Disqualified PLAs impose bandh; life in Ktm normal

Life across the nation has been affected since Thursday morning (January 5) due to the shutdown called by the former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) combatants– who were declared ‘disqualified’ by the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN).

However, human life in Kathmandu is normal though vehicles plying in the streets are fewer, in comparisons to other days. Educational institutions in the capital have also been brought to a grinding halt.

The former combatants, for being discharged from the cantonments, have announced the shutdown calling for their reinstatement upon the dissatisfaction that the state has dragged them out of the cantonments labeling ‘disqualified’ in an indecent and discriminatory manner.

Protesters have floated various demands such as the removal of tag of ‘disqualified’ labeled to describe them, their proper management, disclosure of fund that came from the United Nations (UN) in the name of combatants, among others.

Meanwhile a suspicious object has been discovered at Main Road Chauraha in Dhangadhi , which is also reeling under the shutdown.

The untrusting object has been found this morning at a place adjacent to the residence of a local Raj Kumar Shrestha, who sells cables.

A bomb disposal squad of Nepal Army has reached the site of incident, sources claimed.

Source: The Himalayan Times

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