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Strike cripples normal life in Nepal's Terai region

world Updated: Jun 10, 2009 14:10 IST

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Normal life was on June 10 disrupted in the Terai region of eastern Nepal which observed complete shut down called by Maoist activists demanding autonomy for Kirat state.

Markets as well as academic and commercial institutions remained closed while vehicles off the road, disrupting normal lives in six districts of the region.

Districts including Udaypur, Khotang, Bhojpur, Solukhumbu and Okhandhunga witnessed complete closure of vehicular movement causing inconvenience to the commuters. The agitators also vandalised two motorcycles at Gaighat in the morning, police said.

The district headquarters Khaandbaari and other areas like Chainpur and Mintaar were badly hit by the shut down, reports said.

Kirat Rastriya Mukti Morcha (KRMM), a wing of the Unified CPN-Maoist, had yesterday called for a general strike pressing for their demand of separate statehood.