UDMF intensifies agitation in Rautahat
Rautahat, October 27
Cadres of the United Democratic Madhesi Front today erected makeshift tents, and staged sit-ins and demonstrations at various points along the Gaur-Chandranigahapur road section.
UDMF activists erected makeshift tents and held demonstrations at Sukdev Chowk, Shivnagar, Jaynagar, Garuda, Birta, Sakhuwa, Dumriya chowk obstructing vehicular movement.
UDMF activists said they intensified their agitation as smuggling of essential commodities, including petroleum products, to the capital from the Tarai has increased in recent days. Fuel stations across the border have worn a deserted look after the front stepped up protests after the end of Dashain festival.
Rautahat UDMF district coordinator Ramniwash Yadav said they were forced to resort to an unpleasant form of agitation as smuggling of petroleum products, clothes, and food items increased via smaller border checkpoints while their sit-ins and demonstrations were held in major entry points.
Yadav accused the government of turning a deaf ear to their demands.
TMNC stages rally
RAUTAHAT: Tarai Madhes National Campaign, Rautahat, on Tuesday staged demonstration expressing solidarity with the ongoing Madhes agitation.
TMNC cadres took out the rally accusing the government of not being serious towards the demands raised by the agitating Madhes-based parties.
Hundreds of Madhesi youths participated in the demonstration led by the campaign’s district chairman Rabi Yadav. The iron chain rally started from Madhes Kranti Chowk and concluded at Miteri Bridge, Bairganiya.
Lalit Mallik, central coordinator of Tarai Madhes National Youth Campaign, shouted slogans against the government of Nepal and China.