MAHENDRANAGAR, March 16: Ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Beldandi has demanded to demolish the border pillars allegedly erected at the Nepali territory at Beldandi of Kanchanpur district.
A meeting of NCP Beldandi village committee on Tuesday concluded that the survey being carried out by Nepal-India Joint Survey Team should be stopped immediately.
According to NCP Beldandi in-charge Akkal Bahadur Bista, the survey being held at Beldandi rural municipality 3, 4 and 5 should be stopped immediately. “Nepalis have been living there since 1967, and they also possess land ownership certificates,” said he adding that it is totally unfair to erect pillars along the area which belongs to Nepal.
Earlier on Saturday, Nepali Congress leaders and cadres vandalized a Nepal-India border pillar allegedly erected on the Nepali territory.
The pillar had long been erected at Beldandi rural municipality of Kanchanpur. The supporting pillar 783/4 was installed at Baibaha in ward no. 3 of Beldandi rural municipality recently by a joint Nepal-India survey team, said the head of the armed police force battalion, SP Birsingh Sahu.
The pillar, however, was built by the Nepali side on the basis of an understanding to build the odd number pillars. However, the NC cadres vandalized the pillar arguing that it was installed inside Nepali territory.
Border dispute in the southern part of the district has been creating difficulties for the survey team to work, SP Sahu said. NC leaders Bahadur Singh Thapa, Diwan Bista and district working committee office-bearers had reached the location where the pillar was installed. However, the team left soon after the APF team reached there.