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Gulmi considers ‘peaceful’ stir
Dec 19, 2016-The political parties in Gulmi, who have been protesting the constitution amendment bill registered by the government at the Parliament Secretariat proposing Province 5 reconfiguration, have decided to change the form of their protest.
Gulmi is shut for the last 19 days while the agitating political parties have been staging demonstrations daily, affecting normal life. But now the major political parties are considering changing the form of protest, the one that is peaceful and less bothersome for the general public.
Bhuwan Prasad Shrestha, who is the coordinator of the committee spearheading
the protest in the district, on Sunday said that they were holding discussion to decide the mode of their protest in the coming days.
The political parties do not want the protest to grow violent and anarchic, he added.
This consideration comes two days after a skirmish broke out between demonstrators and security personnel in Tamghas, the district headquarters, in which 16 people were injured. Whether the change in protest form also means ending the indefinite district shutdown remains unclear.
Civil servants, teachers take to the streets
ARGHAKHANCHI: The civil servants and teachers in Arghakhanchi have joined the protest against the Province 5 split plan. They padlocked the government offices at the district headquarters, Sandhikharka, on Sunday, demanding an undivided Province 5.
Ambulance drivers protest vandalism
BUTWAL: Ambulance drivers in Rupandehi parked their vehicles in front of
the Butwal-based Lumbini Zonal Hospital and the Bhairahawa-based Bhim Hospital on Sunday to protest Saturday’s attack on an ambulance. They demanded action against the attackers and security to the on-duty ambulance drivers. A group of banda enforcers had vandalised an ambulance with a patient onboard. Three suspects have been held in connection to the vandalism, according to police.
Banda called off in Rolpa, Palpa
ROLPA/PALPA: The joint struggle committees, leading the protest against the
constitution amendment bill in Rolpa and Palpa, have called off the banda enforced in the districts effective from Monday. The committees, however, said that they
will continue to organise peaceful demonstrations to press the government to withdraw the bill.
Published: 19-12-2016 07:47