KATHMANDU, May 24: The Human Rights and Peace Society (HURPES) has launched sit-in protests in 46 places in 22 districts across the country on Wednesday, demanding action against those involved in the fake Bhutanese refugee scam.
The HURPES also submitted a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal through the Chief District Officer of the respective districts to conduct a fair investigation, said HURPES Acting President Krishna Bahadur Rawal.
The HURPES has demanded fair investigations into the case and action against those involved in the scam, irrespective of their political portfolios and affiliations, according to the memorandum.
The HURPES has also decided to observe the 16th Republic Day by organizing various programmes and its 28th Establishment Day while urging the government to ensure good governance, transparency and accountability. The HURPES was established on June 1, 1996 with the aim of working in the field of sustainable peace and human rights.