Indian Declares Himself King Of Unclaimed Land. I Own It, Says American

'Kingdom of Dixit' or 'Kingdom of North Sudan'?

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Indian Declares Himself King Of Unclaimed Land. I Own It, Says American
Only days after Indore resident Suyash Dixit, declared himself king of Bir Tawil, an unclaimed territory on Egypt-Sudan border in Africa, Jeremiah Heaton from United States has come forward to say that he's the rightful owner of what Suyash Dixit named 'Kingdom of Dixit'. Mr Dixit, a computer coder from Indore, shared a post on November 7 wherein he named himself the king of the unclaimed land by planting a flag and some seeds there. The post went viral with almost 3,000 reactions and was picked up by many news outlets.

In the post, Mr Dixit details how he reached Bir Tawil by travelling 319 km in a 'desert with no roads'. "The route that I took is under Egyptian military (it is an international border) and is an area of terrorists so military have a "shoot at sight" orders," claims Mr Dixit in his post.
 
 
 


Now, Mr Heaton, from Virginia, has said that he was the one who actually claimed Bir Tawil for himself as the Kingdom of North Sudan in 2014. He has also called Mr Dixit a 'liar' and claims that the Indian never actually reached Bir Tawil. Mr Heaton also shared on Twitter a screenshot of a conversation he apparently had with Mr Dixit, where Mr Dixit is asking for his help.

"It was impossible for you to travel to Bir Tawil without permission from the Egyptian military... You faked your travel," writes Mr Heaton in his tweets.
 
According to the Guardian, the American flew to Bir Tawil in 2014 and, much like Mr Dixit, planted a flag there to claim the land.

Jeremiah Heaton has also pointed out flaws in Mr Dixit's claim of reaching Bir Tawil:
 
Update: Suyash Dixit and Jeremiah Heaton have both tweeted that they have sorted the issue out. "I had a very productive talk with @KingNorthSudan a couple of minutes ago and we both are on the same page now (no more proofs required now I guess)" wrote Mr Dixit about nine hours ago on Twitter.
   
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