Nepal’s revised map now in textbooks


Kathmandu, September 18

Nepal has launched new textbooks within the college curriculum that embrace the nation’s revised political map displaying three strategically-important Indian areas as a part of its territory amid 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 authorized the brand new political map of the nation that includes the Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura areas, which India maintains belongs to it.

The Curriculum Development Centre, underneath the Ministry of Education, not too long ago revealed the books with the revised map, info officer on the centre Ganesh Bhattarai stated.

The new books titled “Nepal’s territory and reading materials for border issues” for courses IX and XII 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 necessary areas in Uttarakhand, greater than six months after India revealed 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 informed the media that the federal government had determined to replace the schedule of the Constitution and faculty curriculum incorporating the brand new political map. India, in its response, stated 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 subject cash with the inclusion of Kalapani.

The authorities has instructed the Nepal Rastra Bank to mint the cash with the revised map. An official on the financial institution, nonetheless, stated that they had no fast plan to mint the coin, although preparations are on to subject cash value

Re 1 and Rs 2 with the inclusion of the brand new map inside a 12 months.

The India-Nepal ties got here underneath pressure after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80-km strategically essential highway connecting the Lipulekh Pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8. — PTI

The set off

  • The India-Nepal ties got here underneath pressure after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80-km strategically essential highway connecting the Lipulekh Pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8.
  • Nepal reacted sharply to the inauguration of the highway, claiming that it handed by way of the Nepalese territory. India rejected the declare, asserting that the highway lies utterly inside its territory.

Accordingly, Bank informed to mint new cash

  • India has termed as untenable the “artificial enlargement” of the territorial claims by Nepal after its Parliament unanimously authorized the brand new political map of the nation that includes the Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura areas, which India maintains belongs to it.
  • The new books titled “Nepal’s territory and reading materials for border issues” for courses IX and XII have a preface written by Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel.
  • The Nepal authorities has instructed the Nepal Rastra Bank to mint the cash with the revised map.



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