Call to settle Susta dispute

Kathmandu, August 18:

Accusing the Indians of “harassing them and encroaching on their land with the help of Sima Suraksha Bal (SSB) personnel,” over 85 people of the Susta VDC urged the government today to settle the border dispute. “We have been harassed by the Indian side,” said Gopal Gurung, the coordinator of the team. “With the help of the SSB, the Indians have destroyed our crop and turned paddy fields into pastures,” he said at an interaction. Stating that the Indian side had encroached on 11 bigahas of land, a former director-general of the Survey Department, Buddhi Narayan Shrestha, said the dispute can be resolved “if we try to trace out the flow of the Narayani river during the Sugauli Treaty.”