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The Nepal government has set up a panel to probe the border dispute with China.

China has reportedly encroached on some lands in the Humla district of Nepal which was earlier dismissed by the former KP Sharma Oli government.

The government formed a five-member team on Wednesday headed by the Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs to examine the border dispute with China that will give the exact picture of the situation in its northern region.

Senior officials from different government agencies and boundary experts will be the members of the team that will visit the disputed area and reports back to the government, Minister for Law and Parliamentary Affairs Gyanendra Bahadur Karki said.

A provincial lawmaker of the Nepali Congress, Jeevan Bahadur Shai last year reported that China has encroached on huge chunks of land in Humla district.

Humla shares a long border with Tibet. Indian nationals who visit Mansarovar have to go via Humla district.

Shai, who was the elected member of the provincial assembly, raised the voice-first about Chinese land encroachment.

But the Ministry of Foreign Affairs totally brushed off the allegations saying the Nepal and China do not have any boundary dispute and both sides are in close communication in this respect.

The boundary between Nepal and China was delineated and demarcated based on the Boundary Treaty and Boundary Protocols signed between the two countries, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement in September last year.

It added that Nepal and China have always maintained close communication on border matters.

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