Oct 16, 2018

Madhesh: Central Coordinator of Swatantra Madhes Gathabandhan Arrested

Following the crackdown on the Alliance for Independent Madhesh (AIM) two weeks ago, the authorities have now arrested Kailash Mahato, the Central Joint Coordinator of Swatantra Madhes Gathabandhan. Mr Mahato was giving a speech on Sunday 14th October when the police arrested him and 23 other activists. UNPO strongly condemns Nepali authorities’ activities against peaceful assembly and Madheshi people’s inalienable right to self-determination.

The article below was published by the Kathmandu Post:

Police arrested central joint coordinator of Swatantra Madhes Gathabandhan (CK Raut’s group) from Parasi in Western Nawalparasi on Sunday.

Kailash Mahato was giving a speech at Buddha chowk in district headquarters when police arrested him and 23 other leaders and cadres of the group. While cadres have been released, police has filed cases against Mahato and district coordinator Shree Krishna Yadav.

Police claimed Mahato is the second-tier leader of the Gathabandhan.


Photo courtesy of the Kathmandu Post