UDMF forms human chain of protest

Rajbiraj/Birgunj, October 1

Agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front today formed a long human chain along the Postal Highway in various districts in the plains from Mechi to Mahakali as part of its protest.

UDMF formed a long human chain along the East-West postal highway in Saptari district. Thousands of people participated. Children, elderly, women and youths enthusiastically participated in the programme from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. People had formed the human chain from Koshi Barrage to Balan River, an approximately 60-kilometer long route.

Federal Socialist Forum Nepal’s central vice-chairman Renu Yadav said they had formed the human chain to draw the world’s attention to the issues of Madhes.

Hundreds of people from various parts descended on the Postal Highway in Bara and Parsa. They staged demonstration forming a human chain by joining hands from 1:00 to 2:00pm. Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato said that the event was historical. “The human chain is a symbol of unity and power among Tharus and Madhesi people”, Mahato said. He termed it their third and last movement against the rulers. Mahato claimed that hundreds of thousands of people had participated.

Similarly, agitating UDMF staged a protest along the Postal Highway in Rautahat. The human chain stretched from Sarlahi of Badarhawa VDC, Rautahat to the border of Bara district. Rautahat UDMF Coordinator Babulal Sah said they had formed a human chain as part of their protest. The chain covered approximately 31 km.

Children, women, youths and others coming from rural areas in Rautahat had participated in the chain. Agitating people claimed that even employees from banks and other offices took part. Likewise, agitating people had formed a human chain along the 36 Km Postal Highway in Sarlahi.

Meanwhile, agitators formed a human chain from Kamal Khola to Mahottari’s border Bisbitti in Dhanusha. Women, children, youths and others participated as part of their demonstration. The programme lasted for two hours.

Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Dhanusha Chairman Sesh Narayan Yadav claimed that more than 50,000 people had participated in the demonstration. The chain covered 40 km in Dhanusha. UDMF claimed that government employees, bank staff, industrialists, traders and others participated in the protest.