KATHMANDU: The border dispute between India and Nepal is actually caused by changing mood of rivers which enter the Indian territory from Nepal, stated The Times of India.
“Every year, several border pillars are either washed away by the flood or get damaged and the two countries have to start all over again the exercise of demarcation which only furthers the dispute.”
“The pillars which used to be on the other side of the border are now placed across the river. There are many such border pillars which stand in the course of the river and it is a tough job to identify them.”
Ghagra and Saryu rivers at Bahraich, Rapti at Shravasti and Sharda at Lakhimpur-Kheri enter the Indian territory from Nepal.
Bahraich District magistrate Bahraich Kinjal Singh said to The Times of India that a joint survey team of India and Nepal identifies such border pillars every three years for demarcation. Besides, whenever the issue arises in the meeting of the border officials every three months, it is discussed and a solution is worked out.
As mentioned by The Times of India, the accusation made by Nepali Maoists that India has taken illegal possession of many parts of Nepali is also not true.