After passing the controversial new map in its Parliament, the Nepal government is now planning to send the updated map, which includes Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura regions as its integral part, to the United Nations (UN) and Google. ALSO READ | Amar Singh Passes Away At 64; A Look At Top 5 Controversies Of Former SP Leader And Rajya Sabha MP
As per reports by local media, the KP Sharma Oli-led government in the neighbouring country is making necessary arrangements to publish the map in English and send it to the international community.
On June 13, Nepal Parliament passed the amendment to include the new political map which represented Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura area of the India-Nepal border region in its own Constitution.
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“We are soon delivering the revised map incorporating Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura to the international community,” Minister for Land Management, Padma Aryal told My Republica.
According to reports, Nepal has already printed as many as 25,000 copies of the revised political map which will be distributed to local units, provincial and all other public offices.
India-Nepal Border Dispute:
Bilateral ties between India and Nepal came under strain after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a 80-km-long strategically crucial road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8.
Nepal reacted sharply to the inauguration of the road claiming that it passed through Nepalese territory. India rejected the claim asserting that the road lies completely within its territory.
India Reacts Strongly To Nepal’s Controversial Map:
Soon after Nepal Parliament passed the new political map of the country, New Delhi termed as untenable the “artificial enlargement” of territorial claims by Kathmandu.
In a sharp reaction last month, India said Nepal’s action violates an understanding to resolve the boundary issues through talks.
“We have noted that the House of Representatives of Nepal has passed a Constitution amendment bill for changing the map of Nepal to include parts of Indian territory. We have already made our position clear on this matter,” Spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Anurag Srivastava said.