Kathmandu : The countrywide bandh (general strike) called by the Netra Bikram Chand –led CPN (Maoist) has affected normal life in the capital. It is said the bandh has been announced by the CPN (Maoist) calling for ensuring food security.
Only a few public transport vehicles are seen plying the capital’s roads. However, vehicles with private number plates are operating more in numbers. Shops and businesses are mostly closed.
Schools, colleges and educational institutes are also closed. Although there is no significant presence of the bandh-enforcers on the streets, the bandh has taken hold.
76 bandh-enforcers arrested
Meanwhile, police has arrested 76 bandh-enforcers from various places of Kathmandu in connection to the general strike. Superintendent of Police Pradyumna Karki, the spokesman of the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu said the arrests were made in Kalanki, Koteshwar, Maharajgunj and Chabahil among places.
Police have been instantly arresting the bandh-enforcers the moment they are seen on the streets.