Gangtok, May 23: After China and India’s soldier’s violent faceoff at Ladakh’s Galwan Valley along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), high tensions came to a climax after both countries claimed the Galwan Valley as theirs, but additional reports have come up on June 23 that China has now reportedly occupied Nepal’s Rui village in its Gorkha district.
It is believed that the Rui village has now been annexed to Tibet, which is an autonomous region of China. The Rui village consists of around 72 houses, an area of concern, and due to the Nepalese government and their officials’ negligence even though the villagers have been paying revenue taxes to the Nepal government, it has been reported.
While the Rui village is still included in Nepal’s map, Chine reportedly, removed the boundary pillars to legitimise the occupation of the village.
Historian Ramesh Dhungel, has said that the Rui and Teigha villages, which are situated in the northern part of Gorkha district was neither lost by Nepal in war nor was it the subject of any special agreement with Tibet “Nepal lost both Rui and Teigha villages due to the negligence at the time of fixing pillars.”
The Land Revenue Office (Gorkha), also does have a record of revenues collected from the people of the Rui village, it has been reported.
Many believe that feud between India and Nepal over areas of Uttarakhand – Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani, the land lying east of the Mahakali river, made Nepal turn a blind eye or negligent over China encroaching the Rui village. Just a few days earlier, both houses of Nepal’s Parliament approved the new map which has the added areas mentioned above.
The dispute between India and Nepal over Uttarakhand’s areas started after Nepal in May, published a revised version of their map after India inaugurated an 80km stretch of link road connecting Uttarakhand with Lipulekh on the border with Tibet, to help pilgrims who travel to Kailash Mansarover in Tibet, that passes through the land which Nepal claims as theirs.
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