China has managed to erect nine buildings on land owned by Nepal while disallowing Nepali authorities from stepping foot in the area. Reports suggest that the Chinese are talking advantage of the border standoff with India and the absence of Nepalese security forces owing to the approaching winter season to gradually capture land in the region.
The most recent incident has come to light from Nepal’s Humla district where the Chinese have stealthily constructed a building in Namkhya village. In fact, work on a total of nine buildings in the same village is now complete. China did not stop there and even restricted the entry of Nepalese locals near the buildings.
According to reports, the matter first came to light when the head of the village council, Vishnu Bahadur Lama visited border areas during a routine tour. He revealed that the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has completed the construction of nine buildings in the Lapcha area of Limi village.
Now, Nepalese security forces along with measurement and survey department officials have been dispatched to the area concerned.
Neither Nepal’s Home Ministry nor Foreign Ministry has issued a statement in this regard. It seems like the country’s top officials are waiting for chief district officer Chiranjeevi Giri’s report.
The country’s foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, however, had denied any reports of China occupying Nepal’s land.
More details await