Metis file case against Nepal Police following
Four members of Blue Diamond Society – Julie, Josma, Sunil Sunwar and Suraj (meti names) – have filed a case against Police Inspector Prem Bahadur Malla and Sub Inspector Kuver Chand along with other unidentified police officers who were patrolling in a mobile Police van on 31 Chaitre 2061 (13 April 2005) around 11.30 pm in Kantipath, near Thamel. The police assaulted the metis, who were en route to Thamel having been to a party at Blue Diamond Society's office to celebrate the Nepali New Year. The charges are physical assault and beating. The case was filed at Kathmandu District Court on 19 April 2005. This is the first time that Blue Diamond Society and metis have filed a case in court against the police. The hearing will be on 16 May 2005. We call upon your support in solidarity.
Sunil B. Pant
Blue Diamond Society