Kathmandu: Hundreds of Indian tourists are
facing a tough time in Nepal due to an indefinite general
strike launched by Maoists in a bid to topple the country`s
government, with many of them attempting to cross over to
India on foot.
Many Indian tourists arrived in southern Nepal towns
have returned their home land on foot due to the strike. Most
of them had a tough time due to the ongoing Maoist agitation,
local media reports said.
Meanwhile, agitating Maoist cadres briefly captured
Butawal Municipality building today. Hundreds of Maoist cadres
entered the Municipality building situated in western Nepal
and installed the red flag of the Maoist party, according to
However, after some time with the deployment of
additional police forces the Maoists were removed by using
force, according to the officials.
Meanwhile, a dozen Maoist cadres were injured when
clash took place between the Maoists and cadres of the ruling
alliance who were opposing Maoists agitation.
The Maoists agitation has also affected tourists who
have come to Nepal for holiday making.
Tourists are stranded at different parts of the
country including Kathmandu, Chitawan and Pokhara.
Tourist vehicles were also not allowed to operate
during the strike.
As all the restaurants were closed in Kathmandu
many tourists were having problem as they could not find place
to eat and drink.