Kathmandu, Jan 25, 2018
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has committed not to let a single inch of Nepalese territory be encroached upon.
Receiving a field study report jointly prepared by the All Nepal National Free Students’ Union (ANNFSU) and All Nepal National Independent Students’ Union-Revolutionary (ANNFISU-R), the PM Deuba made such statement. The two student unions had visited Chhapkaiya in Parsa district where Nepalese territory was reportedly encroached upon by Indian side.
According to ANNFSU-R Vice-Chair Surendra Basnet, PM Deuba came with the view after receiving the report at the PM’s official residence in Baluwatar Thursday.
On the occasion, Chairs of ANNFSU Nabina Lama and ANNFISU-R Ranjit Tamang handed over the report to PM Deuba.
The student originations had reached Chhapkaiya on January 20 with a campaign of border security and awareness generation. The report states that about 50 bigha territory of Nepal in the Indo-Nepal pillar number 391 to 393 was found encroached upon by Indian side.
The report has demanded to review border maps considering lands ownership of locals, managing the border disputes by forging consensus from a national level, making embankments of 57 rivers that are used as border marking lines and removing infrastructures constructed by Indian sides at no mans’ lands.