May 10, 2020 07:50 am

Kalapani, a territory between Nepal and India for many decades, once again made into the newspaper headlines after India released its new political map claiming the land as their territory on Oct 31, 2019.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The government of Nepal informed the Supreme Court recently that it has already asked the Indian government to amend the political map and return the Nepali territories including Kalapani and Lipulekh encroached by the Indian side.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Even as there has been huge public outcry here against the inclusion of Kalapani and other territories in India’s new political map, the Indian side has reiterated its stance that the map ‘accurately’ depicts the sovereign territory of India.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: A silent ‘disquiet’ in relations between Kathmandu and New Delhi has surfaced ever since India released its new political map in early November, incorporating some territories belonging to Nepal along the latter’s western border. The move by the Indian side to include in their map Kalapani and other territories that lie to the east of the Mahakali River has sparked a series of protests across this country. These protests are ongoing in different parts of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: The Global Policy Forum for Nepal (GPFN) has said that India's unilateral act to publicize its political map by incorporating Nepali territory in its side of the border is illegal. The group said the Indian act violates both the mutually agreed past treaty and international laws.

Reclaiming our land

December 3, 2019 10:33 am

The Indo-Nepal border dispute at Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani is getting intense. Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of giving consent to include these areas in political map of India. It is a serious allegation to the government head at a time when the government has sent a ‘note verbale’ for immediate round table meeting to solve the dispute.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Nepali Congress (NC) is using the ‘good old tactics from KP Oli’s handbook’ as the Kalapani dispute dominates domestic issues amid major political parties’ desperate bid to score political points exploiting the nationalist sentiment.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The government has formed a committee to inspect Nepal’s borders with India and China, following the controversy in the country after India released a new political map which shows a piece of Nepali land in Kalapani inside the Indian territory.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: At a time of huge public uproar across the country after a political map of India released by the Indians included Nepali territories demarcated by the Mahakali River on Nepal’s western border, any mention of the river, which is known as Kali in India, is conspicuously absent in the ninth edition of the political map released by the Survey of India recently.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Amid calls from various quarters that the issues surrounding Kalapani and other territories should be resolved through high-level diplomatic negotiations between India and Nepal, the government has started necessary homework to gather historical evidences that support its claim that Kalapani and other territories encroached by India originally belonged to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: The State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the House of Representatives (HoR) has directed the government to issue a new political map of Nepal comprising Limpiadhura, one of the major contentious border points with India, a week after the controversy created by a new Indian political map which includes the Nepali territories of Kalapani and Lipulekh.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Top political leaders including former prime ministers and noted boundary experts have suggested to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to reclaim Nepali territory encroached by India in Darchula district.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Former Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers have suggested Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to resolve existing border disputes including Kalapani.

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: In an attempt to build national consensus on how to pressure India to revise its recently released controversial political map and respect Nepali territory, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called an all-party meeting for Saturday, inviting former prime ministers, former foreign affairs ministers, border experts and top politicians.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Even as protests mount across the country against the inclusion of the Kalapani area in a newly released political map of India, the coat of arms used by several government offices in Nepal on their official websites appear to conform to the Indian version in this particular regard.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Nepal has said that any unilateral decision to change border demarcations would not be acceptable after a new political map released by the Indian government last week continued to include Kalapani and Lipu Lekh – at the tri-junction point between Nepal, India and China – in Indian territory.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Nepal has strongly objected to a recently-unveiled political map by the Indian government that has placed Nepali territory Kalapani inside Indian borders.