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Federal Alliance to picket Singha Durbar on May 14

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KATHMANDU — The Federal Alliance of 27 political parties and groups have announced a fresh protest programs on Friday.

The meeting of the alliance held at the Tinkune-based central party office of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) Friday afternoon decided to resume protest from last week of April and unveiled protest programs for 15 days. The protest will be organized in all three geographical regions—Tarai, Hill and Mountain.

The programs include handing over a memo on their demands to the government through District Administration Offices, carrying out public demonstrations including rallies and mass meetings in district headquarters, mass assemblies in major cities and towns of the nation, raising black flags at government office premises and picket Singha Durbar among others.

According to the protest programs, the alliance will picket Singha Durbar, the main administrative building of the country, on May 14.

The alliance will submit protest memo on April 27 and put up black flags at government offices on April 29, according to the programs.

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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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