Nepal tight-lipped over Chinese language encroachment of its territory in border spaces

In September final yr, a seven-member committee was once shaped via the Nepal executive to review the Nepal-China border

Kathmandu: Kathmandu stays silent over China’s expansionist designs within the Himalayan country as a number of media experiences point out unlawful encroachments via Beijing in bordering districts together with Humla, Gorkha, Darchula, Dolakha and Sindhupalchowk.

In September final yr, a seven-member committee headed via the house secretary was once shaped via the Nepal executive to review the Nepal-China border within the northern a part of Humla. The crew studied border pillars, particularly within the Limi valley, and preliminary findings showed that there have been some critical border problems between Nepal and China.


Resources expose that the Committee has finalized its document, however the House Ministry withheld the findings as there was no reaction from China over the problem.

Jaya Narayan Acharya who was once the member of the crew deployed to evaluate the placement and get ready a document stated, “We now have integrated geographical and socio-cultural problems and bodily infrastructure constructed within the house within the document, along side our findings. Additionally, the findings all over our interactions with the area people had been integrated within the document.”

“All through the discuss with, we additionally discovered that the boundary pillars had been fenced with twine and repaired however it’s not identified who in truth did it. We now have prompt the formation of joint inspection groups from each the nations and pursue the problem diplomatically,” Acharya added.


One of the vital ANI assets throughout the Ministry of House Affairs showed that Nepal has approached the Chinese language facet over the problem however there was no reaction thus far over the problem.

The then executive led via High Minister KP Sharma Oli directed the Leader District Officer (CDO) of Humla district to review and publish a document. The findings have now not been made public, however Nepali newspapers quoted the CDO as pronouncing that the development turns out to have taken position 1 kilometre within Chinese language territory.

It was once adverse via the Nepali Congress who tabled a answer in Parliament calling on High Minister Oli “to deliver again those encroached territories via retaining the discussion,” with China.


The allegations additionally ended in protests in entrance of the Chinese language Embassy in Kathmandu, the place protesters chanted slogans calling a “prevent (to) Chinese language Intervention” and to “Chinese language Encroachment”. Nepali Congress leaders at the moment even accused the Oli executive of appeasing Beijing and ultimate quiet when China had encroached on Nepali territory.

The family members between Nepal and China in the previous couple of a long time have advanced considerably, particularly after Tibet become part of the self sufficient area of China and, for the primary time, the 2 neighbours percentage a boundary of one,439 kilometres.

Nepal and China made up our minds to delineate and demarcate the boundary line during the Nepal-China Boundary Settlement on March 21, 1960. This boundary settlement changed the Treaty of Thapathali and identified China’s sovereignty over Tibet and agreed to give up all privileges and rights granted via the outdated treaty.


After an in depth survey and mapping on each side, a proper agreement of the Boundary treaty was once finalised on October 5, 1961.

The boundary line was once demarcated at the foundation of conventional use via the rustic, possessions and comfort. There have been warfare spaces the place the coverage of ‘give and take’ was once used.

Nepal had given about 1,836 sq. kilometres of land to China, whilst China had given Nepal 2,139 sq. kilometres of land.

Moreover, the watershed theory of the Himalayan vary was once used to demarcate the boundary at the Northern facet. The world encompasses more than a few passes, mountain peaks and pasture lands.

Within the instances by which the pasture lands of a citizen of 1 nation falls at the different facet of the border, the number of citizenship was once given to the landowner.


Then again, there have been some minor conflicts that emerged over the boundary over the previous couple of a long time.

For example, within the north of Lapchigaun within the Lamabagar house of Dolakha district, the pillar marked 57 has been claimed to be positioned within Nepal as a substitute of what was once first of all assumed.

The dispute considerations six hectares of land and as a result of this dispute, the fourth protocol continues to be on hang.

There was once every other warfare in regards to the possession of Mount Everest (Sagarmatha) however with Chou En-lai’s discuss with to Kathmandu in 1960, he made it transparent that Mount Everest belongs to the folks of Nepal.



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