Bara ? Several families along the southern border are accusing India of encroaching on their land on the pretext of fencing their border poles at Jhitkaiya VDC. The Indian regional office at Adapur gave the Nepalis 22 days to provide proof of their allegation. But when the Raut community went to measure their land, they were harassed and threatened by Indians for not possessing legal papers. Now India is pressurising them to stop farming, even asking them to leave the area permanently. Sadly, the Nepali authorities are quiet on the matter. Despite our constant appeals to the district administration office, it has not sent a single police officer to investigate, says local teacher Shivaji Prasad Jaisawar. More than 40 Nepali families are losing their land, he said.