Issue new map including India-encroached territories: Joint Houses panel
January 1, 2020 09:01 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, Jan 1: A joint House committee on Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation of State’s Directive Principles, Polices and Responsibilities has directed the government to issue a new political map of the country by including the Indian-encroached Nepali areas including Limpiyadhura.
The has committee has become third house committee to issue the same directive to the government followed by State Affairs and International Committee of the lower house.
Last month the State Affairs Committee had asked the government to update the political map of Nepal by including Limpiyadhura after the Indian government released a new political map by including Kalapani and Lipulekh areas inside India in November first week. Two weeks ago the International Relations Committee also asked the government to issue the new political map of country by including Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulekh inside the Nepali territory.
Although the State Directive Principles Committee had summoned ministers and officials to inquire about the same issue, the committee could not take any decision after Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali and Land Management Minister Padma Aryal snubbed the summons.
The committee grilled Gyawali, Aryal, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and Forest Minister Shakti Bahadur Basnet over the border security coordination issue on Tuesday. The meeting also directed the government to establish all-weather security camps along Nepal-India border and distribute integrated service to the Nepali citizens residing in Kalapani, Lipulekh, Susta and other bordering villages facing encroachment.