Another bandh chokes nation; 151 held in Kathmandu Valley
A second consecutive bandh (shutdown) - called by a separate group to protest the preparations to install a Chief Justice-led election government - threw normal life out of gear across Nepal on Thursday.
Police detained 151 bandh enforcers from within the Valley for resorting to vandalism. Though there was less impact of today's bandh enforced by Federal Democratic Alliance which includes Upendra
Yadav-led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum and few other Madhesi fringe parties, main marketplaces still remained closed while very few vehicles are seen on the roads in Kathmandu.
The Federal Democratic Front organised the bandh to protest the four major parties' plan to form election government headed by the Chief Justice. It was called off at 3 pm in the afternoon.
Long route buses and cargo trucks remained off the highways. Schools and colleges and private business were closed in the Kathmandu Valley and other major towns across the country.
Bandh organisers attacked some vehicles including a van carrying medical oxygen at Thapathali, Kathmandu. They also attacked a van (Ko 1 Cha 5028) belonging to Nagarik daily at Mirchaiya,Dhanusa, Police have detained three people over the incident. nepalnews.com