KATHMANDU, May 12: Drawing the attention of the government toward the border encroachment by the southern neighbor India in the Lipulekh region, lawmakers have urged the government to take effective steps against that.
Speaking at the Zero Hour in today’s meeting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the lawmakers asked the government to take a strong action for a long term solution to this issue. They also suggested to the government to approach the international court against the Indian hegemony.
Poudel urged both the ruling and opposition sides to get united and take a conclusive initiative against this act against Nepal’s self esteem.
Dharma Shila Chapagain
Condemning the recent act of India, Chapagain also voiced for a sustainable solution. “If we don’t seek a permanent solution, the eastern region is also sure to face the very issue,” he said.
Nanda Bahadur Rokaya
He also stressed an effective measure against the border encroachment issue so that Nepal does not have to face Indian hegemony time and again.
Nawa Raj Silwal
MP Silwal, reciting a poem, viewed for a united national front against this encroachment to safeguard national integrity.
Narayan Prasad Marasini
Hailing the efforts by the government against border encroachment, MP Marasini demanded a special border security program.
Niru Devi Pal
Lawmaker Pal opined that the border issue should be resolved through diplomatic means.
Giri said that India has been troubling Nepal since 1950 by constructing various structures along the borderline. He was also of the view of seeking solutions through the diplomatic channel.
Prabati DC Chaudhary
Chaudhary stated that disputed regions of Lipiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulekh belong to Nepal according to the Sugauli Treaty of 1816. She suggested the government knock the door of the international court.
Purna Kumari Subedi
MP Subedi condemned the repeated encroachment of Nepali land by the Indian side violating the Sugauli Treaty. She said that the government should immediately unveil Nepal’s new map including Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani after a tripartite agreement among Nepal, China and India.
Lawmakers Parvata Kuamri Bishunke and Tham Maya Thapa also stressed a long-term solution.