Kathmandu, June 11: Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa, has said that the government is committed to protecting people’s right to peaceful demonstration.
Briefing today’s meeting of House of Representatives about Maitghar Mandala incident that occurred on Sunday over Guthi bill, Minister Thapa clarified that the government would take moral responsibility of the incident.
He said police used minor force and water cannon upon agitators after they obstructed the public transport, clarifying the government has no thinking to suppress people’s right to peaceful demonstration.
He further said that the demonstrators, brought under the control, were released on the same day. The Home Minister said the necessary investigation into the incident has already been started. He clarified punishment will be taken if laws are violated even from the side of the state or demonstrators.