Kathmandu: New books have been introduced to the Nepalese schools curriculum, including revised political maps showing the three strategically important regions of India under Nepal. In the new map of Nepal, the scripts of India, areas of Kalapani and Limpiyadhura have been described as part of Nepal.
After the unanimous approval of this map by the Parliament of Nepal, India called it an “artificial expansion of borders”. The Curriculum Development Center under the Ministry of Education recently published books with revised maps.
Information officer Ganesh Bhattarai at the center gave this information. The new books, titled “Reading Material in the Territory and Borders of Nepal”, were written for grade 9 and 12 students and were written by Minister of Education Giriraj Mani Pokharel.
Complaints on the regions of Uttarakhand
More than six months after India released the new map in November 2019, Nepal released a revised political and administrative map of the country in May which claimed three strategically important areas of Uttarakhand.
After the Nepalese government cabinet approved the new map, then government spokesman and finance minister Yuvraj Khatiwada told media that the government has decided to update the schedule for the constitution and include the revised map in the school curriculum.
India reacted to this and said it had already clarified its position on this issue.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Anurag Shrivastava said: “The artificial claims of border extension are not based on facts or historical evidence and are not rational.” It is also a violation of the understanding that has developed between us on border issues.
The government of Nepal has also decided to issue coins involving the Kalapani region.
The government also commissioned the Nepal National Bank to manufacture coins with modified cards.