KATHMANDU: A prohibitory order has been issued in Siraha after the CK Raut-led Janamat Party resorted to strike in the district. The order was imposed from 5 am Tuesday.
District Administration Office (DAO), Siraha, said the prohibitory order would remain in force till 7 pm today and resume from 5 am to 7 pm again on Wednesday. Siraha DAO added the ban was issued to avoid possible untoward incidents in view of the strike led by cadres of the Janamat Party.
Chief District Officer Lal Babu Kawari said the ban would last from 5 am to 7 pm for two days – Tuesday and Wednesday – during which mass gathering is discouraged. However, vehicular movement along the national East-West Highway and Siraha-Choharwa road section would continue, the CDO added.
The Janamat Party has been staging a protest against the arrest of farmers in the district since Sunday. But, police denies that the arrested are farmers.