Kathmandu, Nov 20: The District Administration Office (DAO),Kathmandu, Nepal has declared the areas stretching from Maitighar to Baneshwor in Kathmandu a Prohibited Area.
Area declared prohibited span from Padmodaya School turn 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 here on Monday, said that the prohibitory order has been issued barring gathering of more than five people and staging protests and demonstrations such as sit-in protest, gherao, meetings and demonstrations in the prohibited area from November 20.
The order is 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 than a group in the same date, same time and place and staging protests programmes among others could spur dispute, fights and confrontations leading to 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.
CPN UML affiliated Youth Association Nepal and Durga Prasai led group was due to organize mass meeting at Maitighar, which was largely taken as hostile. According to security assessment, both parties were ready to clash, and both parties were alleging each other.
Meanwhile Youth Association has decided to organize their program in Tinkune area of Kathmandu and Durga Prasai leg group will organize their program at Ratna Park.