I heard this news on Kantipur FM yesterday and read more about it on Nepalnews. The Indian border security force aka Seema Surakcha Bal (SSB) is said to have chased away hundreds of Nepali families from their homes. They were living along the Nepal-India border in Dang district of western Nepal. According to the news media, most of the families have no place to go. They are wandering around looking for help.
How did this happen? As usual, the Indian army (SSB in this case) has reportedly moved the border pillars about 35 meters into Nepali land. It has been reported that about 1800 families are now homeless from some 22 different villages in the region. It was shocking to find out that the SSB guards torched Nepali houses and forced them to leave their homes in their own country. Moreover some displaced families have said that the SSB guards assaulted and raped women.
They said they had been facing atrocities from the SSB for some years now. It became so worse this time that they had to leave their homes. The SSB blocked Nepalis from buying in Indian markets and took away theirs, according to the members of the displaced families. The displaced families are now living in tents at Karri community forest in Satbariaya.
This is yet another example of Indian atrocities Nepalis, living in border regions, have been facing. When our leaders for the new government are still busy trying to get their own people in power so they can use the government facilities, drive expensive cars, live in mansions – these people have no place to spend a night. I hope these ministers or the soon-to-be ministers give more importance to this matter. We belong to a small nation, but a great one! We belong to a handful of countries in the world that could not be colonized even by the British. Netajyu haru (नेताज्युहरु), Nepalis are still ready to defend and stand up for their motherland; please don’t get intimidated by these Indian pricks.