Nepal Student Union demonstrates demanding action in refugee scandalSome of the protesters portrayed themselves as handcuffed inmates during the demonstration.
The Nepal Student Union, the student wing of the ruling Nepali Congress, on Sunday, staged a demonstration in Kathmandu demanding action against those involved in the fake refugee scandal.
Students associated with the student wing protested in front of Ghantaghar, carrying placards with slogans— ‘No more silence, no more corruption’, ‘say no to corruption’ and ‘stop corruption, start integrity’ among others.
Some of the protesters portrayed themselves as handcuffed inmates during the demonstration.
Police so far have arrested 12 people including a former home minister Bal Krishna Khand and a former home secretary Tek Narayan Pandey in connection with the scam in which scores of people were duped of millions of rupees in the pretext of sending them to the United States as Bhutanese refugees. Also, a sitting lawmaker Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, who is also party secretary of CPN-UML, is absconding after the police issued an arrest warrant against him in the same case.
Here are some photos of the protest staged at Ghantaghar captured by the Post photojournalist Sanjog Manandhar.