Nepal introduces new textual content books with revised map incorporating Indian areas

Kathmandu, September 18

Nepal has launched new textual content books within the faculty curriculum that embody the nation’s revised political map displaying three strategically-important Indian areas as a part of its territory, amidst a border dispute with New Delhi.

India has already termed as untenable the “artificial enlargement” of the territorial claims by Nepal after its Parliament unanimously accepted the brand new political map of the nation that includes Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura areas which India maintains belongs to it.

The curriculum Development Centre, underneath the Ministry of Education, lately printed the books with the revised map, info officer on the centre Ganesh Bhattarai instructed PTI.

The new books titled “Nepal’s territory and reading materials for border issues” for the ninth and 12th courses have a preface written by Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel.

Nepal in May launched the revised political and administrative map of the nation laying declare over the three strategically essential areas in Uttarakhand, greater than six months after India printed a brand new map in November 2019.

Following the endorsement of the brand new map by the Nepal Cabinet, then authorities spokesperson and Finance Minister Yuvaraj Khatiwada instructed the media that the federal government had determined to replace the schedule of the Constitution and college curriculum incorporating the brand new political map.  India in its response stated that it had already made its place clear on it.

“This artificial enlargement of claims is not based on historical fact or evidence and is not tenable. It is also violative of our current understanding to hold talks on outstanding boundary issues,” Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava had stated.      

The Nepal authorities has additionally determined to concern cash with the inclusion of Kalapani space.

The authorities has instructed the Nepal Rastra Bank, the central financial institution of Nepal, to mint the cash with the revised map. An official on the financial institution, nonetheless, stated that they’d no speedy plan to mint the coin, although preparations are on to concern cash value Rs. 1 and Rs. 2 with the inclusion of the brand new map inside a yr.

The India-Nepal bilateral ties got here underneath pressure after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80-km-long strategically essential street connecting the Lipulekh cross with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8.

Nepal reacted sharply to the inauguration of the street claiming that it handed by means of Nepalese territory. India rejected the declare asserting that the street lies fully inside its territory. PTI

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