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Govt decides to register a constitution amendment bill to revise Nepal’s map in national emblem

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KATHMANDU, May 22, 2020, The Kathmandu Post. The government has decided to register a constitution amendment bill at the Parliament to amend Nepal’s map in the national emblem, The Kathmandu Post reported.

“Today’s Cabinet meeting has decided to register a constitution amendment bill at the Parliament,” said Finance and Communication Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada, who is also the spokesperson for the government in a media briefing at Singha Durbar. “The bill will seek to amend Schedule 3 of the constitution to revise the country’s map in the national emblem as per a new political map Nepal.”

The government on Wednesday released Nepal’s new political and administrative map depicting Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura within Nepali borders. The regions have been claimed by India as its own. Though both the countries had agreed to resolve the border disputes through a mechanism, it had been pending for long.

Nepal decided to release its new political map including those territories within Nepali borders after India earlier this month opened a road link via Lipulekh to Kailash Mansarovar in the Tibet Autonomous Region.

Nepal has for long claimed that historical evidence and facts show those territories belong to Nepal.

According to Khatiwada, the explanation for the amendment states that an amendment is necessary to revise Nepal’s map in the coat of arms as per the new map of the country.

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