- Nepal’s appeal to India – stop all construction work in these areas
- Nepal’s reaction came after the statement of the Indian Embassy
The Nepal government has once again claimed on Sunday that Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani are its integral parts. Not only this, Nepal has appealed to India to stop all construction work in these areas. However, Nepal has also said that it wants to resolve the border dispute at the diplomatic level.
This reaction of Nepal came after the statement of the Indian Embassy, which said that India’s position on its border with Nepal is clear. Its information has been given to the Government of Nepal. The mutually agreed border issues that are outstanding can always be resolved through our close and friendly bilateral relations, the statement said.
Nepal’s IT Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, who is also the spokesperson in the government. “The government is firm and clear about the fact that Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani areas east of the Mahakali river are an integral part of Nepal,” he said.
Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, while explaining the decisions taken in the meeting of the Council of Ministers, said, the Government of Nepal appeals to the Government of India to stop all unilateral steps like construction and expansion of any road passing through Nepalese territory.
Karki said, the Government of Nepal is committed to resolve the border dispute on the basis of historical treaties, agreements, documents and maps between the two countries and in the spirit of close and friendly relations between Nepal and India.
Karki’s statement came at a time when there is a protest in Nepal against the construction of a road in Lipulekh by India. Nepal’s ruling Congress issued a statement on Friday, opposing the construction of the road.
The ruling party said, Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura are in Nepalese territory. The party called for immediate withdrawal of its troops stationed in the Kalapani region from India and resolve the border dispute through high-level talks based on historical facts and evidence.
Lipulekh Pass is near Kalapani, which is on the border of Nepal and India. Both India and Nepal claim Kalapani as an integral part of their jurisdiction. India shows it as part of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand, while Nepal makes it part of Dharchula district.