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Three people arrested on charges of cow slaughtering

The Nepal Weekly
August 29, 2023

Police on Saturday evening arrested three people including 29 year old Ramesh Nepali from Shuklagandaki Municipality of Tanhu district on charges of cow slaughtering.

The police arrested Ramesh on the basis of a tip off from his own garden while he was slaughtering the cow he himself had been rearing at his home, informed Nepal Police on Sunday. Slaughtering of the cow, being a national animal, is legally punishable in Nepal as per the country’s law. The police initiated further investigation into the matter.

Meanwhile, eastern Nepal’s Dharan Sub-metropolitan City remained tense on Friday and Saturday after different pro-Hindu groups organized protest rallies over the issue of constructing a church near a Hindu temple in Dharan and a controversy involving a picture shared by some unknown group about eating flesh of a bull in social media. However, the posting on social media turned to be a fake one.

The act sparked concerns among the Hindu community across the country. Thousands of pro-Hindu activists organized peaceful rally demanding action against those responsible for killing cow in Dharan on Saturday despite 24 hour prohibitory orders imposed by the local administrative body effective from Friday mid-night to maintain law and order.

In the mean time, Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Narayan Kaji Shrestha has urged one and all to keep up the inter-community and religious tolerance.

Addressing a press meet organized by Press Center Nepal, Parsa chapter, in Parsa district, Sunday, he called for maintaining the unity in diversity since Nepal’s identity is a nation with multi-ethnic, multi-linguistic and multi-cultural identities. DPM Shrestha also warned that the government would take action as per the existing laws and the constitution against those undermining the social harmony and disturbing its unity.