A demonstrator was shot dead in Pokhara while people in Kathmandu defied the curfew orders. The nation witnessed the biggest protest so far
Since the curfew is on around, I am, as many others, passing time by watching television. Television news has become the source of information on what’s happening in the city (other than watching around my house from the roof).
Bhimsen Dahal, 32, has been shot dead in Pokhara. Dahal was killed after armyman at sentry-post of Nepal Telecom office fired at the rally. Two others, Gangadhar Baral and Roshan Gurung, were injured in the firing.
After the killing, Pokhara witnessed the biggest rally after the people protested the killing. 18 were injured in the scuffle during the rally.
Similarly Chitwan has been declared democratic zone after the people forced police to flee the scene and took control over the governmental offices.
The professionals defy the curfew.
In Kathmandu, curfew was defied at a few places. Doctors, human right activists and journalists defied the curfew at Teaching Hospital from where various personalities including Kanak Mani Dixit, Dr. Madhu Ghimire and Padam Ratna Tuladhar were arrested.
Demonstrators took out rallies at Samakhushi, Baneshwor, Chabahil and Maitidevi defying the curfew while people clashed with police at Patan Durbar Square. Nepal Congress and Nepal Congress (Democratic) issued appeals condemning the curfew orders and requesting people to defy the orders.
Photos by Bikash Karki