Thousands sign petition against ‘blockade’

Kathmandu, December 7

On the occasion of the 67th World Human Rights Day, thousands of Nepalis signed a petition against the unofficial blockade at the border points and urged the concerned to end the blockade as soon as possible.

According to a press statement, the petition was signed in a four-day special campaign held by Human Rights and Peace Society in various places of the capital, including New Road, Ratna Park, Basantapur and Chabahil from December 4 to 7.

It said that the petition has been sent to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi through the Embassy of India stating that human rights of Nepal and Nepali citizens have been violated due to the unofficial blockade.

The organisation will continue its campaign in Koteshwor and Baneshwor on December 8 and December 9 respectively.

The organisation is also scheduled to organise a sit-in protest in front of the Indian embassy in Lazimpat on December 10, International Human Rights Day.