Kathmandu: Nepal has dug up one more dispute, claiming rights over the areas near the border in the Champawat district of Uttarakhand. But the main opposition party in Nepal, the Nepal Congress, has expressed displeasure regarding the Nepal government’s tactics to create an anti-India atmosphere in the country. The Nepal Congress leaders said that the Nepal government had hurried in publishing the map. Nepali Congress is with the government in the dispute over the Kalapani sector. But there should have been an effort to resolve this dispute through political negotiations.
On 22nd of July, the Nepalese citizens uprooted the cement pillars demarcating the border in the Brahmdev region in Tanakpur and planted trees instead. India has opposed this deed of the Nepalese people. Tension has been created in this area following the incident. Surendra Bisht, the Mayor of Bhimdatta Municipal Corporation in the Kanchanpur district in Nepal, claimed that the Tanakpur land was a part of Nepal. Surendra Bisht is known as a close associate of Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
As per Bisht, the land referred to the No Man’s Land as Nepalese land. Therefore, it is necessary that both the countries survey the region again. The Bhimdatta Municipal Corporation Mayor said that this would diffuse the tension and normalise relations. So far, there has been no dispute over this land. But the Mayor of Bhimdatta Municipal Corporation has initiated a new dispute staking a claim over this region.