Students protest China’s encroachment in Nepal

New Delhi: A massive protest march by students was held in front of the Chinese embassy in Kathmandu against the Chinese encroachment into the country’s territory, media reports said.

Recently a civil society group in Nepal launched protests against China for allegedly constructing buildings in Nepal’s territory in Humla district.

Protests against China are growing in numbers across various world capitals over atrocities in Hong Kong, Xinjiang and Tibet. The activists and protesters carried posters – “Return Nepal’s land” and “stop Chinese expansionism”. Pillar Number 11 that defined the Nepal-China boundary has been missing from Humla.

The ruling Nepal Communist Party and opposition Nepali Congress have been at loggerheads over China’s recent encroachment into the Nepalese territory.

In June, a Nepal government report said that China is using road construction in Tibet to occupy Nepali land and may establish border outposts in near future. Nepal’s Survey Department of Agriculture Ministry had then claimed that China encroached on 10 places, which comprise early 33 hectares of Nepalese land adding that it has also been diverting the flow of rivers to increase its territory.

Some NC MPs are planning to launch a fresh salvo after reports emerged China has constructed nine buildings on the Nepali territory. The development came to light during an inspection of the Lapcha-Limi region of Nepal’s remote Humla region from August 30 to September 9 by the local District Officer.

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