KATHMANDU – The District Administration Office, Kathmandu has issued prohibitionary order in the areas around the President’s Office, Sheetal Niwas, and Prime Minister’s residence, Baluwatar.
Issuing the order last night, Kathmandu Chief District Officer, Jeetendra Basnet said the order has prohibited gatherings in groups of more than five persons for protests, procession, sit-in, gherao, hunger strike and assembly.
The order has come into effect on November 21 and will remain in force up to 30 days, Basnet further said. The order has prohibited gatherings in Sheetal Niwas up to Pabitra Workshop towards the east, up to canal through Samakhushi towards the west, up to South-East gate of the National Police Training Academy towards the north and up to mode leading to the Police Hospital in the south.
Likewise, the order has declared the areas from Pabitra Workshop Chowk to Nepal Rastra Bank Chowk towards Baluwatar and from Speaker residence up to 100 meters in the west-south of the road heading to Gairidhara as prohibited zone.
It is noted that gatherings in groups for sit-in and protests in the areas having residence and offices of distinguished persons may break peace and security and disrupt public service delivery, so these areas were declared as prohibited zone.
Earlier, the local administration has issued prohibitionary order in Maitaghar-Baneswor and Pulchowk area of Lalitpur.