Evidence that the residents of Kalapani area have paid taxes to the Government of Nepal

Nepali Janta

Kathmandu, May 21- The receipt of the residents of Kalapani area paying the residency fee to the then government of Nepal in 1995 has been found safe in the National Archives. The ‘data’ found by the Ministry of Land Reforms was submitted to the archives a few years ago. During the search, the 81-year-old data base is safe with Nepal as proof of receipt.

According to Saubhagya Pradhanang, director of the National Archives, evidence has been found that the residents of Kalapani area paid a certain amount of food or money in the name of the Government of Nepal on July 3, 1995. It shows the list of ‘Gunji (Key) residents who have recently paid the bill’ which has been exceeded by the Indian side. The evidence also mentions the names of the residents of Navi and Kuti villages who were recently deported to India. Evidence has also been found that the team led by Colonel Bhuvan Bikram Rana collected the tax. There is evidence that some residents have paid for the food and some have paid for it. The ‘Lipudhura Seti-Mahakali’ map of the common agreement made by the foreign ministry in 1934 has not been made public in the archives.
Currently, there is an Indian security force camp in Gunji. Kalapani falls about 7 km north of Gunji, as far as the camp of Indian security personnel is concerned. It has been made public that India has started construction of road leading to Lipulek via Gunji-Kalapani.

The National Archives had sent to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation a ‘certified copy of the receipts paid to the Government of Nepal regarding Lipulek’ only on Tuesday. Prakash Joshi, Director General of the Department of Surveying and Mapping, said that the documents related to the 1995 Evidence Evidence were also available in the department.

Foreign Minister Pradip Gyawali has already given a reply to the International Relations Committee of the Parliament in the debate that started after the new political map released by the Indian government two years ago showed the territories including Kalapani and Lipulek on its border. He said that the records and documents including the receipt of payment of land in Baitadi Gowda in 1997, the general election of 2015 and the census of 2018 BS have made it clear that Kalapani, Lipulek and Limpiyadhura areas belong to Nepal.
The evidence of the receipt found in the archives is two years older than Minister Gyawali said. Historian Mahesh Raj Pant said that apart from the basis of the Sugauli Treaty, there is a receipt evidence that Kuti, Navi and Gunji paid tribute to the Government of Nepal in 1997 at Baitadi Gowda.

The voter list compiled for the 2037 referendum is also safe in the National Archives. It also includes the list of voters of the then Beas village panchayat, which includes the Kalapani area currently under Indian encroachment.

Published Date : 21 May 2020

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