Communist Party cadres clash with police in Nepal

YAN Chairman Mahesh Basnet in a press statement warned of a massive protest against the irregularities.

Updated: Dec 04, 2011, 20:25 PM IST

Kathmandu: Cadres of Nepal Communist Party
on Sunday clashed with the police during a protest demonstration
against Finance Minister Barsha Man Pun at the country`s only
international airport here, leading to injuries to at least a
dozen activists.

Activists of the Youth Association Nepal (YAN), the youth
wing of second largest opposition party CPN-UML, waved black
flags and shouted slogans against Pun in protests against
against alleged misappropriation of funds, according to
eye-witnesses.

At least a dozen cadres of YAN sustained injuries and
half-a-dozen vehicles were damaged as they clashed with the
police at Tribhuvan International Airport.

Some window panes at the airport`s international terminal
were smashed and half a dozen tourist vehicles were damaged
during the clashes between the YAN cadres and the police,
according to police.

The YAN has claimed that Finance Ministry has established
the Self Employment Fund for the unemployed youths. It has
been found to be misappropriated as the fund was being
distributed on the recommendation of the Maoist party, they
alleged.

YAN Chairman Mahesh Basnet in a press statement warned of
a massive protest against the irregularities.

Last week, police detained the YAN cadres for several
hours after they vandalised the Self Employment Fund office in
Kathmandu.

PTI