The Communist Party of Nepal- Marxist-Leninist (CPN-ML), along with other nine communist parties have called a Nepal Bandh on 18 September, Monday. The Bandh has been called to focus attention on the \'burning issues' of the nation.
In a statement issued by the communist parties on 29 August, a petition to the Prime Minister will be submitted after which a nation-wide protest rally and a gherao of the District Administration Office and Singha Durbar on 4 September will follow. On the eve of the Bandh, on 18 September, they have also called for a nation-wide torch rally in protest.
The parties are also preparing for an interaction programme on the consequence of the Prime Minister's recent India visit.
The parties have taken up various issues including the Citizenship Act,Laxmanpur dam, the Kalapani border, kamaiyas, and the case of Paras Shah, among others. The bandh organisers have also included the issue of the salary increment of Members of Parliament, Ministers and the Prime Minister in their list.