Nepal Police Attack & Beat Gay Demonstrators
July 6, 2004
By 365Gay.com Newscenter Staff
Kathmandu—Police in Kathmandu,
the capital of Nepal rushed a peaceful demonstration of gays seeking equal
rights beating the protestors and dispersing the crowd.
The demonstration, in front of the Himalayan nation’s
Parliament, the Singha Durbar, had been organized by the Blue Diamond Society,
a gay rights group.
The protestors had gathered to submit a petition to the
Prime Minister calling for an end to laws against gay sex and for civil
Police guarding the building told the group the Prime
Minister was gone for the day and that the building was closed. According to
members of Blue Diamond the police then pulled out their billy clubs and began
beating the group yelling that protests in front of Parliament was illegal.
Nepal has been rocked in recent months by a communist
Blue Diamond has demanded a thorough investigation of
violence against the sexual minorities by the police and other parties calling
on the authorities to punish the perpetrators.
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