PM Oli calls all-party meeting to discuss disputed border issues


KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called the all-party meeting on Saturday to discuss the disputed border issues with India.

The Prime Minister will hold meeting with former prime ministers, former foreign affairs ministers and senior leaders of various political parties regarding the border disputes with India including Kalapani and Lipulekh, said PM’s Press Advisor Dr Kundar Aryal.

After India unveiled its new political map reflecting the newly formed Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh that placed the territories of Kalapani and Lipulekh inside the Indian border, students and leaders from various political parties have intensified their protest against the encroachment of Nepali territories.

Nepal has objected to the new Indian map saying the territory “clearly” belonged to Nepal and ‘any unilateral decision to change border demarcation would be unacceptable”.

On the other hand, India has said the map has accurately depicted the sovereign territory of India while claiming the new map has not revised the boundary.