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Indian side has regional ministers lament problem along Nepal border

N24, KATHMANDU: Akhilesh Yadav, chief minister of the Indian state of UP has on Monday expressed concern over the open border with Nepal and sought “special policing” by the Centre to check any anti-national activity along it.

He has come up with the latest remarks in New Delhi while on a visit for the first time after the last election.

Speaking at the confernce he has pointed out that due to strict vigil on the country’s borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh, the possibility of anti-social and terrorist activity along the Indo-Nepal border has heightened.

“I would like to draw the attention of the Centre to the need for establishing adequate number of integrated check-posts and special police arrangements to control any possible anti-national activities along the 550-km-long open border with Nepal,” he has been reported to have said.

It may be said that the Indian side has been time and again coming up with claim that Nepal harbors anti-Indian elements who are walking freely after sneaking in from Pakistan and Bangladesh.

In fact he is not the only minister who has pointed out the latest problem with Nitish Kumar, chief minister of Bihar too saying that open border with Nepal is throwing up problem.

Saying that open border is source of trouble in India, the Indian side has been mobilizing forces which has been encroaching into Nepalese territory by moving border posts time and again.

However Nepalese side has never been able to protest the same saying ” we will do it through diplomatic channel”. The repercussion of the last remark are yet to be seen.

Published Date: Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 | 01:32 AM

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