Vehicular movements resume in Chitwan as bandh called off
Vehicular movements resumed in Chitwan after CPM-UML aligned Youth Association Nepal and Nepali Congress-aligned Nepal Tarun Dal called off bandh (shutdown strike) Friday morning.
The youth wings of opposition parties had enforced an indefinite Chitwan bandh from Thursday noon following police intervention in YAN's demonstration. Police had resorted to button charge at YAN cadres while they were waving black flags at Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai.
Around half -a dozen- demonstrators including YAN Foregn Affairs Department member Suraj Tiwari were hurt in the incident.
"We decided to call off bandh for the convenience of people as they are celebrating Father's Day," said YAN central member Prakash Dhungana. Following the withdrawal of bandh, vehicular movements started in the district after 10.00 am.
As part of the protest programmes to exert pressure on PM Bhattarai to step down, youth wings of various political parties including UML and Nepali Congress have been waving black flags at him in the public place. nepalnews.com