Normal life in the Eastern Region has been seriously affected due to a two-day banda called by the Limbuwan Joint Struggle Committee on Thursday.
The banda has been announced in nine districts in the region including Taplejung district.
Vehicular movement has come to a grinding halt and market places, industries and educational institutions have remained closed due to the strike.
The Committee has demanded that the nine districts be federated into a Limbuwan province.
Federal Limbuwan Party, CPN-Maoist, Social Democratic Party as well as other ethnic groups and organisations are in the Joint Struggle Committee.
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