Nepal: Opposition Ups Pressure On Communist Oli Govt As It Maintains Silence Over China Encroaching Nepalese Territory

Swarajya Staff

Jun 25, 2020, 01:28 PM | Updated 01:28 PM IST

Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and Chinese President Xi Jinping. 
Nepal’s Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli and Chinese President Xi Jinping. 

Three lawmakers of the Nepal's main opposition party, Nepali Congress, have moved a motion in the lower house of the country's parliament over the issue of the China encroaching the Himalayan nation's territory in border areas.

Nepali Congress lawmakers Devendra Raj Kandel, Satya Narayan Sharma Khanal and Sanjaya Kumar Gautam put forth the motion on Wednesday (24 June) to draw the attention of the K P Sharma Oli government over the issue, reports WION News.

According to the motion, China has encroached over 64 hectares of land in "Dolakha, Humla, Sindhupalchowk, Sankhuwasabha, Gorkha and Rasuwa districts" of Nepal.

In the motion, the MPs said that China has encroached the Nepalese territory by shifting border pillars toward Nepal.

The motion adds that by shifting "pillar number 35" towards Nepal, China has encroached the Rui village in North Gorkha district due to which 72 households of the Rui village now fall under Chinese territory.

Similarly, 18 households in Jiujiu of Darchula district have been encroached by China, it adds.H

The motion further asked for directing the Oli government to take back the encroached territories and "inform the house about the reality and situation" of the encroached regions and villages.

Earlier on Tuesday (23 June), Nepali Congress' vice president Bimlendra Nidhi had sought answers from the Oli government over the Chinese encroachment, WION reported.

However, the Communist government in Nepal has maintained a silence over the issue, with no reactions on the issue so far.

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