Nepal Jyoti, 16 June 020 –
In fact, the Nepalese people were not aware of the fact that Limpiyadhura is a part of Nepal. Even though, those who know and understand the factual evidence of Nepal’s geographical boundaries are raising their voices in this regard, it seems that the general public, Nepali media and politicians do not really have in-depth knowledge that Limpiyadhura is part of Nepal.
The state has been forgetting the national duty and obligation to provide good education. It is also natural that the general student does not have information after giving education by mentioning wrong map in the textbook.
According to the wave of political tendency developing in Nepal, the issue of Kalapani had been rising and falling since 2053 BS. Although the issue of Kalapani was raised during the Mahakali Treaty, it could not be sustained. But with the political awakening, national devotion was awakening in Nepal. Limpiyadhura area, which has been encroached by its neighbors for a long time: Kuti, Nabi, Gunji area of Beas area. Diplomats, foreign and border experts were also divided over the issue of Limpiadhura. Without in-depth study, only a limited number of people were considering Limpiyadhura as a trilateral point of Nepal-India-China in many ways.
In the eighth edition of the Survey of India, India encroached on Nepal’s land, but in that map, India accepted the reality of the Kali River. The river coming from Limpiyadhura was seen as black.
The fact that the task force formed by Nepal under the leadership of Suryanath Upadhyaya to study its own maps has also compiled a report by compiling historical maps and facts up to Limpiyadhura in Nepal.
Regarding the border dispute, on May 15, 2015, Nepal had rejected the ‘Bilateral Trade Agreement’ between India and China to make Lipulek a commercial land.
Moreover, the evidence that the Kalapani dispute was registered at the United Nations 14 years ago, and that dozens of news items were published, including the Gazetteer of India, Limpiyadhura Nepal, is said to still exist as an analogy.
In 2018, a census was conducted in Kuti, Nabi and Gunji under the leadership of senior journalist Bhairav Risal. Before that, the 2011 census was conducted. He has been presenting various arguments and proofs that Kali is the source of the river. Their argument has a very strong basis.
The government was interested in this issue and was holding one-sided meetings and sending diplomatic notes to India. Even the general public was watching with interest the government’s reluctance to draw maps due to political tensions. Only when India inaugurated the Dharchula-Lipulek-Mansarovar Link Road from Lipulek, Nepali land, on 26 April 2077, did the government side issue a map. Unable to withstand the intense pressure of the people, the government of Nepal took the initiative to issue a new map of Nepal by amending the constitution.
The work of changing the mark and amending the constitution has been completed. Now it is necessary for the government to move towards withdrawing the Indian Army from the land of Nepal, using the diplomatic skills of the general Nepali people with full confidence and trust.
The government should move towards solving the problem with the cooperation of all without giving a lip service and irritating other political parties. It is also an opportunity for the current government to lead. The game of change of government will be so intense in a few months that the current government’s map card will not work to sustain the government if the government fails to move forward with the sentiments of the people living in the Terai, Madhes, Himal and Pahad.
(Translated by NR Ghimire)