DAO Kathmandu extends prohibited zone duration for two more months


February 17, 2024


DAO Kathmandu extends prohibited zone duration for two more months

Maitighar Manadala, a place often occupied by protestors in Kathmandu/File photo.

KATHMANDU: The District Administration Office Kathmandu has extended the prohibition of designated zones in the district for the next two months.

These areas are restricted for hosting any form of protest events, including processions, demonstrations, sit-ins, and gatherings.

Effective today, the major offices of the Executive, Legislature, and Judiciary, the residences of high-ranking office-bearers, the administrative center of the country, and the main arrival routes have been marked as prohibited zones.

The prohibition encompasses the area from the old Pabira Workshop Chowk east of the President’s office to the Samakhushi outlet in the west, extending from the South East Gate of the National Police Training Academy and Police Hospital to the south.

Additionally, the road from the Prime Minister’s Residence in Baluwatar through to the Russian Embassy and Italia Chowk, the road from the Speaker’s Residence to Gairidhara to the west, Lazimpat from the Chief Justice’s Residence, 100 meters eastward from Rastra Bank Chowk, and 50 meters south of Italia Chowk are also designated as prohibited zones.

“As per the recommendations of the District Security Committee, Kathmandu, and in accordance with section 6 of the Local Administration Act, 2028 BS, the gathering of more than five people for processions, demonstrations, sit-ins, strikes, and hunger strikes is prohibited in the designated zones for a maximum of two months starting February 17,” states the announcement issued by the DAO, Kathmandu.