Maoist ex-fighters bandh hits life hard

BUTWAL: Life here has been partially affected due to nationwide shutdown enforced by disqualified ex-combatants of the Unified CPN-Maoist from Monday citing government’s apathy to their demands.

It was agreed to address the demands of ex-combatants within a week while holding talks between representatives of Disqualified Combatants Central Struggle Committee and Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction on last January 5.

Despite this the government did not heed their demands causing them to launch struggle programme including shutdown for indefinite period, informed the organizer.

Public transport has been completely brought to a grinding halt while private vehicles are seen very limited due to general strike.

Likewise, the market, factories and educational institutions have been partially affected. Security arrangement in the area has been beefed up so as to check any untoward incidents.

The agitating ex-fighters said that they would not sit for talks in coming days till the government took concrete decision through Cabinet on their demands and they would strongly retaliate the government from underground if suppression was meted out against their agitation.

Hetauda: Ex-fighters group has enforced shutdown demanding equal economic package that the combatants in the camp are entitled to.

Long and short-route vehicles to and from Hetauda have been completely halted while local market is entirely closed. Normal life here has been affected and industrial corridor and other organisations were shut.

 

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