YAN paralyses Valley with 4 hour chakkajam for second consecutive day
Normal life in three districts of Kathmandu Valley has been affected due to a chakkajam (vehicular shutdown) enforced by CPN (UML) aligned Youth Association Nepal (YAN) for the second day on Monday.
YAN is imposing the vehicular traffic from 6 am to 10 am in the Valley since Sunday demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai at the earliest to make way for a new national consensus government.
YAN activists were seen demonstrating in the streets of Kathmandu since early morning today owing to which very few public and private vehicles were seen plying on the streets. Due to disruption in vehicular movement, office-goers as well as daily commuters faced difficulty in reaching their destinations.
Similarly, schools, colleges and educational institutions running morning classes in the Valley have also been obstructed due to the four hour long chakkajam.
Although not any case of vandalism and demonstration have been reported so far, large number of police personnel have been mobilised to prevent any untoward incidents during the strike.
Vehicular movement in the Kathmandu Valley came to a grinding halt on Sunday too owing to the transportation strike imposed by YAN. Yan cadres also vandalized seven vehicles at different places in the capital including Kalimati, gongabu, Koteshwor, and New Baneshwor for defying the strike.
YAN, which announced the chhakajam as part of its nationwide agitation programme to topple the current government, says it will carry on with the ongoing protests until Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai steps down. nepalnews.com