www.chinaview. cn 2009-06-15 18:
KATHMANDU, June 15 (Xinhua) -- Normal life has been disrupted in Nepali capital Kathmandu and two other districts in the valley on Monday with the bandh called on by Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M) cadres.
Young Communist League (YCL) and other UCPN-M affiliated organizations called on bandh, protesting against the death of Rajendra Phuyal, the Kathmandu district committee member of the UCPN-M party, under mysterious circumstances.
General traffic has come to a halt with UCPN-M cadres staging demonstrations and burning vehicular tires on the roads of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhanktapur district and also vandalized two vehicle belonging to medical and media personnel early Monday morning.
A woman walks past a burning tire and road blocks during a general strike called by Maoists in Kathmandu June 15, 2009. The Nepali capital has remained virtually shut down on Monday with roads empty and shops and businesses closed. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo)