Locals occupy no man’s land

Locals occupy no man’s land


Dasgaja serves as a border between Nepal and India.

On the Nepali facet of Dasgaja lies Jamunaha village whereas Rupaidiha is on the opposite facet of the border.

Residents from each nations have been dwelling within the makeshift tents and shanties at Dasgaja space. As a result of presence of shanties there, it has develop into troublesome to determine the border level. Close to Dasgaja is India’s Seema Surakshya Bal camp. On the Nepali facet, there’s an APF publish and there’s additionally a Police Workplace in Jamunaha.

In response to worldwide legislation, nobody can reside on no man’s land. “We have now been dwelling right here for years and nobody has requested us to vacate the place”, mentioned Nasid Sekh of Jamunaha. Inhabitants of Dasgaja dump rubbish on the border space and breed cattle and poultry.

The Indian facet has evacuated the human settlement on its facet to assemble a street. Either side appear to be utilizing the no man’s land. In response to locals, earlier than the border between Nepal and India was demarcated, the Dasgaja space was a single village.

After India gifted Nepal with naya muluk post-Sugauli treaty, Dasgaja was divided into Nepal and India.

Safety forces from each side had vacated the human settlement at Dasgaja space saying it was onerous to determine the Dasgaja border level.

The locals, nonetheless, began utilizing the land from the subsequent day. “The custom is like this. We have now lived in Dasgaja space which works as a safety for the border,” mentioned Chunna Nau on the Indian facet. In response to Nau, folks from each side assist one another throughout emergencies akin to fireplace, flood and different incidents. The people-to folks cooperation has strengthened relations between the 2 peoples and nations, Nau added.

A model of this text seems in print on November 30, 2020 of The Himalayan Occasions.

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