Band affects life in eastern and western region
KATHMANDU: Life has become hard in Biratnagar due to the East Region-wide general strike enforced today by the joint struggle committee comprising different ethnic and class organizations.
The market, factories and businesses here are closed as a result of the general strike. Public transport service vehicles operating on long and short routes have also stayed off the roads since the morning today. Schools and colleges are also closed. However, the ongoing higher secondary school final examinations would not be disturbed, it is said. Ambulances, private motorcycles, rickshaws and the Press vehicles are operating.
The joint struggle committee includes the Chhetri Samaj Nepal, the Brahman Samaj Nepal, the Khas Kshetriya Ekata Samaj, the Thakuri Samaj Mahasnagh, Nepal Dasnami Samaj, the Bibhed Mukti Pragatisheel Samaj and the Dalit Janajagaran Sewa Sangh.
Banda paralyses Dang life
The day-long Tarai-wide general strike enforced by the Tharu Struggle Committee has affected life here since the morning today.
The committee organised the banda or shut down calling for guaranteeing federal units with Tharu identity while federalizing the country in the new constitution.
Public transport vehicles plying on long and short routes from here are not operating. Market, factories, educational institutions and businesses are also closed due to the banda.
The general strike has been organised demanding to declare the region from Chitwan to Kanchanpur in the west as the Tharuhat state while carrying out the state restructuring. RSS