Patna: In another obdurate move by Nepal amid tumbling ties with India, Nepalese authorities have reportedly prohibited the repair work of Gandak dam, which is carried out Bihar government along the border. The step can have serious implications on the Indian state which shares a 729 km long international border with Nepal.
In a surprising turn of events, Nepalese authorities stop the officials of Water Resources Department (WRD) of Bihar government from carrying out embankment-related work on the border, claiming the area as part of its territory.
According to reports, the WRD authorities tried to sort out the issue at the local level, but the Nepalese failed to listen to their point of view. The Bihar government has now reported the matter to Union Home Ministry, and the Indian Embassy in Nepal.
The move comes days after Nepalese parliament unanimously passed the Constitution Amendment Bill, that seeks to adopt a new political map of the country showing Indian territories of Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura as part of its own territory- the main reason why the age-old relation between the two countries is ripping to shreds.