PM warns against violence in the guise of religion, politics

Published On: October 31, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: Prime Minister KP Oli has issued warning against those involved in inciting violence in the name of religion, culture and partisan politics.

In a statement issued Tuesday to dispel rumors about his health, Prime Minister Oli said that he is sensitive to some of the unexpected incidents taking place in various parts of the country in the recent days. “Be it in the name of religion, culture or partisan debate, any type of misdeeds that affect mutual goodwill subsisting among people cannot be acceptable. State administration and security agencies will take action as per the laws against those involved in these types of activities,” the prime minister said.

Although he did not name any specific incident, his statement comes in the wake of the Dashain scuffle between Hindu and Muslim followers in Chandrauta in Kapilbastu. Authorities were forced to impose curfew amid fear that clash between two sides could worsen law and order situation.

On Tuesday, clash erupted between the cadres of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and main opposition party Nepali Congress in Sarlahi district. At least one person was killed and several others were injured in the incident.

Prime Minister Oli has urged one and all not to be involved in activities that jeopardize law and order situation and affect religious and social goodwill subsisting among people of different religious faiths. He also expressed commitment that the government will take action against anyone involved in criminal activities, destroying evidences related to such activities, protecting criminals and obstructing investigation process.

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