Nepal will approve the constitutional amendment on the newly disputed map through the House of Representatives on 9 June. The news agency has given this information by quoting Nepali media. After the constitutional amendment is passed, the new map of Nepal will get legal status in which some parts of India have been declared their own.
Nepal had recently issued a revised political and administrative map of the country, claiming the strategic core areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani, and Limpiyadhura, to which India had strongly objected.
India had stated on the topic that it was not possible to accept the artificially increased land and that the neighboring country would avoid these ‘unfair claims.’ The new map will be used in all official documents upon approval by Parliament of the amendment.
The President will stamp the bill after support from both parliamentary houses. The main opposition party Nepali Congress has also recently chosen to support the bill. Nepal ‘s government has also said that this map will be used in all schools, too.
The Indian Foreign Ministry had strongly objected to Nepal’s respect for India’s sovereignty, raising strong objections to the Indian territories being shown in this new map. Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava had said that Nepal is fully aware of India’s position on this issue. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had also said Nepal ‘s government should refrain from publishing cartographic gimmicks and reconsider its decision.