24 hurt as Bamjan supporters clash with locals

“BARA, JUN 12 – Twenty-four people were injured in a clash between local people and followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, aka the Buddha boy, at Piluwa in Bara district on Tuesday.

The fight broke out after the Piluwa residents tried to clear obstructions placed by Bajman’s followers along the East West Highway to press the government to provide a diplomatic passport to Bamjan by recognising his status as a ‘religious guru’.”

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24 hurt as Bamjan supporters clash with locals

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BARA, JUN 12 – Twenty-four people were injured in a clash between local people and followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, aka the Buddha boy, at Piluwa in Bara district on Tuesday.

The fight broke out after the Piluwa residents tried to clear obstructions placed by Bajman’s followers along the East West Highway to press the government to provide a diplomatic passport to Bamjan by recognising his status as a ‘religious guru’.

It is learnt that the local youths intervened in the demonstration after Bajman’s followers started smashing up parked vehicles.

Police personnel from Simara, Nijgadh and Jitpur sent to clear the traffic obstruction charged batons and lobbed teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators. Police also fired a few rounds in the air.

Twelve security personnel were injured when Bajman’s followers clashed with them.

Police said the injured were taken to Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital in Birgunj for treatment.

Witnesses said the followers of Bajman who were armed with sticks started protesting since early morning and did not pay heed to locals’ request to not create any inconvenience to the public. Eventually, the local people decided to retaliate.

The police also confiscated 36 bicycles, seven motorcycles and a tractor used by Bamjan’s followers.

 

Posted on: 2012-06-12 10:27

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