Jajarkot, July 19
Border row between Shivalaya Rural Municipality of Jajarkot district and Simta Rural Municipality of Surkhet has flared up recently, with both the local bodies renewing their claim on Chhedachaur, a marketplace on the border.
The border debate revolves around welcome message board put up at the disputed territory by Simta Rural Municipality.
After a welcome board was put up by Simata RM, a group led by Shivalaya RM Chair Narendra Kumar Shahi removed it and planted their own board, on July 12, which was removed by a team of local representatives from Simta RM later.
Commenting on the issue Shivalaya RM Chief Administrative Officer Dhaniram Sharma said it was unbecoming of Simta RM to raise dispute over the bazaar following the Supreme Court’s verdict. “I don’t see any reasons why Simta RM raised the border issue even after the apex court declared the ‘bazaar area’ as belonging to Shivalaya RM,” he said.
Simta RM Administrative Officer Janak Hamal, however, claimed the disputed bazaar lies in Simta RM.
A version of this article appears in print on July 20, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.