KATHMANDU: The same bandh enforcers are back again after a week but with the same demand.
Kirat's festive season had actually obliged them to put it off last week.
The Nepal bandh called by the Joint Struggle Committee has not left Kathmandu valley untouched on Thursday.
Academic institutions and business hubs have downed shutters, and vehicular movement is out of gear owing to the bandh announced to maintain national integrity and inter-ethnic harmony, and press for the recognition of Brahmins, Chhetris, Dashnamis and Dalits as indigenous communities in the new statute.
Bandh enforcers are descending on almost major chowks in the city to make it successful.
Commuters have been hit hard as the public vehicles are not plying on the road.
Cabbies and bikers are also driving through the inner streets during the bandh enforced the committee comprising Chhetri Samaj, Brahman Samaj, Thakuri Samaj, Dashnami Samaj, Dalit Janajagaran Sewa Sangh and others.
Agitators are taking out protest rallies from different parts of the Kathmandu valley, including Koteshwor, Gongabu, shouting slogans against ethnic states.
At least 100 night bus passengers have been stranded at Kalanki. They are being escorted to Naya Buspark by police.