Morcha resumes protest in Tarai districtsThe supporters of Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of Madhes-based parties, resumed their protest after a week-long Dashain holiday on Sunday
The supporters of Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of Madhes-based parties, resumed their protest after a week-long Dashain holiday on Sunday, demanding revision in state delineation and rights for Madhesi people.
The protesters torched a vehicle belonging to Ramji Sah, chairman of CPN-UML city council, at Bhediyahi VDC in Rautahat district.
Police said the protesters stopped the car (Ba 5 Cha 2288) heading towards Chandranigahapur from Gaur and set it on fire.
In Rajbiraj of Saptari district, the SLMM protesters staged a protest against police accusing the latter of suppressing a peaceful demonstration on Saturday. The protesters claimed that police hit them with sticks to clear the road to escort vehicles from the area.
The SLMM supporters also staged protests in several parts of Biratnagar in Morang district. The demonstrators also vandalised four auto rickshaws at Malaya Road.
In Sarlahi district, the agitating SLMM supporters have forbidden even motorcycles from plying the streets during the banda. Local SLMM leaders said they decided to prohibit motorcycles after finding out that some people were using their two-wheelers to bring petrol from Indian bordering towns so that they could sell it at high rates in Nepal.
A similar ban on motorcycles has also been enforced by the SLMM in Mahottari district.
Meanwhile, the locals from Dhirapur VDC in Mahottari encircled the local police station, demanding that the station should be removed from the area.
In Siraha, the agitating cadres of SLMM torched two motorcycles at Lahan for defying the banda.
Inbound fuel tankers increase from Sunauli
The number of fuel and cargo vehicles entering Nepal through the Bhairahawa-Sunauli border point has increased lately. Ten fuel tankers (five diesel, four petrol tankers and a LP gas bullet) entered Nepal through the border point on Sunday. Twelve LP gas bullets are in line to enter the country. The Indian Oil Corporation depot at Baitalpur, is also refuelling more tankers coming from Nepal. Lately, it has been refuelling 20 tankers per day. Before the Dashain, only five tankers were refilled.