Baluwatar wears tense look as police obstruct march by civil society members (with photos)
January 25, 2021 05:53 PM NPT
By: Monika Malla
KATHMANDU, Jan 25: Baluwatar area in the capital, where the official residence of the prime minister is located, briefly wore a tense look on Monday afternoon as police obstructed the protest organized by civil society activists.
The protestors were walking past the Baluwatar road to the Prime Minister’s official residence to stage a symbolic protest against the ‘unconstitutional’ move of Prime Minister Oli to dissolve the House of Representatives(HoR) when police intervened.
Police used water cannons and rained batons against the protesters as they broke the barricade and advanced towards the prime minister’s residence. The civil society activists called for the Baluwatar March expressing strong objection to the dissolution of the lower house of the federal parliament.
Narayan Wagle, one of the participants of the march, alleged that police had used excessive force to suppress the peaceful protest demonstration organized by the civil society members. “We were marching ahead for a peaceful sit-in at Baluwatar. This is the commencement of the Third Mass Movement as the government suppressed the peaceful protests,” he said.