Nepal Govt. to deploy more forces on highways in Terai region

Birgunj, Nov. 27 (ANI): The Nepal Government has order deployment of more police as well as paramilitary forces to prevent obstruction on its highways to ensure the flow of supplies.

The Ministry of Home Affairs of Nepal has asked the forces to take all possible action against the Madhesi agitators on the highways in Terai to ensure that there is no obstruction on the highways.

“Strict directives have been given to ensure that the roads are open. If protesters obstruct the highways, security agencies will use strong force,” the Nepalese media quoted Home Ministry spokesperson Laxmi Prasad Dhakal as saying.

As reported by the local media, the ministry has asked the Nepal Police, Armed Police Force (APF) and National Investigation Department to deploy additional personnel along the highways and ‘use maximum force if the situation demands’.

The Communist Government has specified Sunsari, Siraha, Saptari, Dhanusha, Mahottari, Sarlahi, Rautahat, Bara and Parsa districts of the Terai region as ‘highly sensitive’ areas.

Sources from the Home Affairs Ministry said around 12,000 Nepal Police forces and as many APF personnel have been deployed to guard in these districts.

“We have conducted assessments and the reserve force will be deployed as needed,” reported the Nepalese media quoting the Deputy Inspector General of Police Kamal Singh Bam, who is also the spokesperson for Nepal Police. (ANI)

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