In Kailali authorities clamped a curfew from 6:00 pm today to 8:00 am tomorrow in Tikapur area.
Earlier, a prohibitory order was put in place in view of a possible clash between supporters of the intact far-west campaign and Tharuhat cadres, a day after a clash between them in Durgauli and Tikapur yesterday. The order was in force for 11 hours up to 5:00 pm today in areas east of Karnali River, Manuwa VDC in the west, Dhansinghpur VDC in the south and Patharaiya VDC in the north. Prior to this, the administration has clamped a nine-hour curfew till 6:00 am today.
Meanwhile, UDMF cadres in Saptari torched two cargo trucks and vandalised a bus on the Bhardaha-Portaha road section for defying the bandh today. Fourteen passengers were injured when the driver lost control of the bus that was heading to Biratnagar of Morang when bandh enforcers started pelting stones.
Five of the injured are being treated at the Rajbiraj-based Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital. “The rest were treated at local clinics,” said the DSP.
Elsewhere in Rautahat, front cadres prevented vehicular movement on the Gaur-Chandranigahapur road section from early morning today, by burning tyres on the road.
Similarly, UDMF cadres also burnt the effigies of Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Home Minister Bamdev Gautam protesting the decision to annex Parsa’s Thori in Province 3. Districts such as Siraha, Dhanusha, Sarlahi, Bara and Parsa also were affected.