Govt concerned over Dehradun incident: Foreign Ministry

Published On: October 31, 2020 09:27 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said the government is serious on the incident meted out against students in a school of Dehradun in Uttarakhand State of India. The government has received information via the Nepali Embassy in New Delhi over the incident.

The Ministry made it clear that the incident was not like the one reported in Nepali media and only 10 Nepali students were beaten in the school, said Spokesperson at the Ministry, Sewa Lamsal, adding that the school administration was ready to allow for home return to any student willing for it.

Spokesperson Lamsal further said, "A discussion was held with the concerned officials including the Chairperson of the Child Rights Commission in Uttarakhand State where the school regretted and apologized over the incident and made commitment to not let it happen again." 

Lamsal further said she talked to the students and their guardians, as Counselor at Nepali Embassy in New Delhi, Prakash Adhikari, was currently in Nepal. The Foreign Ministry was working in close coordination with the concerned embassy and ready to facilitate with further efforts.

It may be noted that dozens of Nepali students were attacked and thrashed in Dehradun on October 26, on the day of Bijaya Dashami.


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