Nepal-India Border Seals Ahead Of Civic Polls

Nepal’s border with India is sealed on Monday, 48 hours before the municipal polls the country, to prevent anti-social elements from crossing the international boundary and vitiating the election atmosphere.

June 26, 2017, 9:12 a.m.

Nepal’s border with India is sealed on Monday, 48 hours before the municipal polls the country, to prevent anti-social elements from crossing the international boundary and vitiating the election atmosphere.

According to a press release,  local police offices in bordering areas including Sunalu, Nepalgunj, Jogbani and Mechi and other decided at a high-level meeting of a coordination committee.

Municipal elections will be held in Nepal on 28 June.

Some Madhes-centric parties have opposed the elections seeking that the Constitution is amended to accommodate their demands for more representation in parliament and redrawing of provincial boundaries.

 

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