Protests erupt in Jumla as govt plans to airlift Dr KC

Protests erupt in Jumla as govt plans to airlift Dr KC

KATHMANDU: As the authorities prepares to airlift Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla, protests have erupted at the neighborhood of the institution.
Jumla agitation, protesters, Dr Govind KC

Security personnel attempt to contain the protesters at the premises of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, in Jumla, on Thursday, July 19, 2018.

The protests have taken a serious structure as dozens of people have come to be injured. Police baton charged the protesters and fired few tear gas shells to contain the mob.

Students and locals are protesting towards the government’s selection to airlift Dr KC to Kathmandu. They have demanded the government to lift out talks and fulfil Dr KC’s demand in Jumla itself, earlier than taking him to Kathmandu.
Jumla agitation, protesters, Dr Govind KC

Security personnel and protesters at the premises of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, in Jumla, on Thursday, July 19, 2018. Photo: Pritam Subedi

Dr KC is on a starvation strike protesting the Medical Education Bill in its present day form.

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