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Brahman Samaj enforces band for being termed as ‘others’

JHAPA: The general strike enforced today by the Brahman Samaj Nepal has affected life in Jhapa district. The Samaj has organised the general strike calling for removing the Brahmans from the list of ‘others’ in the list of Nepal’s ethnic communities.

The public transport vehicles have stayed off the highway and the branch roads since the morning. Schools and educational institutions are also closed after the sponsors of the general strike said that the banda would also take effect in educational institutions. Factories and industries are also closed due to the general strike.

Meanwhile in Rajbiraj (Sagarmatha), the district headquarters, Rajbiraj, is shut since the morning today due to the banda or shutdown at the call of the Mithila State Joint Struggle Committee.

The local Maithili community has constituted the struggle committee which called for the shutdown in the local town to protest the incident of bomb blast that took place in Janakpur on Monday.

Public transport service, factories, schools and colleges, shops and businesses are closed since the morning due to the general strike.

Similarly, in Chitwan, life in this district has been partially affected due to the Tarai-wide general strike organized by the Tharu National Liberation Front calling for declaring a Tharu autonomous state. However, the general strike has had full impact in Khirahani region in east Chitwan. RSS

Published Date: Tuesday, May 1st, 2012 | 06:23 PM

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