Nepal-India survey team to settle dispute in Kanchanpur
April 29, 2018 11:41 AM NPT
KANCHANPUR, April 29: The Nepal-India Joint Survey Team is to fix a dispute that emerged while installing electric barbed wire to ward off wild animals entering human settlement.
Last Thursday, the Indian Boarder Security Force (SSB) had barred locals of Kanchanpur Punarbas Municipality-9 Bichfanta to install the wire.
Kanchanpur Chief District Officer Kumar Bahadur Khadka shared that local authorities of Nepal and India would settle the dispute through joint survey team. The Nepal India Joint Survey Team has been deputed on the Kanchanpur-Kailali border area for the past few months.
"The joint survey team is working along the border of Kailali,” said CDO Khadka, adding that the survey team was directed to settle the dispute.
Earlier, around 2,900 meters of electric barbed wire had been installed in Bichfanta to restrict wild animals from Dudhuwa National Park of India to enter Nepal’s human settlement.
“Earlier, the village was fenced with electric barbed wire as per verbal agreement between the two countries,” Dalram Tamata, Police Inspector at Area Police Office, Tribhuvanbasti said.
The area also has witnessed persisting dispute on Pyarataal. Nepali community has been forbearing huge loss of lives and properties every year due to rampage of wild animals coming from Dudhuwa National Park of India.
Last year Nepali national Govinda Gautam was shot dead by Indian SSB on an issue of border dispute at Punarbas municipality last year.