Nepal Parliament Set To Clear New Map Which Includes Indian Territory

The move to update Nepal’s new map — which includes a stretch of land high in the mountains that India claims as its own — has gathered momentum, with the ruling Left alliance moving a constitution amendment bill today. The opposition Nepali Congress has said it would vote in favour of the amendment, amid friction with India over the issue.

In Nepal, it usually takes a month to pass a constitution amendment bill. But this time, in view of the people’s sentiments, the Nepali parliament may bypass several procedures to get the bill passed in the next ten days, sources said. The opposition assurance means the bill – which requires two-third majority -will get passed.