First day of 3-day strike ends at 5 pm
- Vehicular movement resumes
Apr 7, 2015-
Normal life across the country was hit hard on the first day of the three-day general strike enforced by the UCPN (Maoist) led alliance of opposition parties to put pressure on the government to forge consensus on the disputed issues of new constitution.
UCPN (M) Secretary Barshaman Pun and Sanghiya Samajwadi Party General Secretary Rajendra Shrestha announced the end of today’s strike in a corner assembly held at Bijulibazaar, Kathmandu.
Daily life started to limp back to normalcy with the end of strike from 5 pm today. Vehicles have started plying the road and market places have opened. The strike had been enforced from 5 am in the moring.
Tension ensued as the opposition cadres clashed with security personnel at various parts of the country and resorted to arson and vandalism of vehicles.
As many as 46 protestors were arrested and 11 vehicles were reportedly damaged across the country, Nepal Police Spokesperson DIG Kamal Singh Bam said.
In the Capital, Bijulibazaar area remained tense throughout the day where two motorcycles were set on fire. Police had to use tear gas shells to contain the situation there. A large number of security personnel were deployed at the site.
Published: 07-04-2015 18:23
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