Uttar Pradesh shares a 599.3 km long open border with Nepal touching seven districts – Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich, Sravasti, Balrampur, Sidhharthnagar and Maharajganj.
Nepal is also engaged in plotting against India, after falling under China’s control. Nepal had started the work of building a road on ‘No Man’s Land’ according to the information obtained. However it was stopped by the Indian authorities, media reported.
Pilibhit District Magistrate Vaibhav Srivastava said that the road construction being carried out by Nepali officials at ‘No Man’s Land’ on the Indo-Nepal border has been stopped.
Speaking to ANI, Srivastava said that, ‘We felt that some construction work is going on on’ No Man’s Land ‘, when our officials reached the spot, Nepalese officials assured us that the construction would be stopped.’ The district administration received information on Sunday that a road is being constructed on ‘No Man’s Land’ near Nepal near Pilar No 38 in Hazara area of Pilibhit on the Indo-Nepal border.
On further receiving this information, the District Magistrate Srivastava, Jayaprakash Police Superintendent (SP), DIG HNS Bisht, along with SSB staff, crossed the Sharda River and reached the Indo-Nepal border. DM Srivastava has said, ‘Border columns were found by both countries’ survey teams. They’ll be made with the help of the survey team as soon as possible.’
While the Indian Army chief is hinting at China’s involvement in the controversy, according to a report in The Kathmandu Times, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was in midst of a political trouble in last week of April, as a number of senior party leaders are likely to ask him to step down.
In an article for The Quint, analyst Tuneer Mukherjee <www.thequint.com/voices/opinion/india-nepal-china-road-map-army-chief-kalapani-lipulekh>write that ever since a unity government formed by a merger between the various communist factions of Nepal claimed power in May 2018, China has been particularly interested in ensuring its stability. This also revived the border dispute with India.