To cope with the continuing violence, various groups have enforced bandhs, or strikes, throughout the region. These strikes can be considered curfews that often last entire days.
A strike on August 27-28 meant people could not open their shops or even drive on the roads. In these situations, it is dangerous for people to leave their homes. Another strike is planned for September 6.
The disruptions affect hundreds of Gospel for Asia-supported missionaries who cannot safely conduct their ministry during a strike. People also suffer when they cannot work or go into town to provide for their families’ needs.