Nepal set to pass bill that includes territory claimed by India into the country’s political map

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‘Will bring back Nepalese territory occupied by India for decades’ Nepalese officials had said earlier 

The Constitution of Nepal (Second Amendment) Bill 2077 is being passed by the House of Representatives today. The bill, which has been brought to include the map of Nepal including Limpiyadhura, Lipulek and Kalapani, is being passed in today’s meeting of the House of Representatives.

The territories are claimed by India, and Nepal government has said that they will ‘bring back the territory under Indian occupation for decades, at any cost’ even if the Himalayan nation has to ‘fight for it’.

Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Dr. Shivamaya Tumbahangphe will present a motion in today’s House asking for a clause-by-clause discussion on the Constitution of Nepal (Second Amendment) Bill.

The bill requires a two-thirds majority of the current members of the House of Representatives to pass.

Law Minister Dr. Tumbahangphe had presented the bill to the House of Representatives on June 3 after the government registered a bill to amend the constitution in the federal parliament.

It was published in Nepalpatra on the same day for public information. In the meeting of the House of Representatives on June 10, Minister Dr. Tumbahangphe presented the ‘Constitution of Nepal (Second Amendment) Bill.

Hours before Nepal’s lower house votes on a new political map of the country, Army chief General MM Naravane underscored the strong people-to-people ties between the two countries that have lately soured.

“We have a very strong relationship with Nepal. We have geographical, cultural, historical, religious linkages. We have very strong people-to-people connect. Our relation with them has always been strong and will remain strong in the future,” General Naravane said.


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