Kathmandu, October 8
An unruly mob of around 150 people went to the residence of Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato in Kathmandu, shouting slurs against him and threatening to set his house on fire.
According to a press release issued by United Democratic Madhesi Front, another unruly mob also hurled stones at the Sadbhawana Party office in Kathmandu today.
SP General Secretary Manish Kumar Suman said his family members and the party office staff did not know who these people were.
The UDMF said the ongoing peaceful movement in Madhes was against the single ethnic identity based nationalism and anarchic groups who were opposed to this movement were acting with malicious intent to spread communal clashes.
The UDMF urged the government to stop such communal incidents.
It also urged all stakeholders to express solidarity with its ongoing movement.
Meanwhile, Bijay Kumar Gachhadar-led Federal Democratic Alliance also issued a press release condemning the incident. Stating that such incidents could spoil communal harmony in society, the alliance urged the government and the big three parties to take action against the guilty.
Kathmandu’s Chief District Officer Ek Narayan Aryal said a group of people, mostly Mahato’s neighbours, had gone to his house but he was not aware that they shouted slurs at the family or threatened to set his house on fire. Aryal said security personnel were alert and if an FIR was filed by Mahato or his family, the government would take action against the guilty.
Ever since the UDMF launched agitation in Madhes, Mahato has been leading protests in various Tarai districts.
A version of this article appears in print on October 09, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.