Parliament of Nepal to Vote Today on New Map between the India – Nepal Border. As the land dispute between Nepal and India is increasing day by day, Nepal’s parliament is all set to vote on a new map of its border with India.
On May, Nepal had published a revised map showing that the northwest tip of land as its territory, India on the other hand rejected the move and said that that land belongs to it.
Parliament of Nepal to Vote Today on New Map on India – Nepal Border
The government has tabled the new map in parliament, seeking to amend the constitution and remove the old version.
“A house meeting has been scheduled for Saturday when the amendment is expected to be debated and put to vote,” parliamentary official Dashrath Dhamala had earlier said.
Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had said that he wanted to resolve the dispute over the small stretch of land, which includes the areas of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani.
“We have told (them) that we want to resolve this through diplomatic talks … And the solution is that our land should be returned to us,” Oli said in parliament on Wednesday.
Oli claimed that India built a Kali temple, created “an artificial Kali river” and “encroached the Nepalese territory through deploying the Army” at Kalapani. The river defines the border between the two countries.
When the new Nepal’s map was published in May, New Delhi had rejected it and called it a “unilateral act” that was not based on historical facts or evidence.
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The ties between India and Nepal came under strain after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80-km-long strategically crucial road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8.
After the inauguration, Nepal claimed that the road passed through Nepalese territory to which India rejected and said that the road lies completely within its territory.
Nepalese officials say that Nepal had control over the area before 1962, when the India-China war took place. At that time India stationed its army seeking permission from then Nepalese rulers for temporary purpose, but it never removed its forces, they claim.
Although there are border issues in other areas such as Susta but the government has given priority to Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as Nepali territories have not been captured by deploying army in other parts of its international border, Oli said in response to a question in Parliament.