UDMF cadres stage lathi rally in Birgunj

BIRGUNJ: Cadres of the protesting United Democratic Madhesi Front organised a lathi rally in Birgunj on Wednesday afternoon.

The Front said around 3,000 cadres participated in the rally.

The Front had shut all shops, offices and obstructed roads in the market area in preparation of the demonstration.

The march was organised to protest arrest of some of its cadres on Monday.

Meanwhile, cadres holding a sit-in at the Indo-Nepal border point engaged in a short clash with 'smugglers' on Tuesday night.

The clash erupted after the smugglers tried to clear the obstructions to supply their belongings at around 11 pm yesterday, according to a protester involved in the incident.

The Front said the clash between over two dozen smugglers and around three dozen protesters had ended after the protesters left the place for their safety.