Following reports of the death of a Nepali national yesterday at the India-Nepal border, allegedly in a firing incident, the Sashastra Seema Bal has initiated an inquiry on this matter. The Government of Nepal is being requested through diplomatic channels to share post-mortem and forensic reports to facilitate the process.
Indian government has said that the Government of Nepal is being requested through diplomatic channels to share post-mortem and forensic reports to facilitate the process.
Officials of the two bordering districts – Kanchanpur of Nepal and Lakhimpur Khiri of India – have met in the backdrop of the prevailing situation and agreed to maintain peace and order.
Meanwhile, Manjeev Singh Puri (IFS: 1982), presently Ambassador of India to Belgium has been appointed as the Ambassador of India to Nepal. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.
He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.
Meanwhile, a Nepali newspaper reported that the deceased Nepali national has been declared a martyr as tensions between India and Nepal increase. The paper Kathmandupost.ekantipur.com reports:
Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has said the government has declared Govinda Gautam as a martyr. Gautam was killed in an alleged firing by India’s Seema Sashastra Bal (SSB) in Punarbas of Kanchanpur on Thursday.
Along with martyr’s status, the government will provide Rs one million compensation to Gautam’s family and fund the education of his children, said Nidhi while addressing the Legislature-Parliament meeting on Friday.
Minister Nidhi informed the House that innocent Gautam was killed by SSB following a row over the construction of a culvert in Ananda Bazar of Nepali side by locals. He said that the firing by India’s SSB is condemnable.