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Nepal NGO demands return of Darjeeling and other territories from India

Nepalese territories including Darjeeling were handed to the British East India Company as concessions under the treaty which was signed in 1816 on the conclusion of the Anglo-Nepalese War

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Darjeeling tea
File photo of Darjeeling

A Nepalese non-governmental organisation has launched a signature campaign demanding the return of territory that lost to through the historic Treaty of 1815.

The campaign was initiated here by the Greater Nationalist Front on Friday coinciding with Unity Day, according to 'The Rising Nepal', a government-owned daily.

Signatures will be collected from within and outside the country, and the campaign will continue until coming mid-April, according to the front's Fanindra

Nepalese territories including Darjeeling were handed to the Company as concessions under the treaty which was signed in 1816 on the conclusion of the Anglo-Nepalese War.

Under the treaty, Nepalese-controlled territory that was ceded included all areas that the of Nepal had won in earlier wars such as the kingdom of in the east and Kumaon and Garhwal in the west.

The signatures collected will be handed over to the Nepal president, UN secretary general, the five members of the UN Security Council, and to the SAARC secretary general, according to the report.

First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 14:15 IST
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