PUCL Bulletin, 2002

Press Statement of Delhi PUCL
Arrest of Nepalese activists condemned

Also see, Democracy, not monarchy is the need of Nepalese people

PUCL-Delhi condemns the arrest and manhandling of human rights activists and journalists in Akhil Bharatiya Nepal Ekta Samaj meeting in Delhi yesterday. The incident shatters the confidence of all concerned that they are living in a democracy. It is a matter of great concern that the plain clothes police men without valid reasons can pick up well known human rights activists and journalists, manhandle them and transport them to an unknown destination.

The government ordering the four Nepalese journalists to leave the country goes against the spirit of all national and international laws and conventions.

The lives of the said journalists may be in danger as they may not get a fair trial in that country. PUCL-Delhi demands immediate withdrawal of the said order. -- Pushkar Raj, General Secretary, PUCL-Delhi, 12 July 2002

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