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Krishna Adhikari On 6 June 2004, Krishna Prasad Adhikari, a resident of Fujel village of Gorkha District, was murdered in Chitwan District by Maoist cadres. Krishna Prasad was visiting his grandparents after having taken the SLC examinations, and he was abducted from Bakullahar Chowk by men who came on a motorcycle ...
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Maina Sunuwar

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Sanjeev Kumar Karna

Sanjeev Kumar Karna Sanjeev Kumar Karna was one among the 11 persons arrested on October 8, 2003. On that fateful day, they had gone to attend a picnic program organized by the students at a place called Kariyachauri VDC-4, and from picnic, they went to Kataiya Chowri Area of Dhanusha district where they ate some food ...
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Arjun Bahadur Lama

Arjun Bahadur Lama, 48 years in age, permanent resident of Chhatrebas VDC -5, Dapcha in Kavre district was abducted by a group of Maoist cadres, three in number, on 29 April 2005 (2062.1.16 BS) from the premises of Sri Krishna Secondary School at Chhatrebas VDC-1 of the district.
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Hari Prasad Bolakhe

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Sarala Sapkota

Around 11 p.m. on July 15, 2004, a group of 12 armed soldiers arrested Sarala Sapkota at her grandfather’s house. The family, who witnessed the arrest, stated that soldiers gave Sarala no reason for her arrest. After her arrest, Sarala’s family went to Baireni barracks and the DPO ...
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Birendra Shah

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Chot Nath Ghimire and Shekhar Nath Ghimire

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Bhauna Tharu

Bhauna Tharu (Bhauna Chaudhary in the citizenship card), 21 years old male (at the time of the incident; Date of Birthe: 8 September 1978), son of Purna Bahadur Chaudhary, permanent resident of Sujanpur village, Neulapur VDC-4, Bardiya district, and an employee of Rastriya Gobar Gas, Gulariya, ...
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Close Encounters

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Close Encounters
During Nepal’s armed conflict and its aftermath, human rights violations not only scarred and destroyed the victims but had a devastating effect on the lives of human rights defenders.
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Police lathi charged on Peaceful Protest of Conflict Victims

 

KATHMANDU (5th November 2014): Police used lathi charge on the peaceful protestors who were peacefully sitting at the gate of District Administration Office, (DAO), Kathmandu at around 11 AM on 5th November 2014 demanding amendment of Truth and Reconciliation Act, 2071 and formation of victim-centric Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission on Persons of Disappeared at the earliest. Around 150 conflict victims were carrying placards and chanting slogans demanding amendment of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Act, 2071, formation of victim-centric commission at the earliest and implementation of Supreme Court decision in the amendment of TRC Act. They were also criticizing state's failure to address victims' voices, implement Supreme Court order and recommendations of UN rights bodies for amendment of TRC act, formation process and legality of TRC recommendation committee. They also demanded to stop the activities of TRC recommendation committees which contradict with the decision of the Supreme Court. They also demanded for wider consultation and participation of conflict victims in the Transitional Justice process.   

However, the police intervened and started pushing the protestors away and soon began to use force and 'Lathi-charge'. They also manhandled women protesters and seized the banner and placards by assaulting them. More than two dozen policemen under the command of Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Santosh Khadka, started beating the protestors accusing them of crossing the prohibited area and dispersed the mob with the use of force. Due to lathi charge Around 20 protestors were hurt. Among them were Charan Prasai, Suman Adhikari, Kalyan Budhathoki, Purnimaya Lama, Rupesh Shah, Situ Joshi, Gyanendra Aran, Sabitri Shrestha, Kamala Rai, Jankumari Koirala, Bhojraj Timilsina, Situ Joshi, Madhav Neupane, Tej Bahadur Adhikari, Tuknath Sharma, Dik Bahadur Tamang, Mekh Bahadur Khatri, Kul Bahadur Khatri etc. They soon gathered in another place and started to chant against police atrocities and demanded for free treatment of injured. Later on, the mass meeting was addressed by Charan Prasai, Kapil Shrestha and some victim leaders.

The peaceful demonstration was organized by nine conflict victims' organizations: Conflict Victims' Society for Justice, Conflict Victims Orphans' Society, Conflict Victims' Committee, Bardiya, Nepal Maoists Victims' Society, Conflict Disabled Victims' Society, Dolakha, Conflict Victims and Farmers' Welfare Society, Conflict Victims' National Society, National Society of Disappeared Person Family, Nepal, Badermude Incident Victims Concerned Committee etc. Through press release they have criticized police atrocities and government's negligence to their demands. They had gathered from different parts of Nepal.

Different national and international human rights defenders were visited to observe the peaceful protest. 

                                                                                                                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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