OLDER ARTICLE FROM 24 FEBRUARY 2015! The strike and protest programmes have been withdrawn after an understanding was reached in the meeting of the local political parties and stakeholders.
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Simara protests called off
BARA, FEB 24 – Protests against the government’s move to roll back its decision to set up units of land revenue and survey offices at Simara has been postponed on the tenth day of the agitation on Tuesday.
A press release issued by the protest committee today stated that the protest and strike has been called off for now as different state bodies expressed their commitment to address the protester’s demands through dialogues, keeping in mind the possibility of destruction of properties.
The committee has further decided to send in a delegation to the Office of the Prime Minister for talks.
Vehicular movement is returning to normal at Pathlaiya-Birgunj highway and market place and schools have also started operating after the postponement of the protest.
“On one hand the state has committed to address our demands while on the other hand local police administration has been using violent force, hence we have decided to change the face of our protest,” said committee member Krishna Poudel, “The main highway connecting to the Capital has been affected along with the peace and security, therefore we will begin a struggle to address out demands through pressure and talks.”
Posted on: 2015-02-24 11:05
Simara protest withdrawn
Added At: 2015-02-24 2:12 PM
RASTRIYA SAMACHAR SAMITI (from The Himalayan Times)
BIRGUNJ: The indefinite strike and transportation halt in Bara district has been withdrawn since Tuesday morning. The district was tensed for nine days with the government’s decision of extending the service center from the district headquarters Kalaiya to Simara.
The strike and protest programmes have been withdrawn after an understanding was reached in the meeting of the local political parties and stakeholders.
The government had urged the protesting locals to resolve the problem through dialogue, said Bhola Adhikari, coordinator at the stakeholder committee.
With this decision, transportation service in the district has resumed and the life has turned to normalcy.
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