Nepal’s President certifies Constitution Amendment Bill

Nepal’s new map gets constitutional recognition

Khabarhub

June 18, 2020

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Nepal’s President certifies Constitution Amendment Bill

President Bidya Devi Bhandari certifies Constitution Amendment Bill at the Office of President on Thursday.

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KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Thursday authenticated the Constitution Amendment Bill endorsed by both the houses of Parliament.

The bill was certified in accordance with Article 274 (10) of the Constitution of Nepal, Office of President said in a statement.

With the verification, the lands including Limpiyadhura, Kuti, Gunji and Navi, which had been missing from the map of Nepal for a long time, have been included in the constitution.

A meeting of the National Assembly had unanimously endorsed the 2nd Constitution Amendment Bill, 2077 to implement the new map incorporating Kalapani, Limpiyadhura, and Lipu Lekh today.

The Bill was passed on last Saturday by the House of Representatives.

Minister for Law Shivamaya Tumbahamphe had tabled the bill to amend Schedule 3 related to Article 9 (2) of the Constitution for including an updated map that includes Limpiyadhura, Lipu Lekh and Kalapani on May 31.

The government had released an updated political and administrative map of Nepal on May 20.

The KP Oli-led government was under immense pressure from all walks of life to publish Nepal’s updated political map after India inaugurated the link road via Lipu Lekh on May 8.

Nepal had strongly condemned the construction of a new link road by India to connect Mansarobar of Tibet, China, via Kalapani Lipulekh area which falls in Nepali territory.

The government of Nepal had called upon the government of India to refrain from carrying out any activity inside the territory of Nepal.

Nepal has been consistently maintaining that as per the Sugauli Treaty (1816), all the territories east of Kali (Mahakali) River, including Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipu Lekh, belong to Nepal.

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