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Demi Lovato calls for end of violence against LGBTQ community

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LOS ANGELES — Demi Lovato has called for the end of the cycle of violence towards the gay community following massacre at the Orlando, Florida nightclub.

The “Skyscraper” singer is one of the many stars who have shared both condolences and outrage over the tragedy, which left 50 dead and more than 50 injured after a gunman opened fire at the Pulse hotspot.

Lovato, 23, took to Twitter for the first time since the massacre, said she has been unable to find the words to express her sadness.

“There are no words for how upset I’ve been since Orlando,” she wrote.

“I cry for the victims, ache for the families, and have immense admiration for the LGBTQ community and their resolve in absorbing this horror and uniting with strength and fearlessness. Stay strong. We stand with you.”

She added more action needs to be taken to prevent a similar incident from happening in the future, writing, “We hurt. We mourn. We argue. We settle. We need to stop the cycle.”

Lovato has long been a supporter of the LGBTQ community, and was recently feted for her advocacy with the coveted Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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