A normal person who is hailing from Indore, Suyash Dixit entered the worldwide border near Egypt and declared himself as a king for the No man's land.
Dixit learnt about this unclaimed land, Bir Tawil when he was travelling for a conference in Cairo. Bir Tawil's existence is the result of a border drawn up by the British at the end of the 19 century.
"The route that I took is under Egyptian military (it is an worldwide border) and is an area of terrorists so military have "shoot at sight" orders", The Telegraph quoted Dixit as saying. "However, it did not last long as I made my father the president of the kingdom". You need permissions to even enter the route to this place. He is now encouraging interested parties to apply for citizenship. "We [had] three conditions; no photos of military areas, be back in a single day and no valuables", Dixit said, according to the report.
"I, Suyash Dixit, first of my name and the protector of the realm, declare myself as the king of "Kingdom of Dixit". We drove for 6 hours straight in the middle of the desert and barren lands and crossing 1 military base to the location.
"Following the early civilization ethics and rules, if you want to claim a land then you need to grow crops on it", Dixit said. He named himself King Suyash I, decided the capital city should be Suyashpur, and proclaimed the national animal to be a lizard, as it was the only species he saw around, the report added. (Please?) This is no joke, I own a country now!
"King Dixit" is not the first person to claim the land, the paper reported. In 2014, Jeremiah Heaton, an American citizen, travelled to Bir Tawil to make his daughter the real-life princess.
"Under worldwide law, only states can assert sovereignty over territory", Anthony Arend, co-founder of the Institute for global Law and Politics at Georgetown University, told The Washington Post in 2014.