China enters Nepal’s territory, Nepal’s PM Oli completely silent

On one hand, Nepal is extending a hand of friendship with China, on the other hand, China has illegally occupied Nepal’s land in several places. China has reportedly captured nearly 2 kilometres into Nepal territory.

It is believed that China has made inroads into several areas of Nepal, occupied land, and slowly progressing within the country. Prime Minister KP Oli has preferred to keep mum over the ”illegal occupation” of the village by China under fears of displeasing the CCP.

China has constructed nine buildings in a Nepal territory without the country’s consent or permission. China has secretly built the structures in the Humla district in Nepal, and has also stopped the Nepali population from entering in this area.

This issue came into light when the president of the local village council, Vishnu Bahadur Lama, went on a visit to this territory. He said that China soldiers had constructed the building in the Limi village of Lapcha village. He was even prevented from going to the side of the village where the construction had taken place.

Lama claimed that he even tried to talk to the Chinese forces, but they refused to talk and asked him to go back. He was not allowed to go into the region, but he captured a few pictures of the newly-constructed building by Chinese PLA in the territory on his mobile phone — which show the buildings were built nearly 2 kilometres into Nepali territory.

This is not the first time that China has occupied Nepali territory without their knowledge. Two months ago it was reported that China had merged Nepal’s Gorkha district’s Rui village with its territories.

The matter has been reported to the Nepal Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. When Humla District chief Chiranjeev Giri was contacted for a status check, he said that he too did not have any knowledge of the construction.

In June, another report, prepared by Survey Department of Agriculture Ministry of Nepal, showed a list of 11 places, of which China had encroached on ten places comprising about 33 hectares of Nepali land. They did this by diverting the flow of rivers which act as a natural boundary.

Writer, historian, and activist Dharam Sikarwar is a very active author The Youth. He writes on national and international issues, environment, politics. He is an avid book reader as well.