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Netizens in India, Nepal troll Beijing after ‘fake’ claims on Mount Everest

Netizens in India, Nepal troll Beijing with '#BackOffChina' trend after 'fake' claims on Mt Everest

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Beijing’s state-run CGTN’s tweet featured Mount Everest as located in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region’. This sent a wave of anger among Indian and Nepal netizens who soon trolled the communist country for false claims. ‘#BackOffChina’ trended on Twitter.

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It all started with CCTN’s May 2 tweet speaking of an ‘extraordinary halo’ over Mount Everest. However, the words claiming Mount Qomolangma was the world’s highest peak ‘located in China’s Tibet Autonomous Region’ have drawn anger from netizens, Some of them have asked the Government of Nepal to take strict action over the social media post.

“#backoffchina Stop Spreading false new Mt.Everst is located in Nepal, not in china,” said a Twitter user from Nepal.

“This is our Mount Everest (8848 ht) we don’t want this to used and marked as yours. nepal government should act upon this. This is unprecedented words that have been used here. this is unacceptable. #backoffchina,” tweeted another.

Check out the tweets by netizens slamming claims,

As per HT report, Nepal and China had signed a border dispute resolution agreement in 1960 according to which it was decided that Mount Everest will be divided. The southern part of it will belong to Nepal and the Northern part to Tibet Autonomous Region which China claims as its own.

The recent tweet by CGTN clearly reflects the ambitious plans of China. This move can cause a rift between the two nations.

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