Nepal students protest fuel hike
Last Updated: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 00:10
Kathmandu: A hike in petroleum prices by Nepal's coalition government has sparked protests in the country with youths taking to the streets.

The students union affiliated to major political parties, including the ruling UCPN (Maoist), tired to block traffic on key roads in the capital to protest the move.

The protests comes in the wake of 10 to 15 per cent price hike of various petroleum products and LPG gas by state owned Nepal Oil Corporation yesterday.

The agitating student unions staged demonstrations by burning tires and chanting anti-government slogans outside government colleges in major towns of the country.

Three students were injured during the protests. The students obstructed the vehicular movement at Exhibition Road only to be resumed in the afternoon following the release of five students who rounded up during the demonstrations.

The exam of Bachelor's level second year scheduled to take place at the campus had to be postponed.


First Published: Saturday, January 21, 2012, 00:10

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