Limbuwan bandh cripples life in eastern region

JHAPA: Claiming that the State Restructuring Committee of the Constituent Assembly had proposed the states to divide the Limbuwan land, Federal Limbuwan State Council - Revolutionary today called a bandh in nine districts east of Arun river.

People in Taplejung, Panchthar, Ilam, Jhapa, Sunsari, Morang, Dhankuta, Sankhuwasabha and Terhathum districts bore the brunt of bandh. In Jhapa, Kakadvitta, Charali, Dhulabari, Birtamod, Bhadrapur and Damak nwere shut down.

Vehicles remained off the road and marketplaces and education institutions were shut throughout the day. In Taplegunj, normal life was affected due to the bandh. Public transport, including buses plying on both long and short routes stayed off the road.