Nepal’s UDMF confirms to end blockade

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Kathmandu, Feb.8 (ANI): Nepal’s agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front has decided to end the blockade three days after obstructions at the Birgunj-Raxaul Nepal-India border point were removed.

Top leaders of the UDMF constituents reportedly held a meeting in Kathmandu today and decided to postpone the four-and-half-month border blockade, general shutdown and obstructions at government offices.

The UDMF, however, was under immense pressure to end the blockade not only from members of the public, but also from their own leaders and cadres, reports The Himalayan Times.

The agitating alliance has decided to continue other forms of protest besides the blockade and shutdown.

It has also decided to join hands with other parties and alliances to intensify the protests.

The UDMF has announced only three protest programmes including a torch rally, a lathi rally and a people’s vote collection campaign in district headquarters.(ANI)

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