SAGAR SURAJ @BNM
MOTIHARI: Amidst ongoing tussle between India and Nepal over a new map of Nepal which includes some parts of Indian territories in Uttrakhand- an Indian state clinging to tri-junction of China-Nepal and India, the burial of two bodies including an 8 year old child of Covid-19 positive near no- men’s land in Birgunj town –the south Nepal got aggravated on Tuesday after East Champaran district magistrate Kapil Shirshat Ahok ordered inquiry in to the matter.
Few days ago, Nepali police buried bodies of covid-19 patients in the flank of Birgunj- Raxaul main road near no-Men’s land ignoring strong protests by Sashstra Seema Bal (SSB). The incident caused havoc in bordering villages.
The burial site is located near Raxaul’s ‘friendship bridge’ delineating India and Nepal terrotories. The citizens of Raxaul- a Bihar bordering town in east champaran district registered their protests against the Nepali administration after these controversial burials by Nepal administration on Saturday.
At the time of burial, being intimated by locals, Sub-divisional magistrate of Raxaul with other security forces made their protest over burial near bank of Sarisawa river of Raxaul but the Nepal authorities ignored them and forcefully buried all the covid -19 bodies.
DM of East Champaran has taken up it seriously and asked the SDM of Raxaul to submit a detail inquiry report in this incident within 24 hours. Arati, SDM of Raxaul has constituted a committee comprising BDO, CO and SHO of Raxaul as members for spot inquiry where the bodies were disposed off and PPE kits were burnt by them amid protests of Raxaul officers.
The district administration is supposed to send the reports to home ministry to government of India. Tension has refused to die down in East Champaran and Sitamarhi districts along Indo-Nepal border for the last 7 days. The SSB personnel’s has been alerted on this border to maintain peace and check the movement near border. Few days ago, SSB personnel’s were misbehaved by Nepali nationals near Balua village in Kundwachainpur border in east Champaran district when Nepalese were stopped to enter in indian territory during lock down. SSB officers averted the a major clash.
Given the same situation in Sitamarhi Nepal border, Nepali police opened fire killing a farmer and injuring two others Indians.