transdada

poetics, time, body disruption and marginally queer solutions

Sunday, July 25, 2004

Why Nepal Police is assaulting/torturing Sexual
Minorities in Nepal regularly?
by sunil pant

I am writing this mail to inform you about the brutal assault and rape against 4 Metis (cross dressing males) by Nepal Police in Kathmandu, Nepal, on the
early morning of 25th July 2004.

Jaya Bahadur Lama (Hetauda City), 28, Ramesh Lama (Hetauda City), 20, Binod (Butwal city), 22 and Madan (Melamchi), 17 living in Kathmandu, all of them are
surviving by selling sex. They were walking at 3.30 am in the evening near Jamal, central Kathmandu. After a while a guy harassed the Metis after they refuse to go
with him for sex. So the guy started abusing them verbally and Metis also started shouting at him. At that moment, night patrolling police van (blue coloured vehicle, No: 2348) arrived. The police started forcing the Metins to get into the police van after the police recognised them as Metis. There were 5 policemen under the influence of alcohol and 3 street guys already in the police van.

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