KATHMANDU: Nepal’s cabinet has approved a new political map following the escalating border dispute with India, in which the Indian-occupied territories of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura have been declared part of Nepal.
According to a foreign news agency, India has shown these areas on its map for a long time, while according to Nepal, this is a violation of the 1816 Agreement.
In this regard, a Cabinet meeting was held at the official residence of the Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli in which Nepali Minister for Land Management Padma Kumari Aryal presented a new political map.
According to Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali, the Prime Minister said in the cabinet meeting that the government would protect the land of its forefathers while urging all leaders to exercise restraint on the issue.
On the other hand, government spokesman Yuvraj Khati Wada said that the new political map would be used in every government institution and in all textbooks.
The decision was made by the Nepal government after the Indian Ministry of Defense recently inaugurated a link road to the Chinese border through Lipulekh.
It is believed that the area of Lipulekh is close to the borders of China, Nepal and India. Nepal is angry after this move of India while anti-India protests are going on in Nepal on the issue of the occupation of Lipulekh.