The indefinite general strike called by the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) disrupted normal life in Saptari district on March 8 as well with effective shutdown of transportation, factories, industries and educational institutes.
Long route and short routes were completely stopped except two wheelers. The regular life of the people has been affected largely.
The Front cadres enforced the shutdown of marketplaces in Saptari’s district headquarters of Rajbiraj taking out demonstrations from early morning hours and chanting slogans against government and local administrations.
Familiar politicians fled from Rajbiraj as United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) cadre started throwing stones at houses stating to boycott CPN-UML supporters.
United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) announced indefinite strike against the death of 3 Front Cadre on March 6. The situation worsened after the death of Birendra Mehata, 38 of Maleth VDC-2 on March 8 while undergoing treatment.
Saptari United Democratic Madhesi Front cadre vandalized Election Commissioner Dr. Ayodhi Prasad Yadav’s house located in Rajbiraj Municipality -9, National Planning Commission, former member Prof. Dr. Kamananda Dev’s Little Flower secondary school and legislature parliament of women, children, senior citizens and Contact Office of Social Welfare Committee chairman Ranju Jha on March 8.
Madhesi Cadre staged a motorcycle rally throwing stones at Yadav’s house and shattered glasses of Dev’s School. They vandalized the contact office of MP Jha located at Rajdevi Chowk and burned the official documents.
Front cadres vandalized the CPN (UML) central member Suman Raj Pyakurel’s house burning the furniture of the house in street.
Similarly, the cadres burned the flag of Rajbiraj Municipality -5 Madan Nagar- based UML district party office and the board and glasses of district election office have been destroyed.
Manohar Kumar Pokharel