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New Delhi: Amid a border dispute between India and Nepal over Kalapani and Lipulekh, Bollywood actor Manisha Koirala has supported the Nepalese government’s move to show these two regions as part of its territory.

On Monday, the actor replied to Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali’s tweet informing the inclusion of the two disputed regions in the country’s official map. She also thanked the Nepalese government for the same.

Koirala, who is of Nepalese-origin, said she hoped for a peaceful and respectful dialogue between “all three great nations” — referring to India, Nepal and China.

Gyawali’s tweet in Nepali says that the council of ministers have decided to publish a new map of the country showing its seven provinces, 77 districts and 753 local administrative divisions, including “Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani”. He also added that the official map will be published soon by the country’s land management ministry.

His tweet came a day after he had thanked the Indian government for providing testing kits and medical logistics to Nepal for its battle against the coronavirus pandemic.

Border dispute between India and Nepal

In November 2019, a newly-issued official map by India’s home ministry included the Kalapani area which Nepal claims to be its own. The move had irked the Nepal government.

Nepal also claims that the Lipulekh pass comes under its territory and lies in the country’s Dharchula district of Sudurpashchim Pradesh. Defence minister Rajnath Singh recently opened a 80-km road that ends at Lipulekh Pass for pilgrims to reach Kailash Mansarovar, which was objected to by the government of Nepal.

Indian Army Chief Gen Manoj Mukund Naravane’s remarks last week that Nepal’s protest against the border road was at the behest of “someone else” (referring to China), had also escalated tensions between India and Nepal.


Also read: Nepal wants India to settle Lipulekh border issue before talks on new Kailash Mansarovar road


 

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  1. Jai Hind…
    My suggestion to our Prime Minister n his officials along with real Indian would be not to make any kind of relationship with nepalese people. All the nepali people who are surviving in our land are concerning to their homeland Nepal only. Nepal is under china n this is a fake country so far, India 🇮🇳 should be strick towards Nepal n Pakistan like cheaters… Just boycott these country.

    • Then send back our Gorkhali army who is protecting your land from Pakistan.We are never been ruled by other countries.We were,are and will always be proud of our nation. You should be thankful to British who ruled you for years and the development they made.
      Proud of Manisha Koirala and proudly Nepali

  2. After this incident, India should ban all the ties with Nepal. There are lot of country who are India’s friend. I support military operation to capture Indian territory from all Nation such as Pakistan occupied Kashmir from Pakistan, Axai Chin from China because border should be protected. If it required war then it will do. I can love Indian, Indian supported countries. India should ban brassiness ties if any country should speak such language.

  3. Mario, do you know what is this dispute about ? Do your homework before just writing for the sake of showing ke tu smart hai, gada

  4. The Kalapani area had always belonged to India. And when did China come in here ? It’s a bilateral issue between India and Nepal. China was taught the lesson for the 1962 War in Nathu La and Doklam and also by the democratic merger of Sikkim with India.

    Nepal shouldn’t betray a friend like India on the behest of Communist China. Don’t just limit your history till 1816 friends. Accept the fact that Nepal was a part of Ancient India. Only after the British arrived it got separated.

    • Dont dream my friend. Nepal is among those countries who have never been colonized nor taken under control by any ruler. Learn the history of Nepal then you will get to know that Nepal was and is and will be sovereign country always. What is our is ours.. We dont want any part of India extra nor we give any inches of land to India. If not then next time we will raise voce for Greater Nepal in International Court. So chill and support us by going through proof and facts. जय गोर्खाली (JAY GORKHALI)

      • Gorkha word came from Gorakhnath .Is there any community named Gorkha.Are Gorkha and Nepalese same.
        King of Nepal offered Jawaharlal to merge Nepal with India.But due to his shortsidesness he did not accept proposal.
        People’s of Terai region are more affiliated to India.So accusing India on the behest of China is a foolish.Give us Terai which belongs to India.Which was given to Nepal by British in recognition of their help in containg sepoy mutiny of 1857.

  5. Fakirchand Modi’s Govt has ruined relations with almost every country in & around subcontinent !!!??? Indian diplomacy is at it’s lowest ebb !!! Even Iran no more trust us after seeing our ugly communal face & atrocities of Delhi Police on Muslims during Delhi riots !!!
    Our manoeuverings with Afghan Taliban may send wrong signals to even Ashraf Ghani’s Govt in Afghanistan !!!

  6. Shame on india for bullying smaller nations. That too nepal who had always been a brotherly nation. Your army captured that land after badly losing the battle to china in 1962. Our govenment has evidence of it check your old maps and see where is kali river in the map.

    • Please check the facts before naming and shaming anyone. The road construction plan was in public domain since 2008 and yet only now nepalese made an issue out if it.

      Maybe we ought to throw out the nepalese from india.

  7. Lazy journalism by a junior associate – The Print is mostly staffed by these novices.
    First do your homework about the dispute, then call Ms Koirala, ask her if she knows anything about the subject. Challenge her opinion, ask her if she received any payment from interested parties to show her support. Then report all of this without bias.

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