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Nepal House endorses new map of country

By The Assam Tribune

KATHMANDU, June 18 - Nepal�s Parliament on Thursday amended the Constitution to update the country�s new political map which incorporated three strategically important Indian areas, notwithstanding New Delhi�s strong protests against such an �artificial enlargement� of territorial claims.

India has already termed as �untenable� the �artificial enlargement� of the territorial claims by Nepal after its lower house of Parliament on Saturday unanimously approved the new political map of the country featuring Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura areas which India maintains belong to it.

Nepal last month released the revised political and administrative map of the country laying claim over the strategically important areas, more than six months after India published a new map in November 2019.

The National Assembly, or the upper house of the Nepalese Parliament, unanimously passed the Constitution amendment bill providing for the inclusion of the country�s new political map in its national emblem.

The bill to amend the Constitution to update the new map was tabled in the National Assembly, the upper house on Sunday, a day after the House of Representatives unanimously endorsed it.

Now the bill will be sent to President Bidya Devi Bhandari for authentication after which it will be incorporated in the Constitution. After that, the new map will be used in all official documents. � PTI

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