Demo at Baluwatar; human rights activists including Pahadi held

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Police have arrested human rights activists including Krishna Pahadi on the charge of demonstrating in front of the Prime Minister’s Official Residence in Baluwatar on Monday.

The protestors were taken under control while they were advancing toward the Prime Minister’s residence crossing the restricted zone, holding a banner reading “Failure to Book Nirmala’s Culprit Constitutes Government’s Ineptitude”.

Organized by the Human Rights and Shanti Samaj, in the demonstration, the participants demanded with the government to immediately book Nirmala’s perpetrator and stop all forms of violence against women, terming them as ‘heinous crime’.

Various organizations, parties and individuals have been staging sit-ins and demonstrations time and again to pile pressure on the government to bring the culprit involved in the rape of murder of Nirmala Panta to justice, a 13-year-old girl who had been ruthlessly murdered after rape in Kanchanpur back in July.

The government is still clueless about the Nirmala case even after four and a half months, questioning the efficiency of the government.

[from Republica]

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Over 2 dozen human rights activists protesting outside Baluwatar detained

Kathmandu, Dec 10 – Police detained more than two dozen human rights activists for protesting in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence at Baluwatar on Monday.The police detained the human rights activists who reached Baluwatar to protest against the government over the handling of Nirmala Panta rape and murder case.

The protest program was organized by Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES) coinciding with the 70th International Human Rights Day being observed today. Over two dozen human rights activists including President of HURPES Krishna Pahadi were detained after the the protesters breached the prohibited zone.

All the arrestees were taken to the Metropolitan Police Circle Kamalpokhari. The demonstrators voiced out against the government for its failure to arrest the murderers of the 13-year-old Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur.

[from Setopati }