The CPI in Nepal called for a nationwide strike on Thursday demanding the release of its cadres arrested during previous protests.
General Secretary Netra Bikram Chand launched the strike, due to which vehicle movement came to a standstill. The educational institutions, private offices and markets were also closed.
However, the strike had little impact in the Kathmandu valley. The strike enforcers torched a taxi and vandalised a public micro bus in the capital for defying the strike.
According to the Metropolitan Police Range, nearly two dozen party cadres were arrested from different parts of the city for forcing people to shut down their businesses.
Police also nabbed two people with petrol bombs in Bhaktapur.
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By M. Divya Shri