Maoists forced to withdraw bandh in Nepal

Last Updated: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 15:41

Kathmandu: The Unified CPN-Maoist on Saturday imposed a shutdown in Kathmandu and other major cities of Nepal to protest the arrest of a party cadre accused of murdering a teenage schoolboy.

Though the party had called a day-long general strike, it was forced to cut short the protest after people began defying the bandh.

The bandh was called after the arrest of the UCPN-Maoist cadre was arrested from Kathmandu yesterday in connection with the 2004 murder of 16-year-old Krishna Prasad Adhikari.

Nanda Prasad Adhikary and Ganga Maya, the parents of the murdered boy, are on fast-unto-death for more than a month demanding legal action against the culprits involved in the murder.

The UCPN-Maoist also demanded the cadre be immediately released.

Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has summoned Maoist chief Prachanda for his derogatory remarks against the court while defending the arrested party cadre.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 15:41
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