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Curfew imposed in Kathmandu before demonstration

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Kathmandu, Apr 5 (UNI) The government has imposed curfew in Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts from tonight in view of the demonstration and general strikes called by seven parties alliance for the establishment of democracy.

District administration offices of Kathmandu and Lalitpur in separate statements said that the curfew has been imposed in Ring road areas from 2300 hrs today to 0300 hrs tomorrow.

The seven parties alliance has decided to take out a massive demonstration in Kathmandu and other parts of the country during the four-day general strikes from tomorrow coinciding with the popular movement of 1990, which ended absolute rule of the King.

The government has arrested dozens of people including the journalists, doctors, teachers, lawyers, civil society leaders and political party activists today.

The parties have said that the movement would be decisive to end autocratic rule of the King, who grabbed power sacking the elected government last year.

The seven parties alliance which represented more than 90 per cent of the seats in the dissolved House of parliament, have been launching protests and demonstration to end the direct rule of the King.

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