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UDMF cadres clash with police

Himalayan News Service
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Birgunj, November 4

Birgunj remained tense today as well with cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front staging demonstrations and clashing with police personnel in different areas of the city bordering India.

UDMF) cadres and leaders clashed with police personnel at Maisthan, Nagawa, Ghariwarwa, Ghantaghar, and Chhapkaiya today. Local residents were furious with the district administration after Armed Police Force personnel beat up Mihir Kumar Karna of Birgunj and injured him badly yesterday.

Doctors at Narayani Sub Regional Hospital where Karna is undergoing treatment said that he was free from danger, but the anger at police high-handedness did not subside.

More than a dozen people from both the sides of police and UDMF were injured in today’s clashes.

Parsa District Administration Office had lifted the curfew four times giving a gap of two hours to ease the situation till 7:00pm. The DAO, however, clamped the curfew order again at 7:00pm in Birgunj municipal area.

Nepal police personnel had chased away protesters and cleared the Birgunj-Raxaul border point early yesterday morning allowing Indian trucks stranded on the Nepali side to enter India. However, after the Indian vehicles left Nepali territory, the agitators again took the border point under their control.

In the clashes that followed, an Indian citizen was shot dead as a result of which the border was closed.

The agitators, who have been staging a sit-in at the border point, have brought the supply of goods and essentials from India to a grinding halt.

A version of this article appears in print on November 05, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.

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