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Jolt to Indian ‘deals’ ahead of Khurshid’s Nepal visit

A day ahead of Indian external affairs minister Salman Khurshid’s Nepal visit, the country’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered a stay on two deals reportedly signed between the two countries last month. Utpal Parashar reports.

world Updated: Jul 09, 2013 00:29 IST
Utpal Parashar

A day ahead of external affairs minister Salman Khurshid’s Nepal visit, the country’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered a stay on two deals reportedly signed between the two countries last month.

A single judge bench of the court asked the Nepal government not to implement the deals which relate to modernisation of Tribhuwan International Airport at Kathmandu and opening of two immigration check points at Pashupatinagar and Lumbini in the Indo-Nepal border.

Though no official confirmation of the deals has been made by both sides, Nepali media has been reporting that the clauses were part of an agreement signed during last month’s home secretary level talks between both nations held in Kathmandu. In a writ filed, advocate Sri Prasad Pandit had urged the SC to direct the interim election government not to implement the deals.