Madhes stir losing steam as protesters leave streets

Dhanusa, December 12

The ongoing agitation in Tarai-Madhes against the new constitution that is in fourth months has lost momentum with very few protesters occupying the streets and Nepal’s major border crossings with India.

Furthermore, most bazaars, educational institutions and industries have opened. Daily public life is returning to normal with the resumption of public transport services.

Unlike in the past, the number of the protesters staging sit-ins at various border crossings is dwindling significantly over the past two weeks, while educational institutions, factories and other organisations in various areas of Janakpurar have resumed operation.

A temporary hut set up at Malangawa-Sonbarsa border point in Sarlahi for the protesters to take shelter while staging demonstrations has been removed recently.

The protesters said that they were fed up as the government has refused to meet their demands even as they had been intensifying their protest.

However, some leaders of the agitating Madhes-centric political parties blamed increasing cold and the harvest season for the dwindling number of protesters.