KATHMANDU: Janakpur is expected to enter normalcy after 5 pm today owing to the government’s decision to grant the Janakpur blast victims as the martyrs.
Janakpur has been reeling under indefinite bandh for past three days, enforced by Mithila State Struggle Committee against Monday’s deadly blast Ramananda Chowk which killed four persons during a sit-in demanding separate Mithila state.
Today’s Cabinet decision to compensate the blast victim’s families and bear the expense of the medical treatment of the injured obliged the Mathila Joint Struggle Committee to withdraw their bandh.
But government is yet to address the demand of the constitutional guarantee of Mithila state.
Mithila State Struggle Committee has been protesting the UCPN-Maoist’s proposal on federalism after it left out Mithila state in its 10-state federal model.
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