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Former King busy meeting with well-wishers; 24 people of so called Dalit community attacked


BARA: Former King Gyanendra, who is on a trip to Terai districts from Friday, has started interactions with his well-wishers.

He met a number of people in Bara’s Simara on Saturday. Among those meeting him were pro-monarchist activists and members of Hindu religious organizations.

Shah, who arrived in Bara alone, will remain in Terai for the next few days. He is scheduled to visit Saptari, Sarlahi, Mahottarai and Siraha districts. As in earlier visits, he will also visit Hindu shrines during the stay. The visit of former King is taken as a political one as he is visiting there at a time when the royalist parties have been saying to have coalition for Constituent Assembly election with the objective of restoring monarchy in the country.

In another incident, four days after the seventh anniversary of declaration of Nepal as untouchability free country, a mob of the so-called upper caste people attacked members of a Dalit community on charge of entering a local temple in Rautahat.

At least 24 people of Dalit community of Peepara Dostiya-5, Bhimdabur were injured in the attack on Friday following a month-long dispute over the Dalits’ entry and performing prayers at the Barmasthan Temple. Also, the assaulters vandalized houses in the Dalit settlement and allegedly looted their property.

Local Satya Narayan Ram said about hundred people came in four groups, vandalized at least 85 houses, and also made off with clothes, mobile sets and cash.

About a dozen people injured in the attack are undergoing treatment at District Hospital, Gaur, while several others are receiving treatment at Gaurda-based private clinic.

According to local Panama Devi, the upper caste people resorted to the attack as some people from the Dalit community hit two non-Dalits with stones on Friday afternoon.

SP Govinda Ram Pariyar said that a police team reached the incident site immediately, and arrested Ram Dev Raya Yadav and Chotte Lal Yadav of Peepara Dostiya-8 for their involvement in the attack. Pariyar assured of stern action against those involved in the attack. Police have been deployed to avoid any untoward incidents in the area.

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