The Parliament of Nepal has started discussion of the new political map of the country
The Parliament of Nepal has started discussion of the bill to amend the Constitution to change the political map of the country showing the regions Kalapani, Limpiadura and pass Lipulekh as Nepalese territory, the newspaper reports Firstpost.
Pass Lipulekh connects India and China. Territory Kalapani, including pass Lipulekh, is a disputed territory between India and Nepal, at the moment, it controls the Indian side.
The proposed amendment to the Constitution of Nepal was to be introduced in Parliament last month, but the discussions were suspended after Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli said that he wants to hold a meeting of all parties on this issue.
Nepal in may published a revised political and administrative map of the country, including areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiadora. In response, India argued that "artificial extension" of territorial claims unacceptable, and asked the neighboring country to refrain from "unfounded map approval."
Relations between the two countries became strained after the may 8 defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh opened the 80-kilometer road connecting the pass Lipulekh to Dharchula in the state of Uttarakhand. Nepal reacted angrily to the opening of the road, stating that it passes through its territory. India has rejected this allegation, claiming that the road is completely passes through its territory.