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KATHMANDU: At a time when protests have been witnessed in Nepal’s different cities, including Kathmandu against the latest political map unveiled by the Government of India placing Nepali territory inside Indian borders, it has been revealed that China, too, has encroached upon around 36 hectares of Nepali land.
According to data of the survey department, Nepali lands have been encroached upon in Nepal’s four districts including Sankhuwasabha, Rasuwa, Sindhupalchowk and Humla districts.
A data from the department of the survey revealed that around six hectors of land in the Bhagdare River in the Humla district and four hectors of land in Karnali district have been encroached upon.
The land now falls in Tibet’s Furang area.
Similarly, around six hectares of Nepali land in Sanjen River and Jambhu Khola of Rasuwa, have fallen into Kerung of Tibet.
The Chinese side has also encroached more than 10 hectares of land in Sindhupalchowk district’s Bhotekoshi and Kharanekhola area. The land has now fallen in Nyalam area of Tibet.
Likewise, according to the ministry data, 9 hectares of Nepal’s land has been encroached in the Sankhuwasabha district because of the road expansion in China’s Tibet.
Some places near the Arun Khola, Kamu Khola and Sumjung now also fallen into Tibet’s Tingisyan.
According to the ministry, Nepal would lose several hundred hectares of land.
It should be noted that in 2015, the survey department had conducted a survey about the flow of the rivers at the Nepal-China border.
The report prepared by the department of survey also said that Nepal would lose thousands of hectares of land.