•      Fri Jun 2 2023

Students demand corrections in India’s map

Kathmandu: Students of Pashupati Multiple Campus in Chabahil organized a protest rally against the placement of Nepal’s territory, Lipulek Pass and Kalapani, within India in the political map it issued recently.

They have demanded corrections in India’s new map that has incorporated the Nepal’s territory as India’s.

The rally was led by Kathmandu District Committee of Nepal Student Union, a student wing of Nepali Congress. The protesters chanted slogans like “Our Border Our Country is Dearer than Heart”.

They also warned that encroachment of an inch of Nepal’s land would not be tolerable. More than 150 students participated in the rally that started from Mitrapark and converged into a corner meet at Pashupati Campus after going through Chabahil Chowk.

Addressing the assembly, student leaders Raj Kumar Tamang and Prem Shahi demanded corrections in India’s new map and Nepal government’s diplomatic initiatives to sort out the problem.

ANNFSU stages sit-in before Indian Embassy in Kathmandu

Kathmandu: The All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), a student wing of ruling Nepal Communist Party, today launched a sit-in before the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu protesting the placement of Nepal’s territories, Kalapani, Limpiadhura and Lipulek in India’s new map.

Addressing a corner meet following the protest, ANNFSU coordinator Ain Mahar urged India not to encroach on Nepal’s territory and present itself as a friendly neighbour towards its neighbour. Likewise, ANNFSU co-coordinator Ranjit Tamang demanded corrections in India’s new map.

Prior to this, students led by the ANNFSU organised a protest rally that started from Amrit Science Campus and converged into the protest. The protestors also chanted slogans. As part of protest programmes, on Sunday, pressure would be created on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to resolve the issue through diplomatic efforts and on Monday, a memorandum would be submitted to the UN Office in Kathmandu, said student leader Sudesh Parajuli.

Earlier today, some student unions including Nepal Student Union launched various protest programmes against Nepal’s land encroachment by India. Similarly, Human Rights and Peace Society has showed its concerns about the issue and urged discussions at prime ministerial level to resolve it.

“The placement of Nepal’s territories, Kalapani and Lipulekh Pass, has drawn the concern of the Society. The Society urges Indian government to make corrections in its new map and show full respects towards Nepal’s dignity,” read a statement issued by the Society.