26 November 2009

Mass Strike in Nepal

Unified Communist Party of Nepal-M to organize nationwide strike

Lekhnath Neupane

Han Jingjing, China View, 26 November 2009

KATHMANDU, Nov. 26 (Xinhua) -- The All Nepal Trade Union Federation of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M) has decided to organize a nationwide strike on Dec. 10, The Himalayan Times reported Thursday.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the United National People's Movement in the presence of representatives of party headquarters and the chiefs of the sister organizations of the party on Wednesday.

"More than 20,000 students from different schools and colleges would march through major thoroughfares of the Kathmandu Valley on December 1," said Lekhnath Neupane, president of the All Nepal National Independent Students' Union-Revolutionary.

Neupane said such demonstrations would also be organized in major cities on the same day. The students will demonstrate demanding that the school education should be basic education and university's education should be easily accessible to the youth.

The teachers affiliated to UCPN-M have decided to shut schools throughout the nation on Dec. 7.

From: http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-11/26/content_12542421.htm


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