Four-day shutdown declared in Rolpa and Pyuthan against splitting of Province No 5

Published On: December 15, 2016 11:34 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

ROLPA, Dec 15: The Rolpa-Pyuthan Joint Struggle Committee has announced a four-day general shutdown of Rolpa and Putyhan districts effective from today in protest of registration of constitution amendment bill to split Province No 5. 

The meeting of the Committee convened at Bhringu in Pyuthan on Wednesday took the decision to this effect, according to Committee's Rolpa Coordinator Amar Singh Pun Magar who is also President of the Nepali Congress Rolpa Chapter. 

The constitution amendment bill registered at the Legislature-Parliament on November 29 has proposed separating the mountainous districts as Palpa, Arghakhachi, Gulmi Rolpa and Pyuthan among others from Province no 5 to 4. 

The Committee argued that the Province No 5, which earlier constituted hilly and mountainous districts rich in natural resources and cultural heritage, should not be split from the Province No 5. 

Magar said that general shutdown was declared in an effort to launch a stern protest against the government's cavalier attitude towards their concern. 

He shared that a peaceful goodwill rally will be taken out at day to maintain the communal harmony in Rolpa and Pyuthan. 

With the declaration of general shutdown, the markets, hotels, industries and educational institutions have remained shut in Rolpa and Pyuthan since the morning. RSS 

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