COVID-19 border restriction affects cross-border marriage culture between Nepal and India

Mohan Chandra Pathak of Tanakpur, a neighbouring Indian town of Uttarakhand, reached Gaddachauki border point in Kanchanpur district at around 7 am on Tuesday with a wedding procession of his brother, Jivan

Nov 21, 2020
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Mohan Chandra Pathak of Tanakpur, a neighbouring Indian town of Uttarakhand, reached Gaddachauki border point in Kanchanpur district at around 7 am on Tuesday with a wedding procession of his brother, Jivan.

The groom’s party of 12 was on their way to the bride’s home in Khopde, Baitadi. However, they got stranded at the border point for about five hours. They were allowed to enter Nepal only after fulfilling health security protocol.

“We arrived here with the recommendation of the District Magistrate. But the Nepali authorities are asking for our PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) reports. Only half of us have our test reports,” Pathak told the Post.

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