Kathmandu Nepal, November 11, 2019: The parliamentary committees of the Federal Parliament have directed the government to resolve the border issue including the Kalapani area of Kanchanpur district through political and diplomatic channels.
Responding to the widespread concerns over the border encroachment, separate committees of the federal parliament organized meetings on Monday to caution the government over the encroachment of Nepali lands in the bordering area.
The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the Federal Parliament directed the government to resolve the border issue including the Kalapani of Kanchanpur district through diplomatic channels.
Likewise, the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the Parliament also directed the government to issue a new map of Nepal by incorporating land encroached by India including Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limiyadhura. International relations committee also held separate meeting concerning over the border encroachment issue.
The committee had also summoned Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to the meeting. But he didn’t attend owing to a health issue. In the meeting, however, government head Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and other cabinet ministers were also present.
During a meeting, the parliamentarians, regardless of government allies or opposition, expressed serious concern over growing encroachment upon the Nepali territories in various places by the neighboring India.
Though some members of the parliament demanded to take stern measure like internationalization of the border encroachment issue, NCP Co-chair vowed to solve the issue of Kalapani encroachment through high-level political and diplomatic efforts. During the meeting he had also urged all not to exaggerate the issue unnecessarily.