7 Nov., Kathmandu : The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that his serious attention was drawn towards news that New Delhi has included the Nepali territories of Kalapani and Lipulek in India’s new political map issued recently.
According to NC Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma, President Deuba has made a telephone call to Indian ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri on Thursday and has clarified that the Kalapani and Lipulek are Nepali territory. Earlier, NC spokesperson through the social media, has called on the government to immediately make its views on the issue public and take serious initiatives in that connection.
Stating that Kalapani and Lipulek are Nepal’s integral parts, Sharma stressed any questions regarding Nepal’s soil raised from anywhere were objectionable and unacceptable.
NCP leader Khanal draws his attention on new map issued by India
Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) senior leader and former Prime Minister Jhalanath Khanal has said his attention was drawn towards news that New Delhi has included the Nepali territories of Kalapani and Lipulek in India’s new political map issued recently.
Leader Khanal by issuing a press release today urged the government to immediately make its views on the issue public and take serious diplomatic initiatives to correct it. He mentioned that Kalapani and Lipulek are Nepal’s integral parts and nobody has the authority to change it.
NSU demonstrate over new Indian map
Nepal Students Union, the student wing of the Nepali Congress, has demonstrated in front of Tri Chandra Campus this morning, objecting the placement of Nepal’s territory in the map of India. The NSU demonstrated saying Nepali territory Kalapani and Lipu pass have been included in Indian map recently released by the Indian government.
On the occasion, NSU leader Deepak Bhattarai said that the government of Nepal should settle the issues related to the new Indian map through the diplomatic channel. Similarly, leader of NSU Tri Chandra Campus unit, Shan Siwakoti, blamed that the Indian government has tried to spoil Nepal-India relations by encroaching Nepal’s territory. Various NSU leaders as well as students of Tri Chandra Campus participated in the demonstration. rss