KATHMANDU: Even because the KP Sharma Oli-led Nepal authorities plans to ship a brand new Nepali map, which exhibits Indian territories as Nepali, to the United Nations, the New York-based intergovernmental physique will not be utilizing it in its official dealings. The UN web site can even not present territories and areas claimed by Nepal as Nepali territories.
The reason is, the UN prints it’s personal maps and each map comes with a disclaimer. The one on the UN Maps says, “The boundaries and names which can be proven and the designations which were used on this map don’t suggest the official endorsement or acceptance by the UN”.
The UN doesn’t use both India’s, Pakistan’s, or China’s maps, or for that matter, any territory that’s claimed however goes by its administration largely. The physique will, nonetheless, as a part of diplomatic protocol, settle for it, every time Kathmandu sends it.
The brand new Nepali map exhibits Indian territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani as its personal. India had strongly reacted to the event calling it a “unilateral act”, one that’s “unjustified cartographic assertion”.
What’s fascinating is that earlier maps submitted by Nepal by no means included Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani. In some sense, whereas Nepal shall be sending an up to date map, will probably be unintentionally conveying formally that it has indulged in cartographic assertion, as New Delhi had mentioned.
The brand new Nepal map was introduced with an govt choice by the KP Sharma Oli-led authorities. The constitutional modification to provide authorized backing to its coat of arms that exhibits the brand new map was handed by the Nepal parliament earlier this 12 months.
Ministry of Exterior Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava had at the moment mentioned that the map “is just not based mostly on historic details and proof.”
He had additional identified, “It’s opposite to the bilateral understanding to resolve the excellent boundary points via diplomatic dialogue. Such synthetic enlargement of territorial claims is not going to be accepted by India.” The ties between the 2 governments have gone downhill ever since then.