What is the news?
India has very recently proposed to widen the road that leads up to the Lipulekh area in Uttarakhand.
Although there have been no official statements from Nepal, but the issue has caused a lot of resentment in the Nepal politics. Various parties have spoken against India’s project publicly.
What is the issue all about?
Nepal has been recently laying its claim on Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura and kalapani area. However these areas have been under India’s administrative control.
Read more on this here.
What has been India’s Stand?
Indian government has maintained that the road only follows the pre-existing route used by the pilgrims of the Kailash Mansarovar yatra. And the same road has been made better for the ease of travellers.
These areas have been under India’s administrative control since a long time.
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Source: This post is based on the article “Outrage in Nepal over India’s plan to widen the road to Lipulekh” published in Times of India on 15th Jan 2022.