BHADRAPUR, May 2: The general strike enforced on Wednesday by the Brahman Samaj Nepal has affected life in Jhapa district.
The Samaj has organized the general strike calling for removing the Brahmans from the list of ´others´ in the list of Nepal´s ethnic communities.
The public transport vehicles have stayed off the highway and the branch roads since this morning.
Schools and educational institutions are also closed after the sponsors of the general strike said that the banda would also take effect in educational institutions.
Factories and industries are also closed due to the strike.
Meanwhile in Rajbiraj (Sagarmatha), the district headquarters, Rajbiraj, is shut since this morning due to the banda or shutdown at the call of the Mithila State Joint Struggle Committee.
The local Maithili community has constituted the struggle committee which called for the shutdown in the local town to protest the incident of bomb blast that took place in Janakpur on Monday.
Public transport service, factories, schools and colleges, shops and businesses are closed since the morning due to the general strike.
Similarly, in Chitwan, life in this district has been partially affected due to the Tarai-wide general strike organized by the Tharu National Liberation Front calling for declaring a Tharu autonomous state. However, the general strike has had full impact in Khirahani region in east Chitwan.
Meanwhile, life has become hard in Biratnagar as well due to the East Region-wide general strike enforced today by the joint struggle committee comprising different ethnic and class organizations.
The market, factories and businesses here are closed as a result of the general strike. Public transport service vehicles operating on long and short routes have also stayed off the roads since the morning today.
Schools and colleges are also closed. However, the ongoing higher secondary school final examinations would not be disturbed, it is said. Ambulances, private motorcycles, rickshaws and the Press vehicles are operating.
The joint struggle committee includes the Chhetri Samaj Nepal, the Brahman Samaj Nepal, the Khas Kshetriya Ekata Samaj, the Thakuri Samaj Mahasnagh, Nepal Dasnami Samaj, the Bibhed Mukti Pragatisheel Samaj and the Dalit Janajagaran Sewa Sangh.
Also, the day-long Tarai-wide general strike enforced by the Tharu Struggle Committee has affected life in Dang since this morning.
The committee organised the banda calling for guaranteeing federal units with Tharu identity while federalizing the country in the new constitution.
Public transport vehicles plying on long and short routes from here are not operating. Market, factories, educational institutions and businesses are also closed due to the banda.
The general strike has been organised demanding to declare the region from Chitwan to Kanchanpur in the west as the Tharuhat state while carrying out the state restructuring.