Kathmandu Jan 17-The government has imposed a ban on public gatherings in the areas within the Ring Road with effect from January 17 to check Maoist infiltration in the protest programmes.
Issuing a press statement on Monday, the Home Ministry has appealed to the seven agitating political parties to call off their mass meeting in the capital slated for January 20 saying there might be infiltration of Maoists in the mass meeting.
The Ministry also asked the agitating political parties to come to the negotiation tableto find an outlet to the present crisis.
The Ministry has also urged people to refrain from participating in such mass meetings.
The Ministry also said that security has been beefed up in the capital to check any untoward incidents and urged people to cooperate with the security check ups.
Main while ,The District Administration Offices of Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts have also imposed curfew from 11:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m. with effect from Monday until further notice.
Same as, The district administration of Morang has imposed overnight curfew in the eastern town of Biratnagar from Monday- probably for the first time in the last five decades.Similarly, local authorities have also imposed curfew in eastern districts of Jhapa, Sunsari, Siraha and Saptari, according to reports.