lipulekh: Outrage in Nepal over India’s plan to widen the road to Lipulekh | India News

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NEW DELHI: The proposal for widening of the road to the Lipulekh Pass area in Uttarakhand has led to another round of outrage in Nepal with both Opposition and parties in the ruling coalition asking India to not undermine Nepal’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Nepal claims Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani area near the tri-junction with China as its own and issued a new political map earlier to justify its claim.
While the Nepal coalition government has so far remained silent on remarks by PM Narendra Modi last month on expansion of the road, the main ruling party, Nepali Congress, said in a statement Friday that India’s decision to further expand the road was objectionable. It also called upon India to immediately recall its troops from the area.
“Nepali Congress is clear that Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani are Nepalese territory. Nepal should have its rights to use…

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