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Strike cripples normal life in Nepal


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Kathmandu: Normal life across Nepal was paralysed on Monday as the main opposition party Nepali Congress and its sister organisations called general strike to protest the killing of its youth leader in custody.

Vehicular movements were halted, markets were shut down and factories and educational institutions remained closed in response to the strike. Though the strike was largely peaceful as claimed by the party, half a dozen agitators were detained while enforcing the shut down and three vehicles were damaged in the capital, according to Chief District Officer Ratna Raj Pandey.

The agitators torched a vehicle near the Tribhuvan International Airport, another vehicle was stormed at Chabahil area and a motorcycle was vandalized at Putalisadak in Kathmandu, he said.

“We have detained six persons involved in the vandalism from different parts of the city,” he told PTI. The Tarun Dal and Nepal Students Union, the sister organizations of the party, have organised protest demanding stern action against the culprit involved in the murder of Chitawn District President of Tarun Dal Shiva Poudyal, who was killed in Chitawan prison, according to Nepali Congress Kathmandu district secretary Prachanda Dev Manandhar. (PTI)


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