KATHMANDU: The Nepal band called by the 33 dissident political parties led by the CPN Maoist started bomb blasts, clashes with police and torching of vehicles across the nation on Sunday morning.
Cadres affiliated to member parties of the alliance took to roads to block the roads, vandalized vehicles and explosives were recovered from various places. The alliance had called today’s general strike to foil the upcoming Constituent Assembly member elections slated for November 19.
Here are the udpates from across the nation.
Bhaktapur– A public passenger bus ( Na 3 Kha 3711) vandalized and torched.
Pokhara: A taxi and motorcyle vandalized at Zero Kilometer.
Kavre: A bus ferrying passenger attacked with a petrol bomb. No human casualites, bus managed to get away.
Dolakha: Two stationary buses parked near district headquarters vandalized and torched.
Dharan: District Administration Office’s vehicle vandalized and torched.
Kathmandu: Nagarik Newspaper’s vehicle (Ba 4 Cha 4872) vandalized near Bhaat Bhateni store in Koteshwor.
Nepali Army has been mobilized in Kathmandu since morning to maintain peace and security.
Bombs reccovered from multiple places.
Kathmandu: Thapathali chowk, New Baneshwor Chowk, Balkhu, Dhapasi (two bombs), KMC-22 ward office,
Kailali: Geta based food factory
Nuwakot: Ratamate and UCPN Maoist’s district office.
Rasuwa: At Dhunche.
Mahottari: Laxminiya-3 based sub-health post’s premise.
Chitwan: Two bombs blast
Police continues to detain band enforcers:
18 detained in Kathmandu
14 detained in Lalitpur
Police recovers petrol bombs and khukuris from them.
Police forces public transport buses to ply on the street despite protests from owners.
FNCCI has also urged entrepreneurs to defy the call for band.
Though the 33 party alliance had called for ten day general shutdown initially, an emergency meeting of the alliance on Sunday had limited shutdown only to Monday and has announced to halt transportation from tomorrow onwards till November 20.
Though they have said press, human rights, and other emergency vehicles will be allowed to ply on the street, the alliance has denied permission to tourist vehicles for plying on the roads.