Nepal Today

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Kathmandu, 20 Aug.:Followers of Buddhism from Kakrebihar have staged a hunger strike at local Ratnapark-based Shantibatika from today demanding an idol of the Lord Buddha be installed at Kakrebihar in
Surkhet, RSS reports.district.

The fast-unto-death was staged by the Surkhet Kakrebihar Buddha Idol Installment Joint Concerned Committee and it would continue till August 25.

Before this, the police administration had snatched the idol of the Buddha when the Buddha followers tried to install the idol at Kakrebihar at Latikoili VDC on the occasion of the 2557th Budha Jayanti.

Coordinator of the Concerned Committee, Phupu Chhembe Sherpa said that the government should guarantee that the followers of the Buddha would not be mistreated in the days ahead at the areas and places of their devotion across the nation.

Narbu Sherpa, who has been on hunger strike, complained that the government insulted the Buddha followers by not allowing them to install the idol of the Lord Buddha, pioneer of the world peace.

The Committee also demanded that local administration should apologise to the local Buddha followers for thrashing and misbehaviour of the police administration and that the Kakrebihar Conservation Development Trust should be formed immediately.


Kathmandu, 20 Aug.: Two microbuses were vandalised at Rajbiraj in Saptari on Tuesday for not providing discount on fare to students as per the agreement, RSS reports from Saptari..
Irate students threw stones at two microbuses, injuring three passengers traveling on the vehicles. A microbus (Ko 1 Ja 1165) heading towards Biratnagar from Rajbiraj was vandalised near the Rajbiraj-based hospital whereas another microbus was vadalised at Mangsapur along the Rajbiraj-Hanumannagar road section.  
Following the vandalism, police have arrested two students, Dilip Yadav and Ramchandra Yadav, for their alleged involvement in the incident, Deputy Superintendent of Police Shyam Singh Chaudhary at the District Police Office said.
Treatment of injured Shibashankar Mandal, 27, from Morang Municipality, Prabhu Narayan Yadav, 45, of Bishnupur VDC-3, Saptari and Radha Devi Yadav of the same locality is underway at the Rajbiraj-based Gajendra Narayan Singh Sagarmatha Zonal Hospital.
Students here have padlocked the counter of Micro Bus Entrepreneurs Association since last Thursday, calling for the implementation of an agreement of giving 45 per student discount on transport fare.