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Life returns to normal in Rupandehi’s Marchawar
Peace was restored in Marchawar area after leaders of various Madhes-based parties and security personnel reached the site on Monday morning and held discussion with the local people
Feb 21, 2017- Life is gradually returning to normalcy in Marchawar, Rupandehi that had remained tense due to sporadic clashes between the supporters of CK Raut, coordinator of the “Independent Madhes” campaign, and security personnel for the past two days.
Peace was restored in Marchawar area after leaders of various Madhes-based parties and security personnel reached the site on Monday morning and held discussion with the local people.
“Situation in Marchawar is normal now. Activists of the Madhesi Morcha have helped administration to maintain peace in the area,” said Superintendent of Police Rabindra Dhanuk. Tarai Madhes Sadbhawana Party Nepal central member Uma Shankar Yadav, Sanghiya Samajbadi Forum Nepal Rupandehi coordinator Mahendra Yadav, among other activists, took initiatives to restore peace in the area.
Marchawar, the village which lies 17km south of Bhairahawa, remained tense on Saturday and Sunday due to the clashes between the Raut’s supporters and security personnel.
Tension ran high on Sunday as the protesters vandalised local police post, demanding unconditional release of the 25 people detained on Saturday. The local administration said the protesters looted an SLR and a teargas propeller in the incident. The SLR was recovered later near the incident site but police have yet to find the teargas propeller. Raut’s supporters staged demonstrations in protest of his arrest from Janakpur, Dhanusha, on February 2. Uma Shankar claimed the situation had turned violent as Armed Police Force resorted to baton charge that left a local school girl injured on Sunday.
Meanwhile, police prepared to file a case against six among those arrested on charges of sedition and organised crime.
Published: 21-02-2017 08:16