Curfew imposed in western Nepal for third consecutive day

 Curfew continued to remain in force for the third consecutive day on Wednesday in western Nepal where three persons were killed in police firing during protests against a six-province deal in the new constitution.

PTI| Updated: Aug 12, 2015, 23:11 PM IST

Kathmandu: Curfew continued to remain in force for the third consecutive day on Wednesday in western Nepal where three persons were killed in police firing during protests against a six-province deal in the new constitution.

The curfew remained in effect in Surkhet from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, according to officials.

The District Administration Office imposed the curfew with the possibility of demonstrations turning violent, Chief District Officer Baldev Gautam said.

The people in the district have been protesting for the past three days against the six-province model proposed by Nepal's four major political parties in the new constitution.

They have been demanding undivided Mid-West Region while delineating the federal provinces in the new constitution.

Though the Office has enforced the curfew, the protesters have been demonstrating peacefully from early morning.

Markets, educational institutions, government offices and transport services have remained closed due to the agitation.

Three demonstrators were killed at Birendranagar yesterday after police opened fire at them.