Opposing China’s occupation of Nepal’s land

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Protests were held in Humla district against Chinese occupation of Nepal’s land and Chinese interference in Nepal’s internal affairs.

Kathmandu: After many countries like India, Vietnam, Taiwan and Russia, now Nepal has also started protests against illegal Chinese occupation of its territory.

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Protests were held in Humla district against Chinese occupation of Nepal’s land and Chinese interference in Nepal’s internal affairs.

According to local media reports, the protest organized at Mahatighar Mandla in Nepal’s capital city was led by the “Loktantrik Yuva Manch” (LYU) and was attended by around 200 NGO activists. Ram Kishore Singh,

President LYU led the protest where participants raised slogans of “China return our land”, “Stop interfering in Sino-Nepal internal affairs” and “Go back to China”.

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China has constructed 12-15 buildings inside the Nepal region in Humla district. Locals are creating a ruckus and demanding a probe into the encroachment.

Reports allege that Beijing has secretly built structures in the Humla district, and also barred locals from entering the area.

Nepal’s former government led by KP Sharma Oli had dismissed reports of encroachment by China, saying there was no border dispute between Kathmandu and Beijing.

Recently, the current government led by Nepal’s Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba constituted a five-member team to investigate the border dispute with China. This committee will study the problems related to Nepal-China border from Limi Lapcha to Hilsa in Namkha Rural Municipality of Humla district.

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The issue came to the fore in August 2020, when Vishnu Bahadur Lama, president of a local village council, visited the area. He inspected the newly constructed buildings by the Chinese PLA, which is about 2 km inside the territory of Nepal.

After the matter came to light, the Assistant Chief District Officer (CDO) of the attack, Dalbahadur Hamal, investigated. He had confirmed the encroachment of China in the territory of Nepal.

A 19-member team of local politicians, civil society members and journalists led by former minister Jeevan Bahadur Shahi had inspected the area for 11 days amid conflicting reports of encroachment on the border.

The team observed that China had built physical infrastructure within Nepal’s territory, and unilaterally changed international border pillars number 11, 12, and prevented local people from entering areas within Nepal territory. Used to be.

First published:September 30, 2021, 10:50 am

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