Kailali District, February 28, 2022: The effect of a general strike called by communist parties including the Netra Bikram Chand-led CPN is being observed partially in Sudurpashchim Province today.
Six parties including Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav)-led Communist Party of Nepal (CPN), and the Mohan Baidya (Kiran)-led CPN (Revolutionary Maoist), Rishi Kattel-led Communist Party of Nepal, Bishwo Bhakta Dulal-led Scientific Socialist Communist Party, Karnajit Budhathoki-led CPN (Maoist Center Socialist) and Chandra Prakash Gajurel led Deshbhakt Janaganatantrik Morcha had declared the strike on Monday rejecting the decision of Parliament to ratify Millennium Challenge Corporation compact.
Public vehicles using long-distance as well as short distance routes have not operated due to the strike in Sudurpashchim Province, causing stress among locals. Meanwhile, minimum numbers of private vehicles were seen on the road.
Partial effect has been observed in the major cities of the Province such as Dhangadhi, Dadheldhura, Mahendranagar, Dipayal.
Security forces have been deployed in main areas in Kailali to avoid any incidents.
Similarly, in Mahendranagar, police have also come into action, baton charging cadres of Biplav-led CPN, leaving two injured.
Youths Dipendra Giri and Harish Aeri, both close to Biplav’s party, were injured in action, Chair of All Nepal Revolutionary-Centre, Birendra Shah informed.
He shared that the two are receiving treatment in Mahakali Hospital.
Spokesperson of District Police Office Kanchanpur, Police Inspector Lal Bahadur Bam said that security measures have been heightened in the area in a bid to avoid any untoward incident.
Source : https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/strike-partially-affects-sudur-pashchim-two-injured-in-clash