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Indo-Nepal border sealed for 72 hours ahead of general elections in Nepal

Following the decision, the people will not be allowed to travel between these two countries from midnight of November 17

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IANS Patna
Ahead of the general election in Nepal, the Indo-Nepal international border will be sealed for the next 72 hours.
The decision was made after a high-level meeting of India and Nepelese officials. Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have long borders with Nepal and the people of both the countries do not required Visa or Passport to cross the borders.
Kamal Bhattarai, Deputy Secretary of Election Commission cum Spokespersons wrote a letter to Home Ministry of India and informed about the same.
Following the decision, the people will not be allowed to travel between these two countries from midnight of November 17. The polling is held on November 20.
In case anyone travels in Nepal through airlines, they have to produce Passport and ticket.
The official said that emergency services including ambulances, water tankers, milk tankers, fire tenders etc are exempted.--IANS
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First Published: Nov 17 2022 | 1:14 PM IST

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