Appeal: Dr. CK Raut attacked by police




Re: Dr. CK Raut head and arm injury from brutal police suppression in Jhapa district of Nepal; Physicians treating Dr. Raut fast in Nepal Police custody, One hospitalised

2015 April 14

Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC)
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel: +(852) 2698 6339
Fax: +(852) 2698 6367

Dear Sir:

Re: Dr. CK Raut head and arm injury from brutal police suppression in Jhapa district of Nepal; Physicians treating Dr. Raut fast in Nepal Police custody, One hospitalised

On April 4th, Nepal Police intervened in a peaceful mass assembly of Madheshi people around 2:00pm in Rajgadh Bazaar of Jhapa district, and used excessive force on Dr. CK Raut, the central coordinator of the Alliance of Independent Madhesh, and his supporters. Dr. Raut sustained head and shoulder injury, and 18 other people were injured too, from indiscriminate baton-charge by Nepal Police.  Dr Raut was hospitalised in Mechi Hospital by Nepal Police and after release at midnight, he was again admitted to the private Nobel Hospital in Biratnagar. Local women and shopkeepers were thrashed too, and 61 were taken into custody by police. Thousands of supporters who came from villages to participate in the peaceful assembly were harassed by the police on their way. Anyone with dark complexion who looked like Madheshi people were detained, harassed and physically manhandled by the Nepal police. The people targeted by Nepal Police include a large number of indigenous people called Rajbanshis, Tharus and Santhals, who typically have dark skin.

On April 5th, peaceful protests with black masks and ribbons were organised against brutal police suppression on Dr. Raut and his supporters throughout Madhesh and Kathmandu. During the protest, eight people were arrested from Morang district on April 5th at 5:45 PM. Among them three were released, but physicians treating Dr. Raut and supporters who brought injured Dr Raut to hospital were kept in the custody, torturued, and later fake public offence cases were filed against them. They include Dr. Sanjay Sah, MD, Dr. Parameshwar Murmu, Anjay Mishra, Chhotelal Soren and Saroj Sharma.


For still keeping in the custody without any reason and torturing, they have started fast in the police custody since 12th April. The condition of Dr. Murmu has been serious and he has been admitted to a hospital by the police. They have not been allowed to meet even family members, and even human-right defenders have been refused any access to them by police.


Alliance for Independent Madhesh (AIM) is an alliance of Madheshi people, activists, parties and various organizations working for the independence of Madhesh, through non-violent and peaceful means following the principles of Buddha, Gandhi and Mandela. The alliance advocates an end to Nepali colonization, racism, slavery and discrimination imposed on Madheshis. It stands for three pillars: (a) Independent Madhesh (b) Democratic System, and (c) Peaceful and Non-violent Means.


Acknowledging that the rights to freedom of speech, movement, peaceful assembly and association are the fundamental rights of all human beings everywhere, as also mandated by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, of which Nepal is a signatory, we expect acknowledgement and assurance of our rights from the state and its agencies. We also appeal to all the state and non-state agencies, human-rights organisations, journalists, political parties, diplomats and international communities to oppose any violation of human rights by the state and its agencies.



Asst. Prof. Kailash Mahato

Sub-Coordinator Alliance for Independent Madhesh

Phone: +977-9847038322



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[In picture: Dr. Sanjay Sah, MD (leftmost) and Dr. Parameshwar Murmu (rightmost) treating injured Dr. Raut in Nobel Hospital in Biratnagar. Both of them are on fast in the police custody.]