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Continued band paralyzes life in Western Nepal

KATHMANDU:  A report from Nepalgunj, in the western part of the country said the Tharu community there has enforced a five-day banda in the region from today. This comes to the great dismay of the people there who endured all the difficulties associated with these types of general strikes until Sunday. Various political parties and organizations had imposed the banda in the region until Sunday.

The Tharu Struggle Committee has organized the general strike calling for establishing the Tharuhat Autonomous Province from Chitwan district in the east to Kanchanpur district in the west while federalizing the country.

In the meantime, the Public Health Office, Kanchanpur, has requested the bodies concerned to take the initiatives for ensuring the smooth supply of medicines and unhindered movement of health workers in the Far-west Region which too has been reeling under a crippling general strike since the last 18 days.

The Office expressed its serious concerns that the general strike that is dragging on could lead to a serious condition with the health posts in the region facing acute shortage of essential medicines.

Different organizations are enforcing general strike, some in support of the Undivided Far-west and others opposing it and pitching for establishing the Tharuhat province in the region. RSS

Published Date: Sunday, May 13th, 2012 | 08:36 PM

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