Nepal strikes over six province proposal in draft constitution

By South China Morning Post, 18 August 2015
photo credit: Reuters
photo credit: Reuters
<p>An alliance of smaller parties led by a radical Maoist group shut down Nepal on Monday with a general strike, protesting preparations by major political parties to finalise a draft constitution dividing Nepal into six provinces.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Schools and markets were shuttered, and the streets were mostly empty in Kathmandu and most parts of Nepal.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">Police have arrested 51 strike enforcers involved in allegedly intimidating people to comply with the strike, police spokesman Kamal Singh Bam told Kyodo News.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20.4px;">“The strikers vandalised four vehicles and attempted arson on two other vehicles in Kathmandu but were unsuccessful because of police intervention,” Bam said.&nbsp;</
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