Strike in Nepali capital cripples life
NEPAL: People’s life in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu Valley was affected
by general strike and shutdown on Monday. The strike was called by
Rastriya Prajatantra Party Nepal (RPP- N) as part of its agitation
demanding timely promulgation of constitution, referendum on some key
issues like republicanism, secularism and federalism.
* Strike demanding timely
promulgation of constitution, referendum on some key issues
* Party workers chanting
slogans to declare the country a Hindu Kingdom and
restoration of monarchy.
People’s life in the valley were affected by the strike. Local shops,
private offices, industries, factories, education institutions,
transportation all came to a halt due to the strike. Few cars could be
seen on the road.
The party workers were staging demonstrations at major thoroughfares
in the capital, chanting slogans to declare the country a Hindu Kingdom
and the restoration of monarchy.
Security was beefed up in the capital and various security personnel
were deployed at the various places in the city.
The strike ended peacefully without any reports of violence. However,
many party workers of RPP-N were arrested and released later.
Kathmandu, Tuesday, Xinhua