3,000 'madhesis' from Nepal take shelter in UP

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Siddharthnagar, Sep 21 (UNI) An estimated 3,000 'madhesis' (Indians living in Nepal) have taken shelter in India, following bloody clashes with maoists in Nepal for the last six days.

Shashastra Seema Bal (SSB) DIG S Bandopadhyay told UNI here today, that 2,000 'madhesis' had taken shelter in Balrampur and 1,000 in Siddharthnagar districts of Uttar Pradesh so far.

Maoists want the 'madhesis' out of the Himalayam kingdom.

The SSB DIG said most 'madhesis' were putting up with their relatives.

However, one camp each had been set up at Balrampur and Siddharthnagar districts for accomodating the rest of them.

Mr Bandopadhyay said following the clashes, high alert had been sounded along the Indo-Nepal international border touching Maharjganj, Siddharthnagar, Balrampur and Shrawasti districts of UP.

Senior officials were camping in the area.


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