Extreme human rights violations in riot-affected areas: NBA

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Kathmandu, Sep 23 (UNI) Human rights were gravely violated during last week's riots in Kapilvastu and Rupandehi districts, Nepal Bar Association (NBA) said today.

Sending a team headed by its Vice-chairman Mukunda Sharma Poudel to the riot-affected area, NBA has urged the government to provide relief to the victims and take action against those involved in the riots, the Kantipur newspaper reported.

It had also decided on Friday to hold a nation-wide rally on October 4 to push for the Constituent Assembly elections and agitate against the deteriorating internal security of the country.

At least 31 people were killed and hundreds of houses and vehicles destroyed when angry mobs rampaged through the hill districts in protests triggered by the assassination of former Chairman of anti-Maoist group Mohid Khan at Birpur village on Sunday. The rioting spread to neighbouring towns and villages.

However, Kapilvastu was limping back to normalcy after the riots, with no untoward incidents being reported since last night. Curfew clamped on the district continued, except in Taulihawa, for the eighth consecutive day.

Meanwhile,the government has decided to initiate action against security personnel for inaction during the riots.


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