Baglung, Rukum shut over Dalit man's murder
BAGLUNG, Dec 16: Activists for the rights of the Dalit community have
enforced a general shutdown in Baglung and Rukum banda on Friday,
protesting the murder of Manbir Sunar, who comes of the Dalit
community, a few days back.
Sunar, 31, a resident of Jubitha-4, Kalikot was thrashed to death for
intruding into the kitchen fireplace of an "upper-caste" hotelier.
Normal life has been crippled due to the strike as all educational
institutions, industries, marketplaces and shops have remained closed
due to the strike.
Also hundreds of passengers have been left in a lurch as
transportation services have come to a grinding halt.
The strike enforcers have been rallying on the road since early this
morning. The strike was announced on Thursday at a press conference.
The strike enforcers have been demanding strict action against the culprits.
Meanwhile, different organizations working for the rights of the Dalit
community has shut down the Rukum headquarters demanding compensation
to the deceased family and action against the guilty.
They have also demanded Sunar to be named a martyr.
Published on 2011-12-16 13:20:10
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