KATHMANDU: Normal life in the Terai districts has been brought to halt due to a day-long bandh enforced by Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) on Tuesday.
The Federation called the bandh demanding the government to take their concerns of ethnic identity-based federalism into account while promulgating a new statute.
No vehicles are plying on the roads of Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Saptari and Siraha, but markets and industries have remained open in most of the districts, sources confirmed.
Earlier, indigenous nationalities had submitted the memorandum to the top leaders of the UCPN-Maoist, the Nepali Congress, the CPN-UML,as a bid to generate pressure on the political parties in order to finalise the constitution, and to press for inclusion of the rights of indigenous peoples.
Meanwhile police have arrested four bandh enforcers keeping in view to curb untoward incident during bandh , said District Police Office Morang.