` Nepal issues new map to incorporate disputed territory between India-Nepal

Nepal's main opposition party, the Nepali Congress, has backed Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's proposed constitutional amendment, which is now likely to pass in parliament.

Under the proposal, Lipolikh, Lampiadhora and Kalapani are shown on Nepal's new political map within Nepal's borders.

According to a report published in India's leading newspaper, The Times of India, with the consent of the opposition, the constitutional amendment will now be formally tabled to get a two-thirds majority in Parliament, with implications for India and Nepal. Relationships can fall apart.

There is no word yet on when the constitutional amendment will be introduced in Nepal's parliament, but it is thought it could be introduced soon. According to the newspaper, the approval of this constitutional amendment in the parliament will boost the image of Prime Minister Oli as a nationalist and anti-India leader.

At the same time, his grip within the party will be even stronger. The proposal already has the support of the National Democratic Party, the Samajwadi Janata Party Nepal, and the Rashtriya Janata Party Nepal. Earlier, Oli had already been criticized within his party for not opposing India's formal inauguration of the road in Lipolikh.

In fact, six months ago, India released its new political map showing the state of Jammu and Kashmir as two central regions, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. In this map, Lampiadhora, Kalapani and Lipolikh are shown as part of India. Nepal has long claimed these territories.

Nepal says that the source of the Mahakali (Sharda) river is actually Lampyadhora which is now part of Uttarakhand, India. India has been denying this. India has recently inaugurated a route to Mansarovar via Lipolikh, which has angered Nepal.

The paper says that despite several efforts by the Indian government to improve relations between the two countries, Nepal's inclination towards China has increased under Oli's leadership. The newspaper says that the Government of India has shown seriousness on this issue and the government believes that the inauguration of the road in Lipolikh should not have been done with great fanfare.

Surinder Phuwal, a journalist from Nepal, said that Lipolikh is an area bordering China, Nepal and India and there are ongoing anti-India protests in Nepal over alleged 'encroachments'. What is the expression?

In this regard, the government of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has also registered a strong diplomatic protest and reiterated Nepal's claim on Lipolikh.

Darchola, Nepal is located on the banks of the Mahakali River, east of Dharchola in Uttarakhand District. The Mahakali River also serves as the boundary between Nepal and India.

The Nepalese government says India has built a 22km road in its Lipolikh area.

Earlier, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Makand Narwane had said that "Nepal is opposing India's attempt to build a Lipolikh Road from Dharchola at the behest of someone else."

Nepal has strongly opposed his statement, with Nepal's Defense Minister Ishwar Pokhrel calling it an "insult to Nepal's history."

According to the newspaper, it is being speculated that Nepal's increasing response to the issue may now escalate tensions between the two neighboring countries.


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