushil Koirala told Reuters, ordering intensified rescue efforts and appealing for foreign supplies of tents and medicines.
“The government is doing all it can for rescue and relief on a war footing,” Koirala said in an interview. “It is a challenge and a very difficult hour for Nepal,” Reuters reported.
The current death toll stands at 4,349, with more than 7,000 others injured after the 7.9 magnitude quake hit Nepal on Saturday.