Friday, January 9, 2015
Nepal - Strike cripples life in eastern Nepal
Kathmandu – Normal life came to a standstill in eastern Nepal due to a strike called by the CPN-Maoist... The CPN-Maoist cadres halted public transport service, closed shops, factories, educational institutes in all major cities and towns of eastern Nepal early morning.
The CPN-Maoist says the strike is to protest against their exclusion from the constitution writing process. The CPN-Maoist did not take part in the second Constituent Assembly (CA) elections held in November 2013.The cadres had also set public vehicles ablaze to disrupt the second CA elections. As the 22 January deadline to promulgate the new constitution nears, the CPN-Maoist has announced protests against the statute drafting.