Writ petition filed demanding management of open border

Published On: March 26, 2017 07:01 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, March 26: A writ petition has been filed at the Supreme Court today demanding management and control of the open border between Nepal and India.

The Office of the Prime Minister, Home Ministry, Defense Ministry have been named as defendants in the writ filed jointly by advocate Dr Chandra Kanta Gyawali, border expert Buddhi Narayan Shrestha among others.

The petitioners have argued in their writ that the provision of maintaining records along with an identity card while crossing the Nepal-India border that was mentioned in the Nepal gazette in 2009 B.S. should be implemented, as the porous border was giving way to terrorist and smuggling activities.

The Nepalis have suffered a lot due to absence of regulation of the border, it is stated in the petition that calls for a mandamus order to review the open border which has not been mentioned even in the 1816 and 1950 Nepal-India friendship treaty. RSS

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