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Half a dozen Kamalaris injured during police action in their peaceful protest


KATHMANDU: At least half a dozen Kamlaris (bonded child laborers) were injured when police interfered sit-in protest organized by them the entrance of Singha Durbar, Kathmandu on Sunday.

The agitating Kamalaris have been demanding the government investigate the killings and ongoing sexual exploitation of Kamlaris. The Kamlaris along with 21 Tharu and ethnic organizations had also called for strike in Tarai recently.

The strike demanded an investigation into the murder of a 12-year-old girl Srijana Chaudhary at the apartment of Yubraj Poudel in Lalitpur on March 27 and action against the guilty. The police wielded batons to chase away the protestors at around 10 this morning.

Coordination of the struggle committee Phakala Tharu condemned the act saying rather than taking action against the perpetrators the police interfered the peaceful protest of bonded laborers.

Five Kamlaris including Sita Chaudhari and Sujata Chaudhari, of Kailali, and Urmila Chaudhari, of Dang, fainted during the police attack. Some of them have suffered fractures of their bones and head injuries during police intervention.

The injured have been taken to Anamnagar-based Annapurna Hospital and Bir Hospital for treatment. They have been staging protests for the past four days demanding an end to the violence perpetrated on Kamlari girls. The practice of keeping Kamlari is rampant in Nepal despite the government announcing the system illegal. The issue failed to get momentum as many high level bureaucrats have been keeping Kamlaris at their residence.

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