After bringing the country to a halt for six days seeking removal of the government, Maoists in Nepal withdrew their indefinite strike late on Friday evening.
The UCPN (Maoist) took the decision to call off the strike temporarily keeping in view the sufferings faced by common citizens during the strike that started on May 2.
“We have called off the strike because of the plight of people. The party has, however, decided to continue with our agitation in different manner,” said UCPN(M) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’.
He also accused the government of instigating clashes between those for and against the strike. Prachanda stressed that the decision was not taken under pressures from international community.
The Maoists have decided to hold demonstrations across Nepal on Saturday and picket outside Singha Durbar—the official seat of the Nepal government—and administrative offices in districts on Sunday.