Nepal warns armed groups in ignore call for dialogue

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Kathmandu, Oct 22: Nepal Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam has said that the government will use force if armed groups in the Tarai ignore the government's call for dialogue.

Speaking at an interaction here, Gautam said the government will spare no one in maintaining law and order in the country. Stating that most armed groups in the Tarai are involved in violent activities, Gautam said, "If they keep on ignoring the government's request, the government will take strong action against them." He said the government is committed to end the culture of impunity and will take stern action against those who violate the laws of the country.

"The government is facing problems in curbing violent activities in the Tarai due to the porous border with India," he said.

"Many leaders of violent activities have made India their hideout," he said, adding that, "This has made it difficult for the government to immediately nab them." Kantipur reported.


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