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Nepal grinds to a halt for three day national strike

Nepalese people gather around the wreckage of a car burned by demonstrators during a general strike called by the alliance of 30 opposition parties, demanding the Himalayan nation's new constitution draft be passed by a national consensus, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Image by AP Photo/Niranjan Shresta.
Nepalese people gather around the wreckage of a car burned by demonstrators during a general strike called by the alliance of 30 opposition parties, demanding the Himalayan nation’s new constitution draft be passed by a national consensus, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Image by AP Photo/Niranjan Shresta.

Opposition parties in Nepal have called a three-day national strike, bringing road transport to a halt across the nation. Numerous vehicles have been burned by mobs enforcing the transport ban and most transport companies have removed their vehicles from the roads. Protesters are calling for the new draft constitution be passed by a national consensus, rather than a vote in parliament, in the latest hiccup in Nepal’s transition from monarchy to socialist democracy. ekantipur.com