Nepal releases textbooks with revised map including Indian areas

Kathmandu: Nepal has presented new textbooks within the educational institution curriculum that contain the nation’s revised political map demonstrating 3 strategically-important Indian regions in the context of its territory, amid a border dispute with New Delhi(DL).

India(In) has already termed as untenable the “artificial enlargement” of the territorial says by Nepal after its Parliament unanimously sanctioned the new political map of the nation featuring Lipulekh, Kalapani & Limpiyadhura regions that India(In) retains belongs to it.

The Curriculum Development (devt) Center, within the Ministry of Education, just recently posted the books with the revised map, info official in the center Ganesh Bhattarai informed PTI.

The new books titled Nepal’s territory & reading materials for border problems for the ninth & 12th lessons have a preface written by Education Minister Giriraj Mani Pokharel.

Nepal in May declared the revised political & authoritative map of the nation laying claim over the 3 strategically important regions in Uttarakhand(UK), over 6 mos after India(In) posted a new map in Nov 2019.

Following the endorsement of the new map by this Nepal Cabinet, afterwards govt spokesman & Finance Minister Yuvaraj Khatiwada informed the media that the govt had ruled to update the plan of the Constitution & educational institution curriculum incorporating the new political map. India(In) in its reaction stated that it’d already made its position evident on it.

“This artificial enlargement of says is not on the basis of historic truth (or) proof & is not tenable. It’s also violative of our current understanding to hold talks on outstanding boundary problems,” Ministry of External Affairs Anurag Srivastava had stated.

The Nepal govt has also ruled to problem coins with the inclusion of Kalapani region.

The govt has directed the Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal, to mint the coins with the revised map. An officer in the bank, although, stated that they’d no immediate schedule to mint the coin, although preparations are on to problem coins value INR. one & INR. two with the inclusion of the new map in a yr..

The India(In)-Nepal bilateral ties had come under strain after Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80-km-long strategically critical road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand(UK) on May 8.

Nepal reacted sharply to the inauguration of the road claiming that it moved using Nepalese territory. India(In) refused the claim asserting that the road lies completely in its territory.

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