Muslim leader Faijal Ahamad murdered

A Nepali Muslim Leader is Murdered in Kathmandu

Muslim leader Faijal Ahamad murdered
Curious onlookers gathering near the shooting site at Ghataghar, Kathmandu where Faijal Ahamed‚ general secretary of Nepal Islamic Sangh was shot dead by an unidentified person today. Pics by Nimesh Jang Rai via THT

In yet another incident of daring broad daylight shooting, Islamic Association General Secretary Faijan Ahamed was killed when two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants opened five rounds of bullet in front of Tri Chandra Campus at Ghantaghar, which is right next to the Kathmandu Valley Police Office. The assailants attacked Ahmed, 36, at 1:45 pm when he was on his way to office (near Tri Chandra Campus) after finishing his afternoon prayers at the nearby Jama Mosuqe. Critically injured Ahamed was rushed to Bir Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He sustained bullets in his chest and waist. The armed gunmen are on the run as police have intensified search for the assailants. The motive behind the killing is not clear yet.

General Secretary of Nepal Islamic Sangh, Faijal Ahamed, receiving treatment at Emergency Unit of Bir Hospital after he was shot at by an unidentified person in Ghantaghar‚ Kathmandu today. Ahamed later succumbed to his injuries.
General Secretary of Nepal Islamic Sangh, Faijal Ahamed, receiving treatment at Emergency Unit of Bir Hospital after he was shot at by an unidentified person in Ghantaghar‚ Kathmandu today. Ahamed later succumbed to his injuries.

>>The murder sparked protests in the Capital and Sunsari district as well. The relativesand well-wishers of Islamic Association General Secretary Faijan Ahamed, who was shot dead in the Capital on Monday, ended their 3-hour-long sit-in after the government assured relief to the victim’s family, beefing up security and action against guilty. The relatives of Ahamed had staged a sit-in, with the dead body, at the incident site in Ghantaghar following the broad daylight shooting by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants, demanding immediate identification and action against the killers. A government team led by Home Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar consulted with the protesting family members and relatives and assured them of action against guilty.

>>Nepal Muslim Ittehad Organisation (NMIO) has demanded the resignation of Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar from his post on moral grounds following the cold-blooded murder of general secretary of Nepal Muslim Sangh, Faijal Ahamed on Monday. Issuing a press statement today, NMIO general secretary Taj Mohammad Miya also demanded that the government be serious on the security of the Muslim community of Nepal. Saying that the incident is a continuation of the series of past crimes against the Muslim community, it has also stated that today’s incident is an outcome of the government’s failure to book the past culprits. Expressing deep sorrow over the death of Ahamed it has also extended heartfelt condolences and deep sympathy to the bereaved family.

Kathmandu SP removed: Despite his repeated commitments not to meddle in the bureaucratic affairs, Home Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachhadar directed the Nepal Police Headquarters to transfer SP Rajendra Shrestha in the place of Kathmandu SP Kedar Rijal. The headquarters’ move comes hours after Islamic Association General Secretary Ahijan Ahamed was shot dead in front of Tri Chandra Campus at Ghanta ghar in the Capital on Monday. Shrestha was serving in the Nepal Police Special Task Force.

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