KATHMANDU: Normal life has been thrown out of gear in Janakpur for a fourth consecutive day today due to the indefinite strike enforced by Mithila State Struggle Committee.
Following Monday’s blast at Ramananda Chowk which killed four persons during a sit-in demanding separate Mithila state, the demand for Mithila state is drawing large number of supporters.
Mithila Struggle Committee has organised a two-hour long chakkajam at Dhalkebar road section of the Mahendra Highway from 8 am to 10 am this morning protesting the UCPN-Maoist’s proposal on federalism after it left out Mithila state in its 10-state federal model.
Today’s vehicular shutdown has been organised to protest Monday’s explosion as well, upon demands which include declaration of martyrs to those killed, free treatment to the injured, action against the guilty, constitutional guarantee of Mithila state among others, said a member of the Mithila State Struggle Committee.
While Normalcy was yet to return in Janakpur following the Monday’s blast, an explosion was heard on Wednesday at the same Ramananda Chowk area in Janakpur but according to Dhanusha SP Purusottam Khadel the sound of Wednesday's explosion was just a fire-cracker.