Bill passed in Nepali Parliament to update country’s map including Indian territories

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An amendment bill has been passed in the upper house of the Nepali Parliament to update the map of Nepal which will include Indian territories Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura. The same bill had already been passed in the lower assembly of the Nepali parliament on Saturday. The new map of Nepal incorporates in it the Indian territories which India has maintained belongs to it.

India has called this artificial enlargement as an untenable step. The bill will now allow the new map to be part of the national emblem of Nepal. All the 57 members present in favor of passing the bill.

Ties between the two nations have been under strain ever since the 80 km long road connecting Lipulekh pass with Dharchula was inaugurated by the Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on May 8. The inauguration of the road was met with protests from Nepal as it said the road passed through its territory and days later Nepal came up with the new map including Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura in it.

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