UDMF condemns police firing in Nawalpur

Kathmandu, December 5

United Democratic Madhesi Front today issued a press statement condemning police firing in Nawalpur of Sarlahi, which it said killed a woman and injured 27 protesters.

The UDMF, which has been agitating in Madhes for more than 100 days, said the condition of six injured protesters is critical.

The UDMF also accused the government of trying to spoil the dialogue process. The front said its attention was seriously drawn to arson attack on the vehicle of National Human Rights Commission in Nawalpur on Thursday and has expressed regret over the incident.

The UDMF urged all to allow unhindered movement of ambulance service, Red Cross vehicles, foreign diplomats, press, fire brigade, hearse and vehicles carrying medicines. It also urged the public to help people associated with these professions carry out their duties.

The statement also said that UDMF leaders Upendra Yadav, Mahantha Thakur, Rajendra Mahato and Mahendra Ray Yadav are scheduled to leave for New Delhi to meet Indian leaders to exchange views on the current political events and situation in Nepal, read the statement.

According to Manish Kumar Suman, general secretary of Sadbhavana Party, a constituent of the UDMF, said Madhesi leaders were likely to hold talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Chair of Indian National Congress Sonia Gandhi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, and other leaders of the ruling and opposition parties.He said they were also likely to hold a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.