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Nepal-China border ‘dispute’: Govt team busy visiting border pillars in Humla

Buildings allegedly constructed by China on the Nepali side, encroaching the Nepali land, in Limi of Humla, in September 2020.

Simikot, September 17

The border monitoring team of the Ministry of Home Affairs deployed to study the alleged Nepal-China border dispute has reached Hilsa in Humla after visiting a border pillar at Limi Lapcha area in the district.

Chief District Officer (CDO) Ganesh Acharya says the team reached Hilsa at the altitude of almost 5,000 metres after travelling by bus up to Lapcha from Simikot and then walking on foot for four days.

The officials travelled to Hilsa following the study visit of pillar no. 12 at Limi Lapcha in Namkha rural municipality-6. The local residents of Jang, Til and Halji villages also joined the border monitoring team.

In Hilsa, the team would study the status of pillar no. 5 at Kitkhola in Namkha.

The team led by the ministry’s Joint Secretary Jaya Prasad Acharya comprises officials Umeshraj Joshi, Kishor Shrestha, Pradip Kumar Pal, Sushil Dangol, Dayananda Joshi and Kapil Katuwal.

The coordinator of the team Acharya says the officials have initiated works to study the status of all 15 border pillars along the Nepal-China border in the Humla district.

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