KATHMANDU: Normal life in the Far-western region is getting gradually complicated with the shutdown of the region for the past 16 days.
The agitating Undivided Far-west Civic Committee has decided to continue its strike until the government agrees to fulfill its demand that the region be kept intact while federating the country during the process of state reconstructing.
The government talks-team presented itself irresponsibly at the meeting, so we decided to continue our protest until our demands are addressed,” said Nain Singh Mahar, a representative of the agitators, who is negotiating with the government talks team in Kathmandu.
Meanwhile, the tediously prolonged shutdown has severely crippled the normal life in the region. Far-western locals do not have easy access to daily essential goods as businesses have downed their shutters and the protracted strike has brought with it commuting woes. It has been difficult for mobility as no vehicles are allowed to ply on the road.
Patients are worst hit by the bandh as shortage of medicines is seen in some of the hilly areas of the Far-west.