September 25, Butwal. The Lumbini Provincial Committee of the main opposition party CPN-UML has also demanded an impartial inquiry into the Motipur incident.
State committee chairperson Leela Giri issued a statement on Monday demanding a fair investigation into the incident, treatment of the injured and compensation to the family of the deceased.
Four people were killed in police firing on the land of Motipur industrial area of Butwal on Sunday.
UML has accused the present government of dismissing the commission which was working instead of solving the problem of squatters.
“It is the responsibility of the government to protect the lives of the common people and maintain peace and security. At the same time, it is the responsibility of the government to protect the government property as well.
Similarly, the Human Rights and Peace Society issued a statement on Monday condemning the use of excessive force by police, which killed four civilians and injured dozens.
Stating that the state bodies should not lose their cool in any situation as it is the responsibility of the government to save the lives of the citizens, the society should take the responsibility of treating all the injured in the incident.
Society’s District President DP Khanal has urged the government to find a peaceful solution to the disputed land through in-depth dialogue with the relevant bodies, political parties, civil society and stakeholders.
The society has also appealed to all the parties to work with restraint and patience to normalize the difficult situation that has arisen after the incident and create a comfortable environment.