Nepal parliament to vote on new map in land dispute with India
KATHMANDU: Nepal‘s parliament is ready to vote on the weekend on a brand new map of its border with India, an official stated on Thursday, underlining the Himalayan nation’s willpower to press its case in a land dispute that has strained ties with its large neighbour.
Nepal revealed the revised map in May displaying the sliver of land on its northwest tip as its territory, a transfer rejected by India, which controls the world and says the land belongs to it.
The authorities has tabled the brand new map in parliament, in search of to amend the structure and take away the outdated model.
“A home assembly has been scheduled for Saturday when the modification is predicted to be debated and put to vote,” parliamentary official Dashrath Dhamala informed Reuters.
Nepal‘s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had earlier stated he has sought talks with India to hunt to resolve the dispute over the small stretch of land, which incorporates the areas of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani.
“We have informed (them) that we need to resolve this via diplomatic talks … And the answer is that our land needs to be returned to us,” Oli stated in parliament on Wednesday.
There was no quick remark from India on Oli’s newest assertion.
But New Delhi rejected Nepal‘s map when it was revealed in May, calling it a “unilateral act” that was not primarily based on historic details or proof.