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Monday, November 23, 2015

Nepal Police Shot Dead 2 More Madhesis

By on Monday, November 23, 2015


    
Madhesi agitators and the police on Saturday late night clashed once again in Saptari district of Nepal. The 4 Indian origin  Madhesi agitators have been killed by police firing in a violent skirmish.  After the incident the curfew in the district has been clamped.
Madhesi protesters participating in a national highway blockade in restive southern plains for the new constitution of Nepal have been killed in police firing. The country is facing the severe shortage of essential commodities. When protesters were blocking east-west national highway, the indefinite curfew on Saturday late night after being killed by police has been clamped in (South-East) Saptari district 280 kilometer away from state capital.
Joint Democratic Madhesi Front activist claimed that the four workers were killed in police firing in Saptari and several demonstrators were injured. However Police confirmed that two people died.
Police told that, as they were trying to remove United Democratic Madhesi Front activists blocking the road, the crowd of 2500 people attacked them by stones pelting and petrol bombs throwing. 
The police opened fire on crowd encounter. Virendra Ram and Nageshwar Yadav were reported who killed during the clash between the protesters and security personnel; while another deceased was not recognized.Security personnel  were making way for vehicles full of passengers.
At least 17 protesters and 25 policemen were injured in fresh clashes; five protesters and two policemen are said to be in critical condition. Bhim Dhakal, Police Office Chief of Saptari District, said the protesters started pelting stones at security forces, which led to clashes.
Kathmandu Post, by Dhakal, told, ‘The protesters attacked on the security personnel by the country-made weapons; after it they applied the force to disperse these activists.’
The death toll in this violent protest has risen to 40, and the blockade of the goods and fuel supply to the Himalayan country affected the Indo-Nepal relation. The Nepal government has accused India of favoring the protesters. New Delhi dismissed the allegation.'

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