Signing an order on Saturday, the Home Minister of the Government of Nepal, Balkrishna Khand, has issued an order to implement the new rules in the entry of Indian citizens into Nepal.
Now Indians will have to show their admit card in Nepal. (Photo Credit: News Nation)
- It is mandatory to show identity card on entering Nepal.
- People from third countries can take advantage of this exemption
- Decision after people caught with fake identity cards
The Government of Nepal has decided to take strict action on the entry of Indian citizens coming to Nepal. Till now, Indians entering Nepal directly by road without any restriction, it has been made mandatory to show identity card on entering Nepal from today. Signing an order on Saturday, the Home Minister of the Government of Nepal, Balkrishna Khand, has issued an order to implement the new rules in the entry of Indian citizens into Nepal. Nepal’s local media Kantipur daily, quoting sources in the Ministry of Home Affairs, has published the news that after the recommendation of the meeting of the Security Council of Nepal, the Home Minister Khand, including the caretaker Prime Minister of Nepal, has signed the decision, in which Indian citizens Identity card has been made mandatory on entering Nepal.
It is being argued on behalf of the Government of Nepal that taking advantage of the open border, citizens of third countries easily enter Nepal, which can pose a threat to Nepal’s security. Recently, 11 Afghan citizens entered Nepal through India. Although he also had an Indian identity card, but it was found in the investigation that all those identity cards were fake. There was a stir in the security agencies of both the countries after receiving fake Aadhar cards from the citizens of Afghanistan. Later investigation revealed that these Afghan nationals had obtained Aadhaar cards from Punjab.
Implementing this decision of the Government of Nepal can be a bit difficult. It is not a big deal to keep or show the identity card for those traveling to Nepal by road, but it is a new thing for the people living in the border area and coming in connection with everyday work or business while crossing the border several times a day. Ordering can be a hassle. This decision has been implemented from Nepal side. Along with this, India has also been requested to implement such a rule through diplomatic channels. Nepal is well aware that implementing this decision alone is not that easy and it is not practical either.
Recently, this topic was also raised in the two-day meeting on India-Nepal security in Bangalore and Nepal jointly took effective steps to prevent cross-border incidents by citizens of any third country by taking advantage of India’s open border. There was also discussion on raising.
First Published : 31 Oct 2021, 02:22:02 PM
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