16 Jan, 2022
Kathmandu, Jan. 16: The government of Nepal has made it clear again that Limpiyadhura, Lipu Lek and Kalapani area lying east of the Mahakali River is Nepal's inalienable territory.
Minister for Communications and Information Technology, Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, who is also the government spokesperson, made this point while making public the decisions of the meeting of the Council of Ministers on Sunday.
The government spokesperson also underlined that the government of Nepal has been urging the government of India to stop all unilateral steps such as construction and expansion of roads going along the Nepali territory.
The government's stance comes in the context when there is a protest in the country against the construction of a road along Lipu Lek, Nepal's territory, by India.
A couple of days ago, on Friday, Nepali Congress, the main ruling party, had issued a protest on the construction of the road through Lipu Lek by India by encroaching Nepal's territory while the Indian embassy had issued a press release on Saturday claiming that the government of India had communicated with the government of Nepal about the border issues.
"I would like to make public the view of the government of Nepal with regard to Limpiyadhura, Lipu Lek and Kalapani. The government of Nepal is firm and clear about the fact that Limpiyadhura, Lipy Lek and Kalapai lying east of the Mahakali River is Nepal's integral part of Nepal. The government of Nepal has been urging the government of India to stop unilateral construction and expansion of road through the Nepali territory," said Minister Karki before making public the Cabinet decision.
He added, "The government of Nepal is committed to resolving the boundary dispute between the two countries on the basis of historical treaty, agreement, fact and maps and in line with spirit and sentiment of close and friendly relations between Nepal and India." Rising Nepal