NC condemns police intervention in 'peaceful demonstration'

KATHMANDU: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has expressed discontent over the use of force by police in a 'peaceful demonstration' staged by its youth wing, Tarun Dal at New Baneshwar, today.

In a press statement issued by Party Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma, NC has condemned police intervention over the peaceful protest.

The party confirmed that over four dozen leaders and cadres including Tarun Dal President Jeetjung Basnet, NC Lalitpur district President Madan Amatya and Nepal Press Union general-secretary Ajay Babu Siwakoti were injured in the incident.

Meanwhile, Party President Sher Bahadur Deuba and senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel reached the hospital to inquire about the health condition of injured cadres.

The party has also stated that the medical education ordinance issued by erstwhile NC led government was the solution of the hour while urging the government to address the demands of senior orthopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC.

The main opposition has announced that it will continue to protest taking up the issues of the medical education bill, price hike, implementation of Article 91 (2) of the Constitution and government's prohibitory order.