Rayznews reported " On March 5th four United Democratic Madhesi Front cadets have been killed in a firing by Police trying to disrupt the protesters in #Saptari. The Communist Party of Nepal United Marxist Leninist was schedule to hold a rally in Rajbiraj where the Madhesi groups oppose the CPN UML party. Top CPN UML leaders like KP Oli Madhav Kumar Nepal, Lal Babu Yadav, Satya Narayan Mandal, were the leaders who addressed the assembly. It was reported that the UDMF protesters violently attacked security personnel and obstructed vehicular movement through out the day. In retaliation the police attacked the protesters and shot dead four people during the process.In awake of the killing the UDMF has withdrawn its support from the coalition government and has declared a indefinite shutdown program."
The Recent #Saptari killing shows the weak mentality of how Nepal Government witness use of power against the innocent villagers and minority group. It is very well testimonial that how our leaders and people in post do the wrong choices of misusing the power in favor of few who are incapable and who are living in poverty.
By saying this I am not in support of the violence of the Madeshi Morcha, I strongly condemn their act of violence and do not justify that but I am not supporting the kill to shoot and Human Rights violation that happened in Saptari, Nepal as well. HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS are the basic standards that have to be followed at all times, if the state or state representative fails to recognize this then who will follow and how will we ensure HUMAN RIGHTS for all.
From an individual citizen to the president, our Constitution guarantees the right of #equality. Just because someone is an ex prime Minister doesn't mean he or she should be prioritized on the top list of Human Rights standards or human right issue and for his comfort the whole nation's #HUMAN RIGHTSSTANDARDS should be undermined. It should be the same for all at all level and at all counts.
My point is law should be enacted to all and the constitution protects the right of every individual
in respect to his or her position or education or level in safeguarding his or her basic rights.
It is Democratic right of every citizen of Nepal to have the right to protest or to have your voice. It is the fundamental right but why is it just limited within the reach of people who know law, who are educated and who have access. The current act of Saptari clearly should #brutality of armed police force against the Madeshi people only. I live in Thamel every now and then there is a big chaos and hurdling of stones that goes around in government colleges located near by but I have never seen policemen firing guns or even using force. Most of the times the students are so aggravated that they peddle stones and they use violence but the police never pushes them to the level of Human Right Violation.
MY MAIN QUESTION IS WHY THIS DISCRIMINATION ?
Having said above statement I am also not constraining the right of CPN UML leaders of publicity or reaching out to the public but the major question is when there is an outcry of an issue why are the CPN UML leaders persistent about creating a fuss about their publicity . They could have stand down in terms of understanding the current tension in Madesh. The people feel they have been betrayed or they feel they are marginalized. It is our duty to reach out to them and understand and bring them in dialogue rather than aggravating the situation. so why this political game ?
They knew the situations, they knew that things were very violent in Madesh then why CPN UML was persistent about their rally. What was their real intention?
In few of the TV interviews, I heard the government representative saying if bullets were not fired then the situation would have got out of control and resulted in TIKAPUR. I was really surprised to even hear such answers from officials who have swear in to protect the rights of people and they talk like this.
What was "TIKAPUR KANDA" we have to understand the whole story first. It was a politically staged drama that went out of control with the public sentiment fueled in by political dumbness.
There is a huge difference in between what happened then and what was happening in Saptari. I think now with that situation it was very easy for officials especially in Madesh to fire arms in account of TIKAPUR.
If the Government or Government Representative do not follow the HUMAN RIGHTS STANDARDS than Who will?
If we trust in DEMOCRACY people should have the right, there should not be discrimination. No Human Rights violation should be tolerated at any account or at any level.