48th Day – Situation Update

Border blockade by Madhesi front continues for 9th Day

Kathmandu and other parts of the country are reeling shortage of petroleum products and LPG today on the ninth consecutive day of border blockade by leaders and cadres of UDMF across Terai region.

National Human Rights Commission launches probe into bodies found in Dhanusha

To probe into the the discovery of buried bodies in Dhanusha district, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) sent a team from Kathmandu to Janakpur today. 

Over a dozens bodies buried by the local administration in the district were recovered by locals while forming human chain yesterday. The locals accused the government of killing the locals during the protests in Janakpur.

However, District Police Office claimed that the bodies belong to those found abandoned in different parts of the district over the past 20 days were not of protesters but unclaimed.

Body of human chain participant brought to Jaleshwar for postmortem

The body of Umesh Kapar, 45, who died while participating in the human chain organized yesterday, was brought to Mahottari district headquarters, Jaleshwar, for postmortem.
Deceased Kapar had suddenly collapsed while participating in the human chain in Manara VDC-7 and died on the spot. Kapar, a resident of Siswakataiya VDC-8, was a farmer by profession. He was not affiliated to any political party.

Meanwhile,  agitating Madhesi front has demanded Kapar be declared martyr and proper compensation to the deceased’s family.

Over a dozen injured in Chandranigahapur clash

One Bhagya Narayan Mahato of Bishrampur VDC sustained bullet injuries in his head while a dozen others also got injured in a police firing during the clash between cadres of agitating United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) and security personnel in Chandranigahpur of Rautahat district today.

The incident took place when a mob of protesters tried to obstruct the East-West Highway at Chandranigahpur today, a day after former Prime Minister and UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal visited there.

Six police personnel were also injured in the scuffle. Police had lobbed dozen rounds of tear gas shells and fired rubber bullets in the air to take the situation under control.

Curfew lifted, motorcycle rally organized in Mahottari

The district administration office lifted the curfew that was imposed in Jaleshwar, district headquar headuarsince September 9. However, declaration of prohibited area has yet to be lifted.

Nepal Teachers’ Association organized a motorcycle rally in Mahottari district and also burnt a copy of the new constitution.