Strike cripples normal life in eastern districts

Nepal Band CPN Maoist Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: The general shutdown enforced by the Sanghiya Limbuwan Rajya Parishad and other Limbuwan ethnic organizations affiliated to the Limbuwan Forum has thrown the normal life out of gear in the nine districts in the eastern region.

The Parishad and other Limbuwan ethnic organizations have enforced the banda calling for the adoption of a fully proportional system in the upcoming Free Students Union elections at all the universities.

Transport services, schools and colleges and markets in all the nine districts of the east are closed due top the banda.

The banda has impacted life in Sankhuwasabha, Terhathum, Dhankuta, Sunsari, Morang, Jhapa, Ilam, Taplejung and Panchthar districts.

Meanwhile, normal life in Koshi hilly districts has been affected today due to the Banda called by the Federal Students Union, Limbuwan, in nine districts east of Arun River.

No long and short route vehicles plied due to the Banda along the Koshi Highway.

The students who have been putting forth demands for fully proportional electoral system in free students union (FSU) elections, called the Banda, as the Tribhuwan University did not listen to their demand.

The Banda threw life out of gear in Dhankuta, Bhojpur, Terathum and Sankhuwasabha districts, where local industries, educational institutions and businesses are closed.

The Limbuwan Students in a communiqué has also announced Banda in nine districts east of Arun on June 6.