UML youth wing ‘relaxes’ its shutdown strike

Youth Association Nepal (YAN), the youth wing of the CPN (UML), has decided to allow the vehicles of educational institutions to ply on the roads during their chakkajam (vehicular strike) Wednesday morning.

A meeting of the YAN leaders Tuesday evening decided not to restrict school and college buses. The YAN also reduced the four-hour chakkajam to three hours in Kathmandu valley, starting from 6 am. However, the duration of chakkajam outside the valley will be as it is, YAN vice president Jhapat Rawal said.

The association’s decision comes following widespread criticism against the trouble caused to school children and academic institutions.

Two leading dailies, Kantipur and Nagarik, in their editorials today lamented the YAN protests for causing problems to school children and ordinary citizens and attacking vehicles.

The YAN has been enforcing four-hour chakkajam in the morning from Sunday to pressure the government to step down. nepalnews.com

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