Tension across nation as protestors, police clash

KATHMANDU, MAY 20 –

The daily life across the nation was hit hard as the stream of strikes continues on Sunday as well.

Cadres of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) and Indigenous Nationalities Joint Struggle Committee (INJSC) were on the streets since morning ceasing transportation in the valley and across nation. Transportation along with education institutions and industries has come to a complete halt.

The cadres claimed that the structure of the federal states should be on the basis of the proposals presented by State Restructuring Committee and High-level State Restructuring Commission. They also claimed that the states should be named on the basis of ethnicity.

According to NEFIN Chairman Raj Kumar Lekhi many cadres were injured during police interception at Babarmahal and Chabahil in the Capital.

Moreover, some cadres also clashed with the police at Nawalparasi.

Likewise, a clash arose at Prithvi Chowk of Pokhara between protestors and police personnel today. Three people were injured in the clash. Police also detained dozens of NEFIN and INJSC cadres from Prithvi Chowk.

Police had to resort to tear-gas to take the situation under control. Police has taken complete control of the place to avoid any further tension in the area.

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