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Eight UDMF leaders held from border, released

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Cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front staging a sit-in at Dasgaja on the border, in Birgunj, Parsa, on Thursday. Photo: THT

Cadres of United Democratic Madhesi Front staging a sit-in at Dasgaja on the border, in Birgunj, Parsa, on Thursday. Photo: THT

Rautahat, September 24

Security personnel today arrested eight Unified Democratic Madhesi Front cadres from the border areas of Rautahat.

As part of the decision to intensify the ongoing agitation, UDMF leaders and cadres had reached the border area of Gaur with the intention of effecting an embargo.

Later, security personnel intervened and arrested the agitators who had blocked the road linking Gaur to Bairganiya of India by occupying a bridge on the border.

According to Tarai Madhes Democratic Party leader Anil Singh, Federal Socialist Forum Nepal central member Ram Kishor Raya Yadav, its district Vice-chairman Dharmendra Patel, Paspata Yadav, Saraflal Yadav, CPN-Maoist’s Rajesh

Sah, Tarai Madhes Youth Campaign central coordinator Lalit Mallik, Prakash Yadav and Lalan Yadav were arrested.

“As tomorrow is Bakar Eid, we’ve planned to put to rest our embargo programme from 2:00pm tomorrow until tomorrow when the embargo will be back in force 24/7,” said Manoj Sharma, another UDMF leader, who also rued the arrest of their cadres. Rautahat police spokesperson DSP Sudhirraj Shahi clarified that the agitators were picked up from the customs. Police said the detained were released in the evening.

A version of this article appears in print on September 25, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.

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