Maoists have called for a series of actions against the government in May, beginning with “offensive actions throughout the nation” through May 9, then “block movement of all government vehicles” May 10-17 and a “nationwide general strike” May 18-20. Road travel at these times, especially outside the Kathmandu Valley, may be dangerous, and all travel should be avoided during the general strike (bandh) because they are usually enforced with violence.