PHIDIM: The main opposition party UCPN-Maoist cadres continued the bandh in Taplejung and Panchthar while calling one in Ilam on Friday.

They have been demanding martyr status for their deceased cadres Lagamdhoj Limbu, Laxmi Wanem and Rajendra Wanem and proper compensation for the deceased’s families.

They are also seeking free treatment for the other three cadres who were injured in police action in Taplejung on January 4 and the release of 12 cadres who were detained on the same day.

Due to the bandh normal life has been adversely affected in the districts. Transportation, educational institutions and industries remained closed. They have also announced a bandh in Jhapa on Saturday.