Cadres loyal to the hardliner Mohan Baidya faction of the UCPN (Maoist) have padlocked the land revenue offices in a number of mid-western districts on Friday to protest the government's decision to put on hold its previous decision to legalise the land transaction approved by the "people's governments" during the insurgency.
The protesting Maoist cadres barred officials from going inside their offices and placed locks in the entrances of the land revenue offices in Rolpa, Rukum, Salyan and few other districts in their "Magarat State Committee". No land transactions were done today due to the obstruction.
The Maoist hardliners have said they will not allow works in the land revenue offices until the government withdrew yesterday's decision.
The government pledged not to implement the decision to legalise the war-era land transactions amid continuous obstruction of parliamentary proceedings by the opposition parties. The House resumed normal business after the Prime Minister's announcement. nepalnews.com