Nepal shuts possibilities of boundary talks
Kathmandu : Nepal’s parliament passes amendment to include the new map which includes Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura in the constitution of the Himalayan state. The House of Representative (Lower House) of Nepal’s Parliament, on Saturday, cleared a constitutional amendment bill to reflects in new territorial map which includes a stretch of lands in the mountains that India claims as its own.
This map amendment bill was supported by all the 258 Parliamentarians .
Nepal’s Parliament passes amendment to include the new map which includes Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura in the Constitution of Nepal. pic.twitter.com/ZnDR6F2boi
— ANI (@ANI) June 13, 2020
Last month, Nepal’s ruling communist party had cleared the map ,drawing fierce reaction from India , which described the move as ‘unilateral’ and not based on historical facts. The opposition Nepali Congress had said it would vote in favor of the amendment , amid friction with India over the issue.
However, Lower house cleared the amendment bill. now it’ll be sent to the National Assembly where it will undergo a similar process.
According to report, At the four hour long discussion in the lower house that proceed the vote, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was asked by several members to take the next steps to reclaim control of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura from India. Some others from Nepali Communist Party (Maoist) favored continuing with some of the border restrictions on movement of people that have been introduced due to coronavirus to continue.
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