- Nepal released new map on 18 May, India opposed it
- Two-thirds of the votes were needed to pass the amendment bill.
Jun 13, 2020, 05:58 PM IST
Kathmandu Nepal's parliament on Saturday passed a bill to change the map to describe some areas of India as its own. The bill was brought to amend the constitution. The bill was introduced by Nepal's Law Minister Dr. Shivmaya Tumbad. It got 258 votes in support. There was not a single vote in protest. Two-thirds of the votes were required to pass this bill.
Nepal released new map on 18 May
India has built a road from Lipulekh to Dharchula. It was inaugurated by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh through video conferencing on 8 May. Only after this, the government of Nepal had released a new map on 18 May, protesting. India objected to this.
India had said – it is not based on historical facts. Recently, India's Chief of Army Staff General MM Narwane had said without naming China that Nepal had done so at the behest of someone else.
Since when and why is there a dispute?
- The Sugauli Agreement was signed between Nepal and the British East India Company in 1816 after the Anglo-Nepal war. It shows the Kali River as the western border of India and Nepal.
- On this basis, Nepal claims to be under the jurisdiction of Lipulekh and other three regions.
- However, the picture regarding the border between the two countries is not clear. Both countries have their own maps.