India-Nepal Border Closed In advance of Lok Sabha Polls

India-Nepal Border Closed In advance of Lok Sabha Polls
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Nepal has closed their border with India along Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, where the end phase of Lok Sabha elections are scheduled for Monday, as a part of hard works to protect against cross-border criminal activities.

The determination follows meetings between officials from both countries.

The border between Nepal’s Rupandehi district and Uttar Pradesh’s Maharajganj and Siddhartha Nagar districts was closed on Sunday for 40 hours.

The border checkpoints in Belahiya and Kakrahawa border were closed off at 7 am on Sunday until 11 pm on Monday.

The Raxaul-Birgunj border in Bihar as well as other bordering areas were closed after 4:30pm yesterday, in accordance with police.

Protection has become tightened in the places fearing possible cross-border criminal activities ahead of and during the polls, government at this time claimed.

The borders will continue to be close for three days powerful from Sunday evening, the police claimed.

Prohibiting vehicles on emergency duties, no traffic will be permitted between the two countries for the duration of the period.

Movements along various border checkpoints in Kapilvastu, Rupandehi and Nawalparasi districts will continue to be suspended.

The border areas at Krishnanagar, Maryadpur, Chaakarchauda of Kapilvastu; Belahiya, Meudihawa of Rupandehi and Maheshpur of Nawalparasi, were also locked.

The move follows meetings between officials from Nepal and India before the Parliamentary election started on April 7 to discuss issues relating to border security.

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