In Nepal, the student union affiliated with the opposition Communist Party of Nepal held an anti-government protest in the capital Kathmandu.
The protestors, chanting slogans against the government, walked towards the parliament building with torches in their hands. The protesters’ attempt to break through the police security led to a brief clash with the police. While the protesters were throwing stones at the police, the police attacked the protesters who tried to break through the security circle with batons. In a statement made by the police, it was reported that many protesters were injured and the injured were being treated in nearby hospitals.
Areas where parliament, government offices and other public institutions are located in Kathmandu are considered forbidden zones. For this reason, demonstrations and protests can not be organized in these areas. In cases of violations of the rules, the security forces have the authority to take action against the perpetrators.
Protests In Nepal Have Been Going On For 2 Months
Protests that have been going on for about 2 months in Nepal broke out after a Nepali disappeared in an incident involving the Indian Border Force (SSI) in the Mahakali River in the Darchula region of the country. The investigation committee claimed that the SSB had caused Nepali Jaya Singh Dhami, who was about to cross the river, to fall into the river by cutting the rope he was holding.
The Nepalese government sent a diplomatic note to India earlier this week, but there was no explanation from India. In addition to this event, the US’s 500 million-dollar Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) project, which carries out studies on the energy and transportation sector in Nepal, is also protested.