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Authorities caught unawares of protests despite calls for allowing the Machhindranath chariot festival

The rituals will now start Friday without the chariot and authorities have declared a curfew within the Ring Road in Lalitpur district from 4am to 10pm as precautionary measures. Authorities caught unawares of protests despite calls for allowing the Machhindranath chariot festival
People defy the Covid-19 prohibitory orders and gather in Pulchowk, Lalitpur, to pull the Rato Machhindranath chariot on Thursday. Clashes between the police and the people ensued and police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse the crowds. Hemanta Shrestha/TKP
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Shashwat Pant
Published at : September 4, 2020
Updated at : September 4, 2020 07:52
Lalitpur

Shashwat Pant

Shashwat Pant is culture and arts reporter for The Kathmandu Post.


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