HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Valley got no respite from the spectre of bandh today, as the Youth Federation Nepal continued with its four-hour strike in the morning to press Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai to step down.
Today, bandh enforcers vandalised four vehicles in different places, police said, adding that they have arrested three people for a probe. The morning strike hit students of Plus Two institutions and colleges, vegetable sellers and government officials, among others, hard. The morning strike caused traffic congestion in different parts of Kathmandu.
YFN has already announced four-hour Nepal bandh starting 6 am on Tuesday and Wednesday starting 6am. Though some schools have changed school hours in view of the strike, hours-long traffic congestion have prevented smooth movement of buses carrying schoolchildren.
Meanwhile, 16 youth and student organisations aligned with opposition parties have expressed their solidarity to YFN-organised protests.
Nine student unions have made public their third-stage programmes against the government. As part of the protests, agitated students will enforce hourlong demonstration at chowks close to public campuses and bar government vehicles from the road during tomorrow’ demonstrations. They will stage demonstrations at District Education Offices at 11am on Wednesday.