The Nepal government has spoken about inclusion of Lipu Lekh and Kalapani of Nepal in the new political map published by India.
Issuing a press statement on Wednesday, the Foreign Ministry has said its attention has been drawn to the news reports about inclusion of Nepali land in the Indian map. "The Nepal government is clear that Kalapani area is part of Nepal," the statement reads. "It is clear that outstanding border issues between the two countries should be concluded with bilateral consensus, and any decision taken unilaterally will not be acceptable for Nepal government."
The ministry stresses that Nepal government is committed toward protection of its international borders and adds border disputes between the two friendly neighbors should be resolved through diplomatic channel on the basis of historic documents and evidence.
The inclusion of Lipu Lekh and Kalapani of Nepal in the new political map published by India has been widely condemned with the ruling and opposition parties alike protesting the Indian act.
The ruling CPN and Socialist Party Nepal, the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC), Sajha Party Nepal and RPP have all protested the new Indian map. NC's sister organizations Nepal Tarun Dal and Nepal Students Union (NSU) and the student wing of CPN ANNFSU staged demonstrations in Kathmandu Wednesday afternoon protesting the Indian map.
Published Date: Wednesday, Kartick 20, 2076, 17:27:00