Nepal Parliament unanimously amends Constitution

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Nepal's Parliament unanimously amends Constitution ( Image credit- Google Images)

Nepal parliament on Saturday unanimously amends Constitution to implement it’s new political map in the national emblem. The new map includes Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipu Lekh.

The House represented Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Nepali Congress (NC), Janata Samajbadi Party and Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP). Speaker Agni Sapkota represented amendment bill to the parliament.

Sarita Giri is a member of Janata Samajbadi Party, who had tabled her proposal on constitution amendment. Giri left the parliament house after the house speaker rejected her proposal. She was the single lawmaker to lodge an amendment proposal against the bill. The proposal was rejected as announced by the house speaker.

A total of 258 lawmaker voted in favor of the amendment bill. Speaker Sapkota announced the amendment bill has been successfully validated because the number of vote was more than required.

The National Emblem

Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon. Pradeep Gyawali tweeted ” The House of Representatives unanimously adopted the Constitution Amendment Bill, paving the way for accommodating the updated political-administrative map in the national emblem.”

The amendment bill represented by the house of parliament seeks to amend the new political map of Nepal. The new map includes the disputed territory Limpiyadhura, Kalapani and Lipu Lekh. The national emblem now includes the new political map of Nepal.

Nepal decides to amend the new political map only after India inaugurated a link road that passes through Lipulekh. Nepal was not consulted or informed about the road construction. Amidst the pandemic Coronavirus, India inaugurated and continued the construction works.

The Sugauli treaty signed between Nepal and East-India Company in 1816. The clauses clearly states that Kalapani, Lipu Lekh and Limpiyadhura belongs to Nepal’s territory. The treaty defines Kali river will be the undisputed boundary between Nepal and India. The land that lies east of the Kali river belongs to Nepal and the land that lies west belongs to India.

 

 

 

 

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