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UML to launch nationwide anti-Maoist protest

world Updated: Mar 28, 2009 14:40 IST

The CPN-UML, a key alliance of Prachanda led government is planning a nationwide anti-Maoist protests on Saturday against the killing of its activist by the cadres of ruling party’s youth wing in Butawal, a western Nepal town.

Rupandehi District incharge of the Young Communist League (YCL), the youth wing of the Maoist, shot dead Prachanda Thaiba, CPN-UML activist and a member of Youth Force Rupandehi District Committee, on Thursday night, accused the leaders of ruling coalition’s key partner.

“The last rites of Thaiba will take place in Butawal on Saturday and a grand rally will be organised in the town then after,” CPN-UML general secretary Ishwor Pokharel told PTI.

General Secretary Pokharel, UML President Jhalanath Khanal and other senior leaders on Friday had gone to Butawal to participate in the protests.

In some parts of the country including Butawal and Kavre in the east of Kathmandu, protest rallies have already started since on Friday morning to oppose the killing.

“We will launch protest across the country tomorrow to oppose the killing,” senior UML leader Amrit Bohara said.

“In Kathmandu, a grand protest rally is being organised and senior leaders of the party will address it,” he said.