Clashes continue in Janakpur over President's visit

JANAKPURDHAM: Protesters affiliated to the United Democratic Madhesi Front clashed with police in various places of Janakpurdham on Wednesday, over the visit of President Bidya Devi Bhandari to the holy town.

Bhandari, amid protests and clashes, briefly visited the Janaki Temple to observe the Vivaha Panchami festival and returned to the Capital.

After the President's departure also, protesters continued demonstrations in front of the historic temple and around.

Police have been using dozens of tear gas shells to disperse the protesting mob.

Earlier, the protesters had also hurled stones at some vehicles escorting the Head of State.


Around 20 protesters sustained injuries in the clashes and they are undergoing treatment at various local health facilities.

The UDMF cadres had staged protests in different parts of Dhanusha district since this morning. They had burned the President’s effigy yesterday.