Kathmandu hairdressers protest suspension of their business

Hairdressers of Kathmandu stage a protest demanding the resumption of their businesses, in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Kathmandu, September 15

Hairdressers and operators of hairdressing salons in Kathmandu have staged a demonstrated in the capital on Tuesday morning, demanding the government let them resume their businesses.

While imposing the lockdown in March in its bid to control the coronavirus spread, the government had shut all salons and beauty parlours. After the end of the lockdown, some hairdressers voluntarily had opened their shops, but the government shut them again while imposing a prohibitory order in Kathmandu.

Therefore, a group named Joint Hairdressers Struggle Committee staged a rally from Patan of Lalitpur to Maitighar of Kathmandu this morning, demanding they are allowed to do their businesses across the country.

They also demanded that the government provide them with some relief packages including waivers on bank interests and room rents and life insurance.

Meanwhile, some local traders and vendors staged a similar demonstration in Koteshwor area of Kathmandu this morning, demanding a complete end of the prohibitory order in the valley.

Though the district administration offices of Kathmandu have removed most of the restrictions, some rules of the prohibitory order issued last month are still in effect.

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