Nepal-China border pillar missing for decades recovered

A border pillar between Nepal and China missing for several years has been found, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020. Photo: APF

Surkhet, September 24

A border pillar missing for a long time has been recovered, inform district officials of Humla in the Karnali province.

Pillar Number 11 was missing since several years ago, but it was found back at Takule, Namkha rural municipality-6 of the district on Wednesday during monitoring led by Chief District Officer Chiranjivi Giri, informs Namkha rural municipality chairman Bishnu Bahadur Tamang. The place where the pillar was found is around 5,200 metres away from the border outpost in Hilsa.

“After they noticed a rock-like object hidden inside the snow at a ravine, the security personnel under the CDO’s command removed the snow and found the missing pillar,” informs Tamang.

Though the missing pillar has been found, the ownership of the land where China has recently constructed some buildings is not clear yet, according to Tamang. The CDO-led team had gone to the site to study the construction of the buildings by the Chinese side after some locals claimed that lied on the Nepali side. Both the governments of Nepal and China have already clarified that the construction site was on the Chinese side.

“However, we have expected that the recovery of the pillar will help us solve the years-old dispute,” Tamang says.

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Khatri is an Onlinekhabar correspondent in Surkhet.

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