KATHMANDU, Nepal – Life has returned to normal in Nepal after an opposition alliance cut short a crippling general strike over an impasse about how to approve the Himalayan nation's constitution.
Schools and markets opened and vehicles returned to the streets on Wednesday, a day after police clashed with protesters on the first day of the strike.
A meeting of the opposition late Tuesday decided to cut short the three-day protest action, citing inconveniences to the public.
The alliance of 30 opposition parties is demanding a constitutional draft be passed by an agreement involving all political parties inside and outside parliament. The ruling coalition has been attempting to get the draft approved through a vote in parliament after negotiations with the opposition failed.
Nepal has been without a constitution since 2008.