A strike called by 33 parties in Nepal to protest an election called for November shut down transport, schools and markets yesterday, the parties said in a statement.
Enforcers vandalised vehicles in some places for defying the strike, Kantipur Television reported. Ambulances and vehicles carrying tourists were allowed to run.
The parties said they were demonstrating against the government’s “unilateral” decision to call the poll. On Thursday, the government called a Constituent Assembly election for November 19.