Federal govt urged to resolve Kanchanpur border dispute
May 3, 2018 12:12 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, May 3: The government of Province-7 has urged the federal government to immediately resolve the border issues of Kanchanpur.
A cabinet meeting of Province-7 held on Wednesday decided to urge the federal government to sort out the border clash issues through diplomatic channels.
According to the Minister for Internal Affairs and Law, Prakash Bahadur Shaha, the tenure of the Nepal-India joint survey committee, which is formed to resolve the border issues, is likely to expire, so the provincial government also decided to extend the tenure of the committee.
The border dispute has emerged as a burning issue since last year, with sporadic clashes.
To keep out wild animals from Dudhuwa National Park, locals of Kanchanpur tried to put a fence, but the Sashastra Seema Bal, India's Central Armed Police Forces, intervened.
Earlier, Govind Gautam, a local, lost his life in a gunshot fired by SSB in a clash that took place at Ananda Bazar, Punarbaas, Kanchanpur.