PM, NHRC urge UDMF not to obstruct rallies

Published On: March 5, 2017 06:50 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, March 5: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reminded the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) not to disrupt scheduled programs of any other political forces.

Expressing serious concern over the activities of the UDMF cadres targeting the Mechi Mahakali National Campaign launched by CPN-UML, the NHRC Spokesperson Mohana Ansari issued a press release and urged the Madhes-based parties to not to obstruct peaceful programs.

The acts of smearing black on the face of UML cadre Sambhu Yadav in Saptari, manhandling another UML cadre Pratap Narayan Chaudhary and throwing stones on the vehicle of UML lawmaker Ranju Jha are against the freedom of expression and human rights.

The NHRC has requested all the political parties not to let such incidents take place again. The NHRC has also reminded the political parties about the Gaur incident that happened a decade ago when the then CPN (Maoist) cadres and cadres of the than Madhesi People's Right Forum clashed resulting the death of at least 22 people.

Likewise, the NHRC has requested the government to investigate all manhandling and attacks and to prevent clashes and to maintain the social harmony.

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