Nepal makes its disputed map legal: disregarding india’s objection

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="900"]Nepal new map The new political and administrative map of Nepal unveiled by the government on Wednesday | Photo Courtesy: Padma Aryal Secretariat[/caption]

Nepal disregarded India's objections and made its disputed map legal. After the Constitution Amendment Bill was approved by the Upper House of the Nepali Parliament on Thursday morning, President Bidya Devi Bhandari signed it and declared it a part of the Constitution.

change in the map has been legally implemented. Nepal has shown Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura in its territory in this new map amidst border dispute with India.

On Thursday, there was a cautious response from India after the signing by the Nepali President. The Indian Ministry of External Affairs reacted to this and said that the Indian government has already clarified its stand on this. India deeply values its traditional relationship with Nepal.

Earlier, India objected to Nepal's move, saying it is the political agenda of the Government of Nepal, which has no basis. The National Assembly, the higher house of the Parliament of

Nepal, approved the disputed political map of the country.

Meanwhile, the ruling Nepali Communist Party accused India of illegally occupying the land. Parliamentary Party leader Dinanath Sharma said that India has illegally captured Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura and should return the Nepali land.

There were 57 votes in the National Assembly in support of the new map of Nepal and no one voted against this. Thus, the bill was unanimously passed by the National Assembly.

During the voting there, the opposition Nepali Congress in Parliament and the Janata Samajwadi Party Nepal supported the government's bill related to the amendment of the third schedule of the constitution.