Lawmakers of ruling CPN have registered resolution motion in the House of Representatives (HoR) demanding encroached Nepali land be taken back and administrative presence be made in the encroached area.
Stating that Kutiyangdi that originates from Limpiyadhura is the Mahakali river, they have claimed that India has kept Nepali land stretching 400 kilometers in the east under its political and administrative control.
CPN lawmakers Ram Kumari Jhakri, Ganesh Thagunna, Dipak Prakash Bhatta, Yagya Bahadur Bogati and Ganesh Kumar Pahadi have registered the resolution motion.
Inauguration of the Indian road via Lipu Lekh on Friday has been widely criticized by the ruling and opposition parties alike.
Nepal has consistently maintained that as per the Sugauli Treaty (1816), all the territories east of Kali (Mahakali) River, including Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipu Lekh, belong to Nepal.
Nepal had also expressed its disagreement in 2015 through separate diplomatic notes addressed to the governments of both India and China when the two sides agreed to include Lipu Lekh Pass as a bilateral trade route without Nepal’s consent in the Joint Statement issued on 15 May 2015 during the official visit of the Prime Minister of India to China.
Published Date: Sunday, Baisakh 28, 2077, 17:08:00