Kathmandu, September 18
Nepal has launched new textual content books within the faculty curriculum that embody the nation’s revised political map exhibiting 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, below the Ministry of Education, just lately printed the books with the revised map, info officer on the centre Ganesh Bhattarai informed 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 necessary 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 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 mentioned 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 mentioned.
The Nepal authorities has additionally determined to challenge 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, mentioned that that they had no fast plan to mint the coin, although preparations are on to challenge cash price Rs. 1 and Rs. 2 with the inclusion of the brand new map inside a 12 months.
The India-Nepal bilateral ties got here below pressure after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80-km-long strategically essential highway connecting the Lipulekh go with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8.
Nepal reacted sharply to the inauguration of the highway claiming that it handed by Nepalese territory. India rejected the declare asserting that the highway lies fully inside its territory. PTI