Cadres and leaders of Prachanda-Nepal faction hit the streets to enforce general strike, security beefed in valley

Kathmandu, Nepal

Supporters of Prachanda-Nepal faction of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) are on the streets of Kathmandu to enforce their general strike. They are also joined by several leaders including Prachanda (Pushpa Kamal Dahal) himself.

The Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party held a press conference in Parisdanda, Kathmandu on Wednesday afternoon and announced a general strike on Thursday.

The government, meanwhile, has urged businesses and public transport entrepreneurs to run their daily activities in a free manner. 

In light of the general strike announced by the Dahal-Nepal faction to protest against the appointment of officials to the constitutional bodies without a public hearing, the Home Ministry issued a statement on Wednesday evening urging public to defy the strike and carry on everyday work as usual.

The Home Ministry has warned to take action against those involved in enforing a strike, disturbing peace and security, vandalizing public and private property, arson and obstruction of public transport.

However, isolated incidents of vandalism and destroying of private property has the public questioning on who they can held liable for loss of their property.