Cadres of the Nepali Congress today picketed the office of Bhadrapur Municipality, Jhapa, demanding that the Bhadrapur border point with India be reopened immediately.

The border point that had been shut down about 11 months ago to curb the spread of COVID-19 has yet to reopen.

NC Bhadrapur Municipality ward 5 committee chanted slogans at the municipality office and demanded that the border be reopened.

NC cadres also submitted a memorandum to the municipality demanding that the border point should resume operations allowing cross-border movement of people.

NC ward 5 President Rameshchandra Jha handed over the memo to the municipality's administrative officer Homnath Bhattarai. Administrative officer Bhattarai said a municipality meeting decided to ask the government to reopen the border point soon.

A version of this article appears in the print on February 15, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.