KATHMANDU, June 18: Nepal Students´ Union, the sister organization of the Nepali Congress, organized a hour-long transport halt in and around various campuses throughout the country on Monday.
The NSU held the transport halt to protest against what it called police suppression on its leaders.
NSU cadres stopped vehicular traffic in front of the Ratna Rajyalaxmi Campus, Shankardev Campus, Balmeeki Campus in the Capital and other campuses across the country from 9 to 10 this morning.
Seventy student union leaders were injured in scuffle with police personnel on Sunday evening in course of organizing torch rally and demonstration, calling for constitution of a national unity government.
NSU among other student unions have been holding protest programmes against the incumbent government.
They were also protesting the visit today of Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai to Brazil, citing that a caretaker prime minister should not go on foreign visit.
Prime Minister Bhattarai is leaving for Brazil this afternoon in connection with attending the International Convention on Environment and Sustainable Development going to be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on 20-22 June 2012.