Sirsiya locals launch 12-hour protest

Published On: January 6, 2020 02:12 PM NPT By: RSS

BIRGUNJ, Jan 6: Locals of Sirsiya, Birgunj Metropolitan City-25, have started a 12-hour movement, calling for managing them a settlement with the required infrastructures. The entry of containers and vehicles from the Integrated Check Point (ICP) has been affected due to this movement.

Sirsiya is located in the middle of the Inland Container Depot and the ICP. The locals here have begun a 12-hour agitation daily, said Ambika Prasad Kurmi, president of the struggle committee. The demonstrators have obstructed the vehicular movement organizing a peaceful demonstration and lighting fire on the road, Police Inspector at the Armed Police Force's Border Outpost Aalaun, Rabi Thapa, said.

The protesters have been calling for suitable compensation for the 62 bighas land which the government had mortgaged since the last three years for the expansion of the inland container depot (ICD). Sirsiya locals have been demonstrating in front of the ICD since the morning today lighting fire at various places including Chandal Chowk.

The vehicles have not been allowed on the road due to the demo. The locals have been demanding the development of a systematic settlement with the required physical infrastructures after their settlement is relocated to make space for the ICD and proper compensation for their land. The locals started the 12-hour demo since Sunday.

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