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Prachanda's vehicle stonned

Nepal's Maoists Prime Minister Prachanda faced public ire when a group of students greeted him with black flags and pelted stones on his convoy as he was on his way to Tribhvuan University to attend a function.

world Updated: Dec 30, 2008 16:03 IST

Nepal's Maoists Prime Minister Prachanda faced public ire when a group of students greeted him with black flags and pelted stones on his convoy as he was on his way to Tribhvuan University to attend a function.

The students got agitated when security personnel stopped them from handing over a memorandum to the Prime Minister and they indulge in stone throwing.

Prachanda escaped unhurt, security officials said.

Meanwhile, in a separate incident, Nepal's opposition party's youth wing yesterday organised an anti-Maoist rally in 16 districts, across the country to oppose the ruling party's totalitarian policy and attacks on media houses.

The cadres of Tarun Dal, youth organisation of the opposition Nepali Congress (NC), shouted slogans against Prime Minister Prachanda and his party CPN-Maoist for its failure to maintain law and order and breaching of human rights and attack on free press.

In Kathmandu, hundreds of cadres of Tarun Dal marched in the city starting from Ratnapark and converged into corner meeting at Bir Hospital area after going round the city, said Radha Ghale, Secretary of the youth wing.

"The Maoists have displayed totalitarian attitude by attacking their opponents and continuing their acts of terror, violence, abduction, extortion and killing across the country even after assuming power," Ghale alleged.

In tourist city of Pokhara, clashes occured between the Maoist affiliated Young Communist League cadres and the pro-Nepali Congress group in which the 2-3 vehicles were vandalised and the flags of NC party were burnt.