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UPDATED: 17:27, June 27, 2007
Southern Nepal remains closed for the 4th day due to strike
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Life in different parts of southern Tarai plains of Nepal remained crippled for the fourth day due to the general strike, reported the website THT online Wednesday.

The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN-M) called an indefinite strike in Siraha and Saptari Districts, some 190 km southeast of Kathmandu, to protest murder of Young Communist League's Saptari district in-charge Govinda Chaudhary.

YCL cadres vandalized two vehicles in Siraha for defying the strike Tuesday night. They vandalized a jeep, which was returning from a marriage.

All long and short route vehicles stopped operating their services while markets also remained shut in the region. The organizers of the general strike also disrupted the press, ambulance and United Nations (UN) vehicles.

Educational institutions were closed. Passengers of over two dozens of buses remained stranded as these buses were parked along the highway in Siraha district.

Meanwhile, the strike called by the transport entrepreneurs disrupted transport services in Sunsari, some 220 km southeast of Kathmandu.

Markets, educational institutions and offices were closed as the strike organizers vandalized six vehicles. The transport entrepreneurs organized the strike to protest the vandalism of their vehicles.

Likewise, government employees stopped working in Sarlahi, some 100 km south of Kathmandu on Wednesday. They have been agitating since Monday to protest the murder of a staff of the District Development Committee in a bomb blast.

Source: Xinhua

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