The Nepal government will send its recently issued map — which includes Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura — to United Nations, India and the international community by mid-August.
These areas also feature on India’s map.
“Nepal to send new updated map to India, United Nations, Google and international communities by middle of this month,” Padma Aryal, Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation told ANI.
Nepal to send new updated map to India, United Nations, Google and international communities by mid of this month: Nepal's Minister for Land Management, Padma Aryal to ANI— ANI (@ANI) August 1, 2020
The ministry, according to the ANI report, has asked the Department of Measurement to print 4,000 copies of the new map in English and send it to the international community.
The map, released by Nepal on 20 May, was rejected by India. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had said that the “revision is a unilateral act and it is not based on historical facts and evidences”. “Such artificial enlargement of territorial claims will not be accepted by us,” he had added.
After Nepal’s lower house of Parliament unanimously passed the amendment in June that gives legal guarantee to the new map, it drew a sharp response from India.
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“This artificial enlargement of claims is not based on historical fact or evidence and is not tenable. It is also violative of our current understanding to hold talks on outstanding boundary issues,” he said.
The amendment was later also passed by Nepal’s upper house of Parliament.
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