China has occupied a part of Nepal, Rui village in Gorkha district Credit: Annapurna Post (http://annapurnapost.com/news/159233)

New Delhi: New Delhi: China has occupied a part of Nepal, Rui village in Gorkha district.

China has allegedly removed the boundary pillars to legitimise its occupation. Annapurna Post (AP), which first reported the news, said that the village, which has almost 72 houses, is in a deplorable condition due to the alleged apathy of Nepali authorities over the years. Residents of the village are also regularly paying revenue taxes to the government of Nepal.

Referring to historian Ramesh Dhungel, AP said that Rui and Teigha villages were in the northern part of Gorkha district.

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“Rui Gaun is part of Nepal,” Dhungel said, adding, “Neither Nepal lost it in war nor it was subject to any special agreement or contract to let it belong to Tibet; Nepal lost both Rui and Tegha villages due to the negligence at the time of fixing pillars,” AP (http://annapurnapost.com/news/159233) says.

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Meanwhile, it is also alleged that due to the consent of some corrupted officials of the Nepal government, the 35 No Pillar was fixed between Samdo and Rui Gaun letting the whole village fall under Chinese control.

Last week, the Parliament of Nepal, in a significant development, cleared a Constitution Amendment Bill that endorses the country’s new map that includes territories with India — Limpiadhura, Lipulek and Kalapani. Weeks earlier, Nepal Prime Minister K P Oli had said that those areas would be brought within Nepal’s map and possession.



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