New Delhi: When relations between India and Nepal were back on track, the Oli government has once again started a map controversy. The Nepalese government on Tuesday, September 15, included a controversial map of its country in the school curriculum. Nepal has also decided to mark the map on its one rupee and two rupee coins. Naturally, such a move by Nepal would reduce the scope for bilateral dialogue between India and Nepal.
Nepal claims Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura in Uttarakhand. In May, Nepal raised a strong objection when Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the Kailash Mansarovar Road Link. After this, Nepal also released its new map covering these three areas. Nepal also amended its constitution to recognize the new map.
The Ministry of Education of Nepal has declared the entire area of Nepal in a new book on secondary education. In this too, Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura are considered as part of Nepal. The book claims that India has occupied an area of about 542 sq km in the Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura areas and is a part of Nepal.
The Government of Nepal has released a book titled ‘Nepali Land Area and the Whole Border Self-Study Material’. In this book, the total area of Nepal is shown as 1,47,641.28 square kilometers. The disputed area has also been added.