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Prohibited Area declared from Maitighar to Baneshwor

November 21, Kathmandu: The District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu has declared the areas stretching from Maitighar to Baneshwor in Kathmandu a Prohibited Area.

The area declared prohibited spans from Padmodaya School to Singha Durbar West Gate, from Supreme Court to all around Maitighar Mandala, from Maitighar Mandala to Babarmahal and from Bijuli Bazar to New Baneshwor Chowk.

The Office, issuing a press statement on Monday, said that the prohibitory order had been issued barring gathering of more than five people and staging protests and demonstrations such as sit-in protests, gherao, meetings and demonstrations in the prohibited area from November 20.

The order has been effective for 30 days since the enforcement, according to the DAO, Kathmandu.

Chief District Officer (CDO) of Kathmandu, Jitendra Basnet, said that the prohibited area was declared in view of security concerns as he asserted that the mass gathering at these places from one or more groups on the same date, same time and place could spur dispute, fights and confrontations leading to a breach in peace and order.

The DAO, Kathmandu took the decision to this effect to ensure smooth operation of the public service providers in the prohibited area, to protect and secure public properties and to prevent negative impact on the ambulances, fire brigade and public transportation system in those areas, CDO Basnet said. RSS


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