KATHMANDU: India said that the obstructions recently seen at various entry-exit points at the India-Nepal border was because of unrest, protests and demonstrations on the Nepali side. Issuing a statement, in response to a query from the media, Spokesperson at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India said,"The reported obstructions are due to unrest, protests and demonstrations on the Nepalese side, by sections of their population." Hundreds of freight carrier trucks and fuel tankers have been stopped on the Indian side, reportedly due to security concerns in Nepal. The agitating Madhesi parties have intensified their protests in the border entry points with an intention to effect an embargo and pile pressure on the government to meet their demands regarding the constitutional amendments. UPDATE: The press briefing was postponed.
India says cross-border obstacle due to unrest on Nepali side
Published: 12:15 pm Sep 25, 2015