More than 48 dead, over 1000 hurt in Madhes agitation: HURON

KATHMANDU: More than 48 persons, including security personnel, were killed and more than 1000 people were injured till November 25 in the agitation in various districts in the southern plains, a report revealed.

Unveiling the report prepared by three-member team of the Human Rights Organization of Nepal (HURON) during a field visit since November 22-25, Chairperson of the Organisation Indra Prasad Aryal said that the report documents the account of deaths and injuries sustained in various eight districts in Tarai, including Saptari and Parsa.

The United Democratic Madhesi Front, which comprises of various 13 Madhes-centric political parties, has been protesting over the displeasure with the federal boundaries and representation in Parliament and public offices since August 16.

The report was prepared after meeting with the families of the deceased, injured, journalists, human rights activists, security personnel, civic society among others, it was shared.

“A large number of Madhesi and Tharu were seen participating in the agitation having grudges over the Prime Minister’s statement and media contents published by Kathmandu-centric media outlets,” shared President Aryal.

On the occasion, Govinda Dhakal, member of the Organisation, urged the government, opposition parties, the major political parties to be serious towards providing outlet to the ongoing agitation.