Tharuhat/Tharuwan Joint Struggle Committee wrongly claims hundreds killed in pro-Tharuhat unrest
Dilip Dhakal / August 26, 2015
On August 24 Tharuhat/Tharuwan Joint Struggle Committee issued a press statement signed by its coordinator Dhani Ram Chaudhary. The statement says it “condemns the killings of hundreds of unarmed men and women protestors, who were shot indiscriminately in mass during the ongoing protest for autonomous Tharuhat”.
The statement’s claims are completely incorrect as only eight persons have been killed in the pro-Tharuhat protests since the four major political parties proposed a six-province federal model earlier this month [which was later revised to seven provinces]. Even among the eight deaths of August 24 in Kailali, five were police personnel. So, the claim by Tharuhat Tharuwan Joint Struggle Committee is wrong.
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