HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
ILAM: Life across the nation was partially affected today on the first day of the three-day bandh called by the Rastriya Janamukti Party demanding federal state on the basis of ethnic identity.
The party said it resorted to the bandh as the agreement reached between the government and the indigenous people was not implemented.
Though there was no presence of bandh enforcers in Ilam, no vehicles of long and short route plied in the district today.
Similarly vehicles remained off road in Phidim. A report from Tanahun said life in the district was adversely affected as no vehicles plied due to the bandh.
Market places, industries, schools remained shut in the business hubs of the district such as Damauli, Dumre, and Abukhaeini.
In Dhading, the district headquarters Dhadingbesi remained partly closed in the morning. Shops opened in later in theafternoon and vehicles were seen plying.
Likewise, in the Bara district, only few vehicles plied along Pathalaiya-Nijgadh road section. However, there was no effect of bandh in the Kalaiya.
In Chitwan, market places remained shut while vehilces remained out of gear in the district owing to the bandh today.
Meanwhile, police arrested 25 bandh enforcers from the main bazaar area of Chitwan.
Police released them in the evening.