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Sunday, January 01, 2006

from: LGBTNepal] A brutal attack against a Meti by Nepal Police
Year Eve 2006 by Nepal Police.

About 11PM on 31st December 2005, A Meti (effeminate cross dressing male), known as Trishala (Sagar Karki), about 25 years old, had been spotted by Police Van from ShoreKhutte Police Station and Trishala was brutally beaten.

Trishala was just going to Thamel to meet her other friends like her and celebrate New Year Eve where thousands of Nepalese from all shorts of walk celebrating in and around the streets of Thamel. A police van from ShoreKhutte Polic Station which was already waiting in front of "GO-GO Bar" near "Himalayan Java café" in Tridevi Marg in Thamel saw Trishala coming. Then a Policeman (Tall, Slim, mustache and fair complexion who looks like from Brahman or Chhetri cast) rushed to Trishla and started beating by a long bamboo baton calling her Chhakka, Hijra (derogatory terms for Homosexual/transgender). Trishala requested the policeman not to beat her, as she had done no crime. But he continued beating on her backside and on her thighs saying all the Hijras must be killed. Trishala told the policeman if he didn't stop beating her up she would tell to the press about that beating. The Police man got even more furious and started beating her more brutally. Her right hand has been swollen and bruised badly, may be broken. Trishala then some how escaped and ranway back home without celebrating New Year Eve. Later on no other Metis were allowed to stay in Thamel area, they were chased and/or forced to leave the Thamel area by the Shore Khutte Policemen.

Blue Diamond Society denounced such kind of systematic brutal attack against the Marginalized community, Metis in Nepal and condemns the degrading action from the Nepal Police who supposed to protect the citizens.

Blue Diamond Society calls UN and other National and International Human Rights organization to take action against the police so that Police Officers who are supposed to protect the citizens of the country must not be able to commit such acts with impunity from the law they are here to uphold.

Sunil B Pant
January 1 2006


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