Dr Govinda KC supporters stage sit-in near parliament building

Published On: July 21, 2016 01:24 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, July 21: Braving incessant rain, scores of youths staged a sit-in near the parliament building, New Baneshwor in support of Dr Govinda KC who is on a fast-unto-death for the last 12 days.

Covering their mouth with a black band, the protesters satirized the 601 lawmakers, who they said are mum over the demands raised by Dr KC.

The participants were carrying placards with messages - ‘We 601 lawmakers are together with the brokers and mafia. Thus, we have kept mum on pro-people issues.’ The sit-in that started from 10:30 am, was attended by medical students, writers and people from different walks of life.

The sit-in was staged near Everest Hotel as the area outside the parliament is a restricted zone.  

Police in large numbers were mobilized in New Baneshwor area and the law enforcement agency had barricaded the area beyond New Baneshwor Chowk.

Photos: Keshav Thoker      


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