China occupies village in Nepal, Opposition demands answers from Oli Govt

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KATHMANDU | JUNE 25, 2020:

Nepal's opposition party Nepali Congress moved a motion in the lower house of Nepali Parliament after China occupied a village in Nepal and allegedly removed the boundary pillars to legitimise its annexation.

A motion was placed by the Nepali Congress lawmakers Devendra Raj Kandel, Satya Narayan Sharma Khanal and Sanjaya Kumar Gautam drawing the KP Sharma Oli led government.

As per the motion, a total of 64 hectares has been encroached upon in Dolakha, Humla, Sindhupalchowk, Sankhuwasabha, Gorkha and Rasuwa districts of Nepal by China.

Border pillar was also shifted at the border, which has led to Northern Gorkha's Rui Village falling into China's Tibet region, where 72 households of Rui village of Gorkha and 18 houses of Darchula are in Chinese territory.

On June 23, Nepali Congress Vice President Bimalendra Nidhi in a tweet demanded answers from the KP Sharma Oli government over the Chinese encroachment.

The Oli government has maintained a stoic silence on the issue with no reactions so far.