Passport Regulations, A.D.1800
Royal order to the Subba of Makwanpur, and the Umras and Thanedars, and Jagat and Bhansar functionaries of Chitlang, Chisapani, Bhimphedi, Hetauda, Bichhakhori, and Parsa.
”Maintain a constant watch on people, high or low, who come from the South, or go there. We hereby promulgate the following regulations regarding whether or not to let them pass.
1. Permit well-known people of four territories to come here without any obstruction.
2. We shall behead you if you let any person, high or low, leave our territories without a valid passport.
3. Detain any Wakil, messenger (halkara), beggers, mendicants, dancers, jugglers, etc. from foreign territories who arrives there, and report the matter to the passport authority (in Kathmandu). Permit only those who are approved after proper scruinity to pass; do not let others come here.
4. Detain any foreigner who arrives there with urgent communications or information form abroad and obtain his oral statements or documents. Refer the matter to us and take action or ordered.
5. In case any seeks to leave our territories with a forged passport, and the forgery is detected, arrest him, and report the matter to us.
6. Do let let any foreigner enter our territories on the oral or written recommendation sent by the any person of our side from abroad.
7. In case any person has opened up an unauthorized track in the areas under your jurisdiction, make such tracks impassable by planting thorny bushes. Arrest any person who travels through such prohibited tracks, and, if necessary, shoot at him with poinsoned arrows.
8. Permit only genuine traders and peddlers of our territories to pass, but not any peon (sipahi) accompanying them.
Tuesday, Magh Badi 4, 1856. (January 1800).
Regmi Research Collection, Vol. 24, pp. 50-52.
The same regulations were promulgated on the same date for the following areas also:-
(1) Sanga, Depcha, Charange, Dolalghat, Dumja, Mulkot, Chainpur, Sailyaghat, Khurkot, pauwa, Sindhuli, Saptari, Mahottari, and Vijayapur.
(2) Khinchet, Devighat, Kalyaritar, Kandrangtar, Chitwan, Belod, Bulcot, Borlang, Arughat, Marsyangdi, and Kali. (3) Betravati, Panchasaya Khola, Listi, Galthe, Irhni, Dolakha, and Lamabagar.
(4) Panauti-Palung region in the south.
(5) Khinchet-Trishuliganga region in the west.
(6) Palanchok, Timal, Pangu, Sangakot, and other areas in the west east
(7) Kuti, Kerung, and the main routes leading to Tibet in the north.
Regmi Research Collection, Vol. 24, pp. 52-54.
Royal order to the amalidar, umra, dware, talap-holders, bitalab-holders, mijhar, and villagers of areas adjoining unauthorized tracks in Dumkharka, Chakalkhani, Bihabar, Phulchoki-Lekh, Godavari, Naldum, Hasidol, Budunchuli, Lapse, Tekar, Sisneri, Kharsu-Lekh, Bhainsekhani, Pakani, Amritpani, Palung, Tistung, and Chhatakot-Lekh.
”Close all unauthorized tracks in your area, and do not let any one travel through them. Orders to this effect had been issued previously also. You have obeyed these instructions well, but have permitted the local villagers to use those tracks. In the future, close those tracts. Dig ditches on elopes in such a way that no one can travel through them. On level lands, plant thorny bushes of various (specified) categories along a 1-kos stretch. Erect fences south of checkpoints, and install traps. Arrest any person who tries to pass surreptitiously, and bring him to the palace. If such person cannot be caught, shoot at him with poisoned arrows. Maintain a constant watch, day and night, and arm yourselves through these prohibited tracks, you shall be hebeaded, or your property shall be consfiscated, accordingly to your caste. The inhabitants of villages situated in areas adjoining the prohibited tracks have been granted exemption from the obligation to provide compulsory labor services (Jhara) for other purposes.”
Tuesday, Magh Badi 4, 1856 (January 1800)
Regmi Research Collection, Vol. 24, pp. 54-56.
The same order was issued on the same date of the following areas also:-
(1) Kiranchok, Pinda, Gajuri, Malekhu, Kandrang, Jagimara, Kalyanchaur, Chisapani, Kabilaspur, Padrang, Kuringhat, Jyamireghat, Benighat, Parebaghat, Gajurighat, Pipalghat, Adamghat, Mahesh-Dobhan, Jhiltung, Budhasing, Taruka, and Indrayani.
(2) Sangakot, Bhimpokhari, Mandipur, Chapalibas, Udayapur, Morang, Jatanpur, Murkubi, Tadwajor, Mudajor, Bharakha, Tinpatan, and Chaudandi.Regmi Research Collection, Vol. 24, pp. 54-57.