Gulmi shut down demanding end of load-shedding in the district
Normal life in Gulmi was partially affected on Thursday due to a bandh (shutdown strike) imposed by the people in the district organising protests and demonstrations demanding that Gulmi be declared “load-shedding free”.
Shops and businesses in the main market centers of the district headquarters Tamghas including small factories in the district remained closed while vehicles, operating within the district as well long-distance ones, stayed off the road fearing vandalism and attacks from bandh organisers.
Surprisingly, however, educational institutions have not been affected by the bandh as schools and colleges remained open today,
The bandh was called against what the protestors called “extreme police highhadeness” during the demonstration they organised against long hours of load-shedding in the district Wednesday.
The protestors say that since Gulmi bears negative environmental impact from the Kali Gandaki A Hydroelectricity Project, the district must be declared “load-shedding free zone” as a matter of compensation. Nepalnews.com