Mahatma Gandhi's photo cause violence in western Nepal

CPN-Maoist vandalised school after the school allegedly published Gandhi's photo

Kathmandu: Student activists aligned to the CPN-Maoist have vandalised a school and set a bus on fire in western Nepal after the school allegedly published photos of Mahatma Gandhi on the cover of its magazine.

The activists vandalised the school and torched the school bus on Friday after learning that authorities at the International Public Higher Secondary School in Mahendranagar in Kanchanpur district allegedly published photos of Indian leaders, including Mahatma Gandhi, on the cover of the school magazine, the Himalayan Times reported.

Classes were on when the activists barged into the office chamber and started smashing computers, telephones and furniture at around 8:00 am, the national daily said. Two activists headed towards the parking lot and smashed the windows of the school bus with iron rods before sprinkling petrol and setting it on fire, the daily said quoting the managing director of the school Maha Sharma Neupane. Students and teachers somehow succeeded put off the fire, the Himalayan Times report quoted sources as saying.

( Source : PTI )
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