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Protests withdrawn in Farwest, relay hunger strike too

KAILALI: The Undivided Far-West People’s Movement Mobilization Committee has postponed the programmes of banda from this morning by changing its protest style.

Organizing a press conference today, the Committee said that the protest programmes were put off in view of the problems faced by the locals due to the continuous strike in the region.

Coordinator of the committee Gopal Deuba said that decision to this effect was taken after three major political parties agreed on not to divide the far-west in the state restructuring.

However, protests for undivided far-west would be continued, he said.
With the postponement of the programmes, markets have been opened in Dhangadhi, Attariya, Tikapur and other areas of the region.

However, strike called by the Tharuhat United Struggle Committee continues in the Tharuhat areas. The Tharu community has demanded the Tharuwan Province in the new constitution by including Kailali, Kanchanpur and other districts of the region.

Relay Hunger Strike Called Off

A relay hunger strike, which was started demanding Undivided Far-West, has been ended today.

Far-Western Awareness Forum had started the relay hunger strike from April 29 at the gate of the District Administration Office, Kanchanpur to protest the draft of the federal states brought by the UCPN-Maoist splitting Kailali and Kanchanpur districts from the Far-West Region.

Chief District Officer Basudev Dahal had broken the relay hunger strike by giving juice to the agitators.

According to Spokesperson of the Forum, Hembabu Lekhak, the hunger strike was called off after three-point agreement was signed between representatives of the Undivided Far-West and the government on Wednesday.

Lekhak warned of launching agitation again if the government and responsible parties were not serious on their demands.

Declaring the end of the relay hunger strike, Lekhak said that a new campaign will be launched at the earliest for the development of the Far-West. RSS

Published Date: Thursday, May 17th, 2012 | 12:00 AM

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