Nepal Govt Forms Team To Study Boundary Dispute With China

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In a suprising development, a cabinet meeting under Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has formed a committee to study the border dispute with China in the Himalayan district of Humla, reports ANI.

There were reports that China has encroached some lands in Humla district of Nepal which was earlier dismissed by the former KP Sharma Oli government.

Now the government formed the five-member team on Wednesday headed by the Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs to study the border dispute with China that will give the exact picture of situation in its northern region.

Senior officials from different government agencies and boundary experts will be the members of the team that will visit the disputed area and report back to the government, Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said.

"A committee comprising Department of Survey, Nepal Police, Armed Police, and Border Experts will be formed under the coordination of Home Ministry Joint Secretary to study the problems in the border area in Humla district,” announcing the decision of the Council of Ministers, Law Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said.

"It should be noted that China had encroached on Nepali land and built nine buildings in Humla last year," the minister said.

A provincial lawmaker of Nepali Congress, Jeevan Bahadur Shai last year reported that China has encroached huge chunks of land in Humla district.

Humla shares the long border with Tibet. Indian nationals who visit Mansarovar have to go via Humla district.

Shai, who was the elected member of the provincial assembly, raised the voice first about Chinese land encroachment.

But the Ministry of Foreign Affairs totally brushed off the allegations saying the Nepal and China do not have any boundary dispute and both sides are in close communication in this respect.

With IANS Inputs

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