Locals start night patrolling

Himalayan News Service

Bara, July 1:

Locals of Dumarwana VDC, Bara, have started night patrolling to curb criminal activities. Every night, locals impose curfew and security groups patrol local areas. Kishor Sharma, coordinator of the newly-established security committee, said they took this initiative after the government failed to provide security. Sharma hopes that night curfew and subsequent patrolling would curb criminal activities. It may be noted here that eight houses were looted in a night last week. According to Sharma, a meeting of around 2000 villagers formed a 13-member main committee and a sub-committee. The security sub-committee has 200 members, including 30 women. Sharma says that this type of civil security patrol is the first of its kind in the country. He added that the security committee patrols the streets of Hattisar tole from 9 pm to 4 am everyday. Curfew is imposed at Dumarwana from 10 pm to 4 am. According to the new rule, shops should be closed down by 8:30 pm and sale of alcoholic drinks is prohibited at night.