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.

PTI



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

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