KATHMANDU: As the talks between agitating Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) and the government didn't occur on Sunday, the bandh enforcers are giving continuity to their bandh today as well.
Commuting on Monday has been a tough task for many office goers.
Sunday’s unpleasant incident of vandalism, intimidation and assault on media men has thrown even cabbies and bikers driving through the inner streets, into a state of intense fear.
Shops and academic institutions have downed their shutters in Kathmandu, and business is not as of usual.
Bandh enforcers since early morning have descended on roads and assembled at main chowks in the Valley to make the second day of their bandh demanding identity-based federalism successful.
If we believe what Chairman of NEFIN Rajkumar Lekhi said, talks with government and demonstrations on roads, will move together even if they sit for talks today.
Refusing the call by Peace and Reconstruction Minister Top Bahadur Rayamajhi to call off their nation-wide strike and come to the talks table, NEFIN’s activist have been saying that they will sit in talks only with Prime Minister.