Nepal govt urges India to stop construction at Lipulekh border


Nepal government on Sunday urged India to stop the road construction in Lipulekh area and asserted that it is committed to resolve the border issues on the basis of evidences and through diplomatic channels.

Calling the steps to construct the road as ‘unilateral’, Communications and Information Technology Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki, who is also the Nepal government’s spokesperson said, “Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipulekh are integral part of Nepal”.

His remarks come at a time when there were protests in Nepal against the construction of a road in Lipulekh by India. “The Government of Nepal has been repeatedly urging to halt construction/widening road within Nepal’s territory. As per the spirit of long-standing unique bilateral relations between Nepal and India; we must address the issues based on historical treaties and evidences,” Karki said while addressing the press on decisions taken by the cabinet.

Indian Embassy in Kathmandu on Saturday said the position of the government of India on the India-Nepal boundary is known and has been conveyed to the Nepali government.

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