Nepal opposition urges Oli to bring back territory encroached by China

The Nepali Congress on Wednesday tabled a resolution in the Parliament demanding the KP Sharma Oli government to bring back China-encroached territory by holding dialogue with Beijing, after a Nepal government report acknowledging that China has been using increased road construction in Tibet to encroach on its land.

In a letter to the secretary, House of Representatives, the opposition said that more than 64 hectares of land of various districts such as Dolakha, Humla, Sindhupalchowk, Gorkha and Rasuwa were encroached by China.

“As China has shifted pillar number 35 of Gorkha towards Nepal, Rui village lying in the northern part of Gorkha has been encroached by China and 72 households have now been under Tibet Autonomous Region of China. Similarly, 18 households located at Jiujiu of Darchula districts have been encroached by China,” the letter read.

Meanwhile a recent report has revealed that 72 Nepali households are now under Tibet Autonomous Region of China. The revelation came after a report prepared by Survey Department of Agriculture Ministry, showed a list of 11 places, of which China has encroached on 10 places comprising about 33 hectares of Nepali land, by diverting the flow of rivers which act as a natural boundary.