Stop ‘illegal’ movement of citizens in Kalapani area, India asks Nepal

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Kathmandu: India has asked Nepal to stop ‘illegal’ movement of its citizens in Kalapani, Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Gunji region, according to local media reports here.

The Deputy District Commissioner, Dharchula, Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand, Anil Shukla, in his letter dated July 14 also urged the Nepali authorities to share information with the Indian authorities about such activities.

Sharad Kumar Pokhrel, Chief District Officer of Darchula, said that they have received a letter and phone call regarding India’s decision to prohibit Nepalis from crossing into the territories.

The media reports said that the Nepalese authorities said that the movement of its citizens in Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Gunji areas is “natural” as the regions belong to the country.

Nepal last month completed the process of redrawing the country’s political map through a Constitutional amendment, incorporating strategically important Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura areas which India maintains belong to it.

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