Nepal is building army school-building without India's consent, DM will give information to Home Ministry

Controversy again between India and Nepal over Susta: Nepal is building an army school building without India's consent, DM will give information to Home Ministry

Jun 8, 2023 - 10:33
Nepal is building army school-building without India's consent, DM will give information to Home Ministry

Once again the issue of the disputed Susta on the Indo-Nepal border has started heating up. Nepal had already started construction of a suspension bridge on Gandak after a hospital, school, police post, and military camp. Now Nepal has started the construction work of a building, school, and two stumbling blocks for the Armed Police Force (APF) in the disputed Susta without the consent of India.
SSB has written a letter to the DM and requested the DM of Nawalparasi West district of Nepal to initiate an initiative to put an end to this. In the letter, Prakash, Commandant of SSB 21st Corps, said that the Nepal government is getting a building with two floors and eight rooms constructed for the APF jawans posted in the disputed land Susta.
Two other buildings are also being constructed on the same premises with 40 lacking Nepali currency, Janata Dalit Secondary School building 85 lakh Nepali currency and two new stokers near the east embankment are being constructed with 15 lacking Nepali currency. DM of West Champaran Dinesh Kumar Rai said – Susta's case is international. Information has been received about construction being done by Nepal on the disputed land. Will inform the Home Ministry.
Munna Khan, a resident of Thadhi village of Lakshmipur Rampurva panchayat, had also encroached on land in Susta. For the same land, in the 1980s, he also shot dead the then Daroga of Valmikinagar. At the instigation of some politicians in Nepal, he started maintaining his supremacy over Susta. Then slowly started getting Nepal's possession over Susta. Susta is under Nepal's occupation even after being completely disputed.
In October last year, the Nepal government objected to the widening of a road being constructed in India near the border of the two countries. This road connects many areas of Bihar's Sitamarhi town with Bhitthamod and Janakpur on the Nepal border. Earlier, Nepal issued a warning to India regarding the announcement of the lengthening of India's road in Uttarakhand's Lipulekh and asked it to stop it immediately. Nepal has declared Lipulekh in Uttarakhand as its territory.
In December 1815, a treaty was signed between British India and Nepal, which is known as the Sugauli Treaty. This treaty was signed in December 1815, but this treaty came into force on 4 March 1816. At that time India was occupied by the British. This treaty was signed by Lieutenant Colonel Paris Bradshaw on behalf of the East India Company and Rajguru Gajraj Mishra on behalf of Nepal.
In the Sugauli treaty, it was decided that the border of Nepal would be up to Mahakali in the west and Machhi River in the east, but the border of Nepal was not fixed in it. The result of this was that even today there are 54 such places, in which there is a dispute between the two countries.

Muskan Kumawat Journalist & Writer