April 7, 2018 08:49 AM NPT
KATHMANDU, April 7: The Tikapur Incident Victim Families Association has demanded immediate release of 26 people, including two minors arrested on the charge of involvement in a political incident.
Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Coordinator of the Association Dhan Kumar Chaudhary urged the government to make the report of the incident public. "Everyone talks about the incident day but the day after there was curfew and Tharu homes were burnt, looted under the cover of police protection while Tharu girls and women were mistreated, but no human rights activist raise the issue," he said.
Kanchanpur Chair of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities Premwati Rana said it is unfortunate that the government has not made its official opinion public about the Tikapur incident.
The Association has also demanded that HoR member Resham Lal Chaudhary should be given his victory certificate, the case filed against the accused of the incident be withdrawn and those who suffered losses in the vandalism following the incident day be compensated.(RSS)