Arghakhanchi people resume banda as their demands fall on deaf ears

Published On: December 10, 2016 01:12 PM NPT By: Arjun Bhushal

ARGHAKHANCHI, Dec 10: The Joint Struggle Committee, Arghakhanchi, an alliance formed to protest the constitution amendment bill that proposes to transfer five hill districts from Province 5, has resumed banda in the district yet again.

Organizing a press conference this morning, the joint struggle committee has said that the banda will continue on December 10 and 11.

Youths are holding a whistle rally today while women will hit the streets tomorrow displaying utensils as part of pressure on the government against the proposed bill.

Similarly, the strike will be withdrawn for three days (12, 13 and 14) due to Dewali festival before it resumes December 15 and will continue until 21, Bishnu Khanal Muskan, Nepali Congress District Party Office, Arghakhanchi President told Republica Online.

According to the protest programs, the committee will launch a torch rally on December 13.

Since November 29, Province 5 people are up in arms after the government registered the constitution amendment bill in Parliament that proposes to split five hill districts from the Province.


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