Fact Check: Old Newspaper Clipping About Nepal Occupying Part Of India’s Territory Goes Viral As Recent

A newspaper clipping is being widely shared on social media claiming that Nepal has captured India’s land recently.

The headline of the newspaper clip reads, “भारत की 7100 एकड़ जमीन पर नेपाल का कब्जा; एसएसबी को एक्शन की मनाही, प्रशासन को बोलने की इजाजत नहीं” (English translation: Nepal has occupied 7,100 acres of Indian land, SSB has been refrained to take action, the administration has been denied permission to speak.)

The image is being shared with a caption that reads, “ये क्या हाल बना रखा है देश का? नेपाल हमारी ज़मीन पर क़ब्ज़ा कर रहा है और हम देश में ही आपस में राष्ट्र्भक्ति का सर्टिफ़िकेट बाँट रहे हैं” (English translation: What is the condition of this country? Nepal is occupying our land and we are distributing the certificate of nationalism amongst ourselves.)

The link to the post can be seen here.


NewsMobile did a fact-check and found the claim to be misleading.

On searching with the keywords mentioned in the newspaper clipping, we found the same story was published by Dainik Bhaskar three years ago. The report read that Nepal has captured 7,100 acre land in Bihar’s West Champaran. Susta in Valmikinagar, jungles of Valmiki Tiger reserves and hills of Shivalik range in Govardhana are some of the areas which had been illegally captured by Nepal as per the report.

Amar Ujala also reported about the incident on August 17, 2018. According to Amar Ujala, the land captured by Nepal was within a radius of 8 kilometres.

Jansatta also reported about the incident on August 14, 2018.

Thus it is evident that an old newspaper clipping of 2018 has gone viral with a misleading claim that Nepal occupied 7,100 acre land of India recently.

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