Nepal parliamentary team says large tracts of Nepali land encroached

February 2nd, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Feb 2 (ANI): The Nepal parliamentary team conducting field study on encroached land in various bordering areas of the country has concluded that large tracts of the Nepali land have been encroached upon by India at various points.
A team of Foreign Relations and Human Rights Committee found that the Indian side has encroached Nepali land in Manebhanjyang, Guphapatal, Pulkhola, Phatak, Hile, Chhabise and Simala.
The team led by committee chairman Padma Lal Bishwokarma began inspection of encroached land following media reports of land encroachment at various bordering areas.
The committee expressed grave concern over the matter and said that land being cultivated by the Nepalis for years has now become part of Indian territory.
“The recently prepared map of border areas cannot be regarded as reliable for demarcation between the two nations,” Nepalnews quoted Bishwokarma as saying.
“The committee will submit report of the field study as soon as possible to find the solution of the problems,” he added.
The team members said that security personnel of the Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB), an Indian paramilitary force deployed along the Nepal-India border, has set up its camp inside the Nepali territory in Pulkhol of Pashupatinagar including Hile and Guphapatal. (ANI)

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