The UDMF cadres in Rautahat. Photo by Madan Thakur
RAJBIRAJ/RAUTAHAT, March 7: Cadres of Madhesh-based parties have started demonstration from early morning on Tuesday in all the Madhesh districts as the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has called for general strike in the region on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The UDMF has appealed its cadres to protest against the brutality of the security forces during the mass meeting of CPN-UML, as a part of Mechi-Mahakali Campaign, in Maleth of Saptari. Three people died and 14 others sustained injuries as the police opened the fire to take control over the situation..
In Saptari, the local leaders of the UDMF are sitting on a meeting to decide further protest programs and for making arrangements for the treatment of the injured.
All the markets in Saptari are closed down and there is no vehicular movement in the district.
Meanwhile, Saptari District Court Bar Association and Rajbiraj High Court Bar Association has decided not to shun hearings of court cases except habeas-corpus and other urgent cases after lawyer Digambar Jha sustained injury in the Maleth incident.
In Rautahat, the UDMF cadres are demonstrating in Gaur, Sakhuwa, Jaynagar and Garuda. They have asked all the schools and shops in the area to shut down and there is also no vehicular movement.