Border dispute resolution through diplomatic means- Prime Minister Oli

Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 18 December 2019) – Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said the government was committed to resolving Nepal-India border dispute through diplomatic dealings.

In a written response submitted to the Supreme Court (SC) over the issue of border dispute on Wednesday, the PM said necessary steps were going on for the protection of Nepal’s territory. He also demanded the cancellation of writ petition, arguing that the respected SC was not expected to issue any directive over the dispute that warrants diplomatic means for resolution.

The PM sent such text to the SC over the petition lodged by Kanchan Krishna Neupane. The writ petition had sought SC’s order to bring Kalapani, Lipulek and Limpiyadhura back to Nepali territory. In response, the PM stated that the units of the Armed Police Force were deployed in the bordering areas as per the need for the protection of Nepal’s territory and security. PM Oli also reminded that the government was confident towards the border dispute resolution between Nepal and India.

As per the Sugauli Treaty of 1816, Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulek situated east of the Kali (Mahakali) River is Nepal’s territory and the government is firm to maintain and protect the border as per the Treaty, according to the letter PM submitted before the SC. —–Powered By

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