Nepal-India border stand-off enters fourth day

Blockades by groups opposed to Nepal’s new constitution have closed the border between India and Nepal for the fourth day, creating shortages of fuel and other essentials in parts of the country.

The border between India and Nepal remains closed for a fourth day.

The border between India and Nepal remains closed for a fourth day. Image by Lev Yakupov / CC BY-SA 2.0

At Birganj, the country’s busiest freight crossing, only eight trucks were able to make it across the border today, with perishable cargoes of fish and other produce left baking in long queues on both sides of the border. The demonstrations have turned violent at times, with bricks being hurled at police and baton charges at protesters. Read more: thehimalayantimes.com 

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