Occupy Baluwatar to continue pressing for Dhungel's arrest
Members of the Occupy Baluwatar movement, who have been demanding that Police arrest murder-convict and former lawmaker Bal Krishna Dhungel, have said that their protests will continue despite 'threats' from the Maoists.
On Friday evening, the UCPN (M) party's Devendra Paudel and Lila Bahadur Thapa, coordinators of Newa and Kirat state committees respectively, had said in a statement that the party's attention has been drawn to the campaign, "aimed at disturbing the election environment in the country."
It also said that the party would be forced to take 'harsh measures' if the movement does not halt the protests.
As part of the Occupy Baluwatar movement, members of the general public have been staging protests outside the Prime Minister's official residence demanding action against perpetrators of violence against women. Recently, the movement took up the case of Maoist leader Dhungel, who still not behind bars even after was convicted of murdering Ujjan Shrestha of Okhaldhunga.
A member of the movement said the 'threat' will spur more people to join the cause. nepalnews.com