Bandh hits life in West

DHANGADHI: Normal life in the Mid and Far Western regions today came to a standstill due to a bandh called by the Bhisma Ekata Parisad demanding restoration of the country as a Hindu state.

The bandh enforcers torched two buses, a tractor, and a motor cycle in Kailali while six vehicles were vandalised in Kanchanpur.

According to the police, the Parisad activists also torched public buses at Bhakanda in Dadheldhura district and at the Masuriya area in Achham along the East-West Highway.

According to eyewitnesses, the masked bandh enforcers emerged out of the jungle and set the bus on fire after taking the passengers out of the vehicle.

According to the Area Police Office, Malakheti, the bandh enforcers torched a bus heading to Dhangadi from Sanphebagar at Attariya-Dadeldhura road section of Bhimdatta Highway at around 5 am. The bus has been completely destroyed in the incident.

The demonstrators set a motorcycle ablaze at Chatakpur of Dhangadi. According to the police, the bandh enforcers also torched a tractor at Khutiya section of East-West Highway.

The district level examination in Kailali of class eight has been postponed due to the bandh. Dhangadi Bazaar was completely shut. No vehicles plied in the district.

Similarly, a group vandalised a bus heading to Mahendranagar from Darchula after the driver failed to provide them a donation of Rs 10,000.