Special security measures being enforced in Kathmandu with 2 protests in the city today

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Kathmandu, November 23

Special security measures have been put in place in Kathmandu Valley today as two separate protests are unfolding.

The UML’s youth wing and businessperson Durga Prasai are leading separate demonstrations in different parts of the city.

In response to the potential for intrusion into the demonstration and the risk of unpleasant incidents, an integrated and specialised security plan has been implemented in Kathmandu valley.

Under the leadership of DIG Lalmani Acharya, the Kathmandu Valley Police Office has established a command centre to coordinate the deployment of security personnel. The command centre includes an officer from the Directorate General of Military Intelligence (DGMI) of the Nepal Army, as well as a team from the Armed Police, Nepal Police, and the National Investigation Department.

Armed security personnel have been deployed at intersections across Kathmandu since the early morning. Additionally, plainclothes security personnel have been stationed at the location where the protestors are gathered.

The UML youth wing is staging their protest in Tinkune, while Prasai’s demonstration is concentrated in the Balkhu area.

Given that these processions follow distinct routes within the Ring Road, heightened vigilance measures have been implemented in Kathmandu valley. Plainclothes security personnel will be embedded within the procession, closely monitoring the events. Additionally, arrangements have been put in place to surveil the procession through CCTV. Drones are also being readied to monitor the Balkhu and Tinkune areas.

Demonstrations today are expected to disrupt traffic management in the valley. The Traffic Police FM has assured continuous updates on road conditions, and some schools reliant on bus transportation have issued notices, opting to close for the day.

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