The Sindhuli district chapter of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) announced an indefinite strike in Sindhuli from Sunday accusing the local administration of failing to provide them security.
According to the organisers, the strike has been called to protest inability of the local administration to establish peace and security. It also demanded that the local administration announce Sinduli 'a banda-free district', where organizing any kinds of strike is prohibited.
Due to the strike, no vehicles were seen plying along the long and short routes. Local markets and educational institutions remained closed. The strike most affected the district headquarters.
The businessmen have demanded that government provide them security to run their business smoothly. FNCCI has said that it will not take back their shutdown strike until the local administration controls the rise in criminal activities and other violent activities in the district which is directly hampering their businesses.
The dispute between two youth groups Saturday had turned district headquarters Sindhulimadi tense. The businessmen have alleged the local administration of being 'a mute spectator' when gangs of miscreants manhandled local traders and residents in Sindhulimadhi on Saturday and forcefully shutdown the market. No one has been arrested in connection to the violence. nepalnews.com