August 5, 2015

August 5, 2015

Ensure Right to Peaceful Assembly

We condemn the police arrests and intervention by the police on leaders and CA members of different parties and dalit rights activists, who were on peaceful demonstration against retracting of some of the dalit rights in the draft constitution, at Bijulibazaar, Kathmandu on August 4.

CA member Man Bahadur Bishwakarma, Jitu Gautam, Daljit Sunar, former CA member and struggle committee convener Binod Pahadi, dalit activists Kamala Hemchuri, Saru Sunar, Ganesh BK, Padma Sundas among others were injured in the police intervention. Among the injuries, Hemchuri has suffered broken leg. DSPs Dan Bahadur Karki, Rewati Dahal and Inspector Durga Bahadur Gurung were also injured in the incident. The incident is being monitored by INSEC.

The police used unnecessary force violating the people’s rights to peaceful assembly. We demand for action against the guilty and called for upholding of the guarantees provided by the constitution and the laws. Wishing speedy recovery of the injured, we asked for ensuring their treatment.


Subodh Raj Pyakurel