Since years Nepal has been having a conflict with India on various matters even though the Indian government has always tried helping Nepal in their difficult situations, Nepal even after all of that has always struck back.

Nepal recently tabled an amendment for a new map that has various Indian areas in it. The bill was tabled by Nepal’s minister of law, justice and parliamentary affairs Shiva Maya Tumbahagphe even though Nepal’s Madhesi parties have refused to accept the bill. This is
their constitution’s second amendment bill which will change the Schedule 3 of the Nepalese constitution and replace the current map with the new map unveiled on May 20. The new map has claimed some strategically important land which is a part of India covering Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani as a part of India.

These lands are part of the Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand. Nepal has claimed these lands based on some historical documents and bilateral understanding which were done in the past. The K.P Sharma Oli Nepal the communist party decided to table the amendment after they secured some support of the opposition party present their- the Nepali congress which is headed by Nepal’s former PM Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Now the Indian government obviously reacted to this action from the Nepalese side aggressively saying that such acts of artificial enlargement of the mainland are not acceptable by the Indian government and have asked Nepal to refrain from making such unjustified cartographic claims on the Indian land. Now to enact the bill, first, the proposal would be discussed on by the Nepalese parliament then both the houses of the parliament will have to accept the bill and then the president will order the issuance of the bill after which the new map will be officially accepted and shown to the international community.

Ties between India and Nepal have been under strain since after our defense minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80 km long road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand which caused a lot of protests where people were shouting anti-Indian slogans.

Nepal reacted aggressively to the inauguration claiming that the road passes through Nepalese territory even though it didn’t. Nepal and India are planning to have a talk on the current issue and to decide whether the whole area should go permanently to the other country or some parts of it.

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