RPP(T) plea to NHRC

KATHMANDU: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (Thapa) has urged the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to initiate the release of its party chairman and former home minister Kamal Thapa as well as party central leader and former minister Tanka Dhakal. Both the leaders are being kept in detention by the government. “The arrest of these leaders is a violation of human rights and international conventions,” the letter to the NHRC, signed by the party’s acting chairman Padma Sunder Lawati said on Friday. — HNS

Climber feted

KATHMANDU: Deputy Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli felicitated world-renowned Korean climber Perk Yong Sok and well-known Nepali mountaineer Serap Jongbu Sherpa for their successful ascent to world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, amid a programme organized here on Thursday. Perk who has successfully scaled the Mount Everest via Tibetan entry point on May 11 has kept world record of scaling 14 mountains that are more than 8000 metres high. — RSS

Police version

BHAKTAPUR: The District Police Office Bhaktapur has said the persons who were beaten up on suspicion of being thieves at Balkumari Ward No. 13 of Thimi Municipality at night time on May 12 by the local patrolling team of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality were innocent. Those injured in the incident were Rumesh Thapa, Deependra Thapa, Rajendra Thapa, Kapil Thapa of Katunje VDC -3, Sriram Basnet of Sipadol VDC-1 and Bikas Khadka of Nankhel-9 where as their taxi was set afire. The discussion held under the chairmanship of CDO Baburam Lamichhane on the issue of those being treated at Bhaktapur hospital, concluded that the persons were not thieves, said Inspector Deepak Giri. CDO Lamichhane, SP Bhaktinath Majhi, Thimi and Katunje locals, the victims and the leaders of the seven political parties called on all not to allow such incidents to repeat. The victims said they were returning from a birthday party of their friends. — RSS

GEFONT welcome

KATHMANDU: The GEFONT National Council meeting that was held on Thursday expressed its full support to the ‘Proclamation of HoR-2063 BS’ which has established the sovereignty of people by making it clear that Nepali people are the source of state power and right to rule is inherent among the people. The meeting also appealed the government to declare May 18 to celebrate as a democracy day in every year in a public manner. The meeting has also drawn the attention of seven political parties to steer ahead with a common agenda and goal by further consolidating the alliance. — RSS