Strike brings life to grinding halt in Saptari

SAPTARI: Normal life in the district has been adversely affected due to strike called by various dissenting political parties on Tuesday.

The strike was enforced by the cadres of various Madhesh-centric parties in protest of what they called police suppression and manhandling in the agitation staged by them yesterday, the first day of the public feedback collection day.

The cadres have brought the vehicular movement to a grinding halt in the district.

They have been gathering in various places of the district and chanting slogans against the police's intervention over their protest.

Educational institutes, markets, shops and factories among others have remained closed due to the strike.

Similarly, various Madhesi leaders and cadres of the Madhes-centric parties disrupted the traffic movement by obstructing the highway in Bhardaha, Rupani and Bishanpurchowk in Kalyanpur in the district, according to Shailendra Prasad Shah, Central Member of the Sanghiya Samajwadi Forum-Nepal.

Hundreds of buses travelling to and from other destinations via the district have been stranded.

Although the strike has affected the regular life of the people, no unfavorable incidents have taken place in the district, according to the District Police Office, Saptari.

To avoid the untoward activities during the strike, security personnel have been deployed at various places of the district.