Brahmin, Chettri, et.al bring capital to stand still
KATHMANDU: The indefinite general strike enforced by different ethnic organizations has thrown life out of gear in the Kathmandu Valley since the morning today.
Although private and public transport vehicles could be seen plying intermittently in the morning, they stayed off the roads near about office-time. As a result, the office-goers and students are facing difficulty reaching their destinations.
An officer with the Traffic Police here said only a few motorcycles are operating on the city roads now and the public vehicles have stopped operating towards the late morning, making life for the people difficult.
However, no such untoward incidents have been reported from any parts of the city during the banda until now, he said.
The Joint Struggle Committee comprising 14 different ethnic organizations has enforced an indefinite general strike from today, in protest against ethnic-based federalism and calling for enlisting the Khas, Arya, Kshetri, Brahman and other caste groups in the list of indigenous nationalities in the new constitution.
The struggle committee comprises the Kshetri Samaj Nepal, the Brahman Samaj Nepal, the Thakuri Samaj Rastriya Mahasangh, the Dalit Samaj Sewa Sangh and the Pichhadabarga Mahasangh, among others. RSS