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Nepal's parliament approves map changes amid India row

Himalayan country's new political map includes areas also claimed by New Delhi

Riyaz ul Khaliq  | 18.06.2020 - Update : 18.06.2020
Nepal's parliament approves map changes amid India row


Nepal’s parliament on Thursday unanimously endorsed changes in the country’s political map to include areas disputed with India.

The National Assembly, the 59-member upper house of Nepal’s parliament, unanimously passed the bill defining new boundaries of the Himalayan country, daily Kathmandu Post reported.

It was passed by the lower house, House of Representatives, last Saturday before being voted on in the upper house.

Nepal released its new map last month, which shows the disputed Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura regions as its own territories.

India also claims sovereignty over these areas.

The bill will now be sent to President Bidya Devi Bhandari for authentication.

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