An Indian just became the ruler of a strip of land that no one owns. Suyash Dixit travelled to Bir Tawil, an unclaimed land in North Africa between Egypt and Sudan and has declared himself the ‘King’. Dixit’s adventurous journey to Bir Tawil was quite a perilous one. He spent two nights planning his trip into the desert and convincing a local driver to bring him to the remote location. The explorer drove for six hours and planted a flag in the desert and established the ‘Kingdom of Dixit’. He also sowed some seeds and poured water into it.
Dixit, who is from Indore took to Facebook to explain his journey of becoming the King of the no-man’s land. The boundary issue of the place is as a result of a border drawn up by the British in 1899. He is now encouraging interested parties to apply for citizenship. Bir Tawil is the only place on Earth which is not a part of any state or country, but humans can survive and live. The Indian planted a seed and flew a flag upon reaching the desert land to establish the ‘Kingdom of Dixit’.
Here is his Facebook post:
Dixit is not the first person to claim the land. In 2014, an American travelled to the desert land to make his daughter a princess of the ‘Kingdom of North Sudan’. However, law expert Anthony Arend previously told The Washington Post that under international law, only a state can claim sovereignty over a territory.