Nepal Police arrested 18 persons including social activisits from Kathmandu for protesting against the government's action on June 11.
The Police took under control the social activisits from near the Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's residence while they were staging peaceful protest against the government's recent move to grant affiliation to a disputed medical college. Granting affiliation to the college was on hold after the criticism and protests initially launched by Dr. Govinda KC and his supporters which later drew the attention of civil society members gathering solidarity against commercialization of medical education.
The protest is a part of a campaign named Broad Citizen Protest ongoing in the capital city against the government's every unconstitutional move in recent days.
Freedom Forum condemns the arrest of demonstrators as it is violation of freedom of assembly and peaceful protest. Because the constitution has guaranteed citizens right to freedom of assembly , every citizen has right to protest peacefully.
The activists were released later in the evening.
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