KATHMANDU, Nov 6: The Nepal-India border is going to be closed for three days in view of the election of members of the House of Representatives and provincial assemblies to be held on November 20.
A meeting between the security officials of Nepal and India in Bhairahawa on Saturday decided to seal the border from both sides from 12 midnight on November 17 to 12 midnight on November 20.
"Like in the previous general elections, this time also it has been decided to seal the border for 72 hours," said Ram Chandra Aryal, assistant chief district officer of Rupandehi.
Aryal said that the meeting decided on common issues such as enforcement of laws by both sides in the border area, immediate exchange of information to control all types of illegal activities, smuggling of arms in the border area, control of counterfeit notes etc.
The security officers of Rupandehi, Kapilvastu and Nawalparasi West and Siddharthnagar, Maharajgunj of India participated in the meeting.