China denies landgrab in Nepal, calls it pure hearsay 

Days after India briefed Nepal on the extent of China’s incursion in its territories, China has denied landgrab in Nepal. Its international ministry spokesperson has known as it “pure rumour”.

Reacting to media studies, Chinese spokesperson Wang Wenbin in Beijing in the present day stated, “The report is completely unfounded rumournot based fact. It is a pure rumour.”

China had denied landgrab in October additionally when the difficulty had cropped up following a survey by the agriculture division of Nepal and statements made by Nepali politicians.

The recent denial has adopted a report by the UK-based Daily Telegraph newspaper which quoted Nepali politicians as saying that China had annexed round 150 hectares of land on the Nepalese facet of the border.

LANDGRAB MORE SERIOUS

This got here within the backdrop of the go to of Research and Analysis Wing (RA&W) chief Samant Goel touring Nepal on October 21. It was an uncommon go to as he held conferences with a number of individuals together with Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli with out an try being made to maintain it secret.

Reports recommend that Goel briefed Oli on the extent of Chinese annexation of Nepalese land within the border areas. While the earlier studies in Nepal had advised a landgrab by China in Humla district, studies now say that Goel apprised Oli of Chinese landgrab in different districts comparable to Dolakha, Gorkha, Darchula, Sindhupalchowk, Rasuwa and Sandhuwasabha.

VOICES WITHIN NEPAL

Nepal’s personal mapping division stated China has pushed worldwide boundary by round 1.5 km inside Nepalese territory in Dolakha district the place Pillar Number 57 has been relocated. Pillars in different districts comparable to Gorkha and Solukhumbu have been additionally reportedly pushed contained in the Nepalese territories.

Later, Daily Telegraph quoted the paper quoted Nepali parliamentarian Jeevan Bahadur Shahi from the bordering district of Humla as saying that the Chinese troops had constructed 9 concrete pillars inside Nepal to re-demarcate the worldwide boundary.

According to the report, Shahi stated Nepalese villagers had constructed a street in at a spot known as Limi a sparsely populated space within the Humla district 10 years in the past and China had not objected to it again then. The paper quoted Shahi as saying, “They are now saying the small valley belongs to them.” Curiously, the Nepalese international ministry spokesperson too has refused to acknowledge Chinese landgrab.

CHINA BLAMES INDIA

China, then again, blames India for allegations of landgrab towards it. In October, Chinese state mouthpiece, the Global Times wrote, “The main opposition Nepalese Congress, which has been hyping the incident, is considered as a pro-India force.”

The paper, in actual fact, highlighted India-Nepal border dispute suggesting that India has a motive to focus on China. It stated, “India actually has a long-running territorial dispute with Nepal. The Indian government included a disputed area with Nepal to its new territory map in 2019, triggering conflicts between the two countries. In response, Nepal published a new map, which included Kalapani and other areas into its territory.”

Meanwhile, India and Nepal are speaking once more. Following the go to of Goel final month, Indian Army chief General MM Naravane is visiting Nepal on Wednesday. On his Nepal tour, General Naravane can be conferred honorary rank of the commander of the Nepal Army. It is an outdated reciprocal custom within the two international locations.

(With company inputs)

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