Police is entering citizen’s houses; dragging people out of it and ruthlessly baton charging them. Even the television clips of a few policemen beating a demonstrator continuously is heart-aching
By Ujjwal Acharya
Everything is fair in love and war; but what’s going on in Nepal these days is not war. It’s a movement for the betterment of all Nepalis and no doubt, though police and people are on two sides of clashes they shouldn’t forget that they are on their duty (police on professional duty and people on citizen’s duty) and should at least not try to go beyond the humanity.
I know if would be difficult for policemen to control themselves after blocking so much stones and all, but most of the baton charging clips on television show that one demonstrator is being beaten by several policemen. The scenes would not only increase anger among people but also hatred towards the police as a whole.
At many places, police have entered the citizen’s houses and dragged out the demonstrators. At many instances, they have beaten the onlookers despite their pleading that they weren’t participating. I feel really unhappy about all these.
Similar incident happened to one of my friend who was beaten badly for he was watching the torch rally after the curfew ended this evening. He needed medical treatment for the injury on his head. Nine other were also injured when the security men launched attack on the onlookers at Ghatthaghar.
And the policemen should also refrain from such activities.
At Kirtipur, two days ago, Deputy Superintendent of Police was stoned by the demonstrators but there was a demonstrator who climbed onto the fallen police office requesting others to stop stoning at him. He was rushed to hospital and was saved from a possible death.
Similar incident happened today at Subidhanagar, where a journalist saved an injured Armed Police from the demonstrators risking his own security.
If demonstrators who are not doing all these under anybody’s control can have such thinking, why can’t the police officers, controlling their juniors, order them not to repeat the incidents?