ARGHAKHANCHI, Nov 30: An indefinite district-wide general strike has been called in Arghakhanchi district in protest against the government's registration of the constitution amendment bill in parliament, with changes to the province borders.
Various organizations based in the district called for the district-wide shutdown today under the leadership of the Arghakhanchi District Chamber of Commerce and Industry. As per the provision in the constitution amendment bill, Arghakhanchi District has been split and part of it placed under Province No 4. Before this, the district was placed under Province No 5.
The organizations and local political parties are not happy with this decision, District Chamber of Commerce president Krishna Prasad Shrestha said.
All the educational institutions, factories, market and transport are closed since the morning today. College students could be seen returning home after the halt in classes.
CPN-UML district president Chet Narayan Acharya said all the political parties in the district have supported the general strike as the splitting of the district is a matter of concern for all.
Although the banda organizers are not forcing the closure, the businessmen and transport entrepreneurs are voluntarily supporting it, he said. RSS