From The Nepali Press
Nepal Samacharpatra, 27 January
FROM ISSUE #181 (30 JAN 2004 - 05 FEB 2004) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Terror has spread in the borders of Morang since the Indian Special Security Bureau (SSB) instructed its security forces to demolish houses within 100m inside the Nepal-India border. Without informing either the Royal Nepali Army or the police, Indian security forces suddenly entered Nepal and threatened locals to leave their homes within a week or face forceful evictions. Although the SSB says they are removing houses only from the Indian side, reports of vandalised houses are coming in. This follows the incident at Sunsari where Indian security forces forcefully demolished Nepali houses and manhandled the locals. India says its action is necessary to reduce cross border crimes and that at least 50 houses will be removed from the border area in Biratnagar. ?They should have at least informed the Nepali security forces before taking action on their own,? says Mohammed Muslim Miya, ward chairman of Biratnagar-22.