Indian tourists affected due to strike in Kathmandu

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Kathmandu, Nov 20 (UNI) Indian tourists visiting Kathmandu were affected due to the protest being held against the alleged killing of two youths by Maoists affiliated Young Communist League cadres, local media reported today.

''Indian tourists are forced to walk carrying their luggage, as anti-Maoist demonstrations by students protesting the abduction and murder of two youths allegedly by the former rebels' youth front Young Communist League in Dhading recently, cripple vehicular movement in the valley,'' Kantipur said with a photo of the Indian tourists.

The strike have obstructed transportation at Chabhil, Kalanki, Mitrapark, Bafal, Koteshwor, Baneshwor, Minbhawan and other areas in the capital, it said.

''Protestors have been launching demonstrations from yesterday at different places of the capital, Dhadhing district and other places of the country against the killing of two youths Pushkar Dangol and Nirmal Pant by Maoist youth wing Young Communist League (YCL),'' Kantipur reported.

However, the YCL has denied its involvement in the killings.

Scores of protestors and locals in Kalanki demanded dissolving the YCL, action against the culprits and resignation from the Minister for Home Affairs Bamdev Gautam.

Meanwhile, protestors at Chabhil chanted slogans against the YCL behaviour and demanded apology from the Prime Minister.

Locals, CPN-UML, which is part of the government and Nepali Congress activists have been seen actively participating in the demonstrations.

Police have found the bodies of two youths, who were abducted by the YCL about a month ago, in Dhadhing on Tuesday.

Families of the two youths have claimed that their sons were murdered by the YCL. Meanwhile, general secretary of the CPN,UML Jhalanath Khanal has said the youths were murdered by YCL and action should be taken, Kantipur reported.

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