Janakpurdham, Nov 4
Intensifying its agitation, the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front today imposed restrictions on the movement of two-wheelers and electric auto rickshaws in the district.
UDMF protesters have also issued a fresh warning against shop-keepers who had been defying their shutdown by operating their businesses.
According to Bajarang Yadav, Dhanusha chairman of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, over a dozen motorbikes had been vandalised in Janakpur today for defying their shutdown.
“Movement of two-wheelers and electric vehicles had lessened the impact of the shutdown. Hence, the front decided to impose restrictions on their movement,” he reasoned.
Meanwhile, Nationalist Madhes Socialist Party’s sister wing Socialist Student Association has given continuity to its agitation in Janakpur today.
Protesting the government’s recent decision to import fuel from China, the agitators held jerry cans in their hands and shouted slogans against major leaders of the present coalition, including Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa and Unified CPN-Maoist chairperson Puspa Kamal Dahal.
The rally started from Ramanand Chowk and passed through various parts of the town before concluding as a corner meeting at Janakchowk.
Speaking on the occasion, the SSA chairperson Gyanendra Jha tagged the present government as a ‘Khas coterie’ and accused it of being indifferent to the plight of Madhesis.
A version of this article appears in print on November 05, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.