Tilathi incident due to India's failure to implement past agreement: Study teamA team of technicians formed to study the Tilathi incident, where Nepalis and Indians clashed, has viewed that the incident occurred due to failure on India's part to implement a decision taken two years ago.
A team of technicians formed to study the Tilathi incident, where Nepalis and Indians clashed, has viewed that the incident occurred due to failure on India's part to implement a decision taken two years ago.
Immediately after the incident, a bilateral meeting between security officials and local administrators of both the side agreed to immediately halt the construction of levee at Dasgaja area and form a joint team of technicians from Nepal's Department of Water Induced Disaster Prevention and India's Jal Sansadhan Department to probe into the matter.
As a part of its objective, Nepali team of technicians made an onsite inspection of the area on Tuesday.
Team coordinator and the Department's senior divisional engineer Arbind Gupta accused India of not adhering to an agreement forged on March 2014 between Nepal and India at Patna, India. Due to the negligence, both Nepal and India are facing inundation problems, he said.
In 2014, technicians from Nepal and India had forged an agreement to channelise Khado and Jita River from current location where the clash occurred to the Bhaluwahi River in the west.
"Though India agreed to this but it did not pay heed towards its implementation," said Gupta.
People from both Nepal and India clashed when Indian side started constructing damn along the Khado River by transgressing the Dasgaja area (no-man's land) along Nepal-India border across Tilathi of Saptari last Thursday (July 28).