chetak wrote:If the nepal route to India is as simple as these pakis claim that it is, it simply means that there already may be tens of thousands of pakis already in India.
Something is very fishy here.
Why is foolish India having open borders with all and sundry two bit countries who are openly inimical towards us??
India and Nepal have a porous border and citizens of both the countries don't need a passport or a visa to cross the border. There are millions of Nepalis who work in India, and there are many Indians who have their business interests in Nepal. The general border area population on both the sides suffer from acute poverty (although their situation is now beginning to improve), and it is pretty common for the locals to cross the border (they can literally walk on foot) for buying goods that are cheaper on the other side. For example items of daily usage like salt is cheaper in India while Nepal is flooded with cheap Chinese products.
Owing to thousand of years of historical ties, marriages between people from both the sides is also very common. It is worth mentioning that Janakpur, the capital of King Janak whose name is mentioned in the holy epic Ramayana happens to be in Nepal, while the place (Sitamarhi) where his plough struck the pot which had goddess Sita; is in India. The people living on the border area in Nepal side are known as 'Madhesis' and unlike their 'Pahari' countrymen, some of whom have become sympathetic towards China owing to Maoist indoctrination, are still very friendly and loyal towards India.
Pakistan has been using the Nepal route to send terrorists to India every now and then. However, owing to several problems such as Nepal's strong ties with India, problem in smuggling automatic weapons etc., it is not their preferred route. What is a matter of great concern though is the fake currency racket run by ISI in both Nepal and India, and also the mushrooming of mosques and madarsas in the border areas. If not nipped in the bud, they would definitely turn out to be the thorn in our flesh sometime in future.