Tension reins in Humla's Simikot.SIMIKOT (HUMLA), May 9 -- The Humla district Humla district, a part of Karnali zone, is one of the seventy-five districts of Nepal, a landlocked country of South Asia. The district, with Simikot as its district headquarters, covers an area of 5,655 km² and has a population (2001) of 40,595. headquarters, Simikot, is reeling under tension for three days as the UCPN (Maoist) and the ruling Nepali Congress The Nepali Congress is a Nepalese political party. It is led by Girija Prasad Koirala.
The Nepali Congress is a reform-oriented centrist party, has been in continuous operation since it was founded under a slightly different name in 1947. and CPN-UML failed to find an agreement following a series of clashes between their cadres.
An all-party meeting set for Sunday to ease the tension could not be held. Clashes erupted since Friday evening after the NC supporters allegedly thrashed Lokendra Rawat, a Maoist cadre, and inflicted serious injuries on him.
As the Maoist and NC cadres, who came from different parts of the district, are still staying here setting up temporary camps, Simikot is gripped in fear of possible clash.
The Maoists picketed the district administration office today as per party's protest programme. They played traditional Deuda while picketing the office.
Meanwhile, doctors in Nepalgunj have referred a critically injured Rawat to Kathmandu.
He was ferried to Nepalgunj as his treatment was not possible in the District Hospital.
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