Strike affects life in Terai

BHADRAPUR: The normal life in the districts of Terai region is affected today due to a general shutdown called by some dissenting political parties towards the draft of the new constitution.

In Jhapa, vehicles have remained off the road. The vehicles of both long and short routes to and from the district are not plying after the strike.

The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Terai-Madhes Loktantrik Party, Sadbhawana Party and Tarai-Madhes Sadbhawana Party called the general shutdown across the Terai claiming that police used excessive force to control the peaceful agitations in Terai districts on Monday during the public hearings held to collect feedback on the preliminary draft of 'Nepal Constitution, 2072'.

In Biratnagar, normal life has been affected due to the strike called all of a sudden from early this morning. Hundreds of passengers have been stranded as the vehicles could not depart to their destinations.

Similarly, market, academic institutions and industries have also remained closed in Siraha district.

Leader of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Bijay Yadav said that ambulance and vehicles of press and diplomatic missions could ply unhindered.