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Nepal beefs up security ahead of Vijaya Dashami


Press Trust of India Kathmandu
The Nepal Government has deployed over 6,000 police personnel in and around Kathmandu valley in view of the 14-day long Hindu festival Vijaya Dashami starting from Sunday.
Vijaya Dashami, also known as Dashain in Nepal, is a major Hindu festival celebrated to mark the victory of good over evil.
The festival is celebrated to remember Lord Ram's victory over Ravana, marking the triumph of good over evil. The day also marks the culmination of Navratri and Durga Puja.
People offer prayers at temples of Goddess Durga, prepare feasts and fly kites during the festival.
The Nepal government has also deployed ninety three plain clothes police men team led by a Deputy Superintendent of Police as mobile police squad to provide special security for the occasion, police said.
"Besides the mobile security men, around 6,000 regular police personnel have also been deployed for the maintaining law and order," a senior police official said.
The special police teams have been mobilised near banking and financial centres, jewelry shops, Vijaya Dashami market and public transport ticket counters, police said.

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First Published: Sep 27 2019 | 6:55 PM IST

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