Gulmi district remained shut for the 13th consecutive day on Monday due to the protest against the constitution amendment bill proposing the split of Province no 5.
The joint struggle committee has organised a general assembly in the district today to mark the 13th day of the protest.
CPN-UML senior leader Pradeep Gyawali, Nepali Congress (NC) leader Chandra Bhandari, CPN (Maoist Centre) leader Top Bahadur Rayamajhi among other leaders are expected to address the assembly, according to Maoist Centre district in charge Bir Bahadur Karki.
NC district president and coordinator of the joint struggle committee Bhuwan Prasad Shrestha said that further programmes of protest will be decided after today’s assembly.
Protesters had formed a one kilo metre long human chain yesterday as a part of their protest against the amendment bill.
The human chain that was organised at 1pm yesterday stretched through Lakuri Manch, Chidichaur, Old Bank Road, buspark and Balmandir in the district and gheraoed the district administration office, district development office, and district court, among other government offices.
12-12-2016, The Kathmandu Post