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Investigation by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in Nepal into the Violent Incidents in Kapilvastu, Rupandehi and Dang Districts of 16-21 September
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OHCHR is releasing this report following the election of a Constituent Assembly. The report is published in the spirit of providing information and recommendations that may help prevent violence from recurring and at a time that is conducive for constructive and forward-looking engagement between the Nepali Government, district authorities and civil society on the issues addressed by OHCHR. This report focuses primarily on events in Kapilvastu between 16-21 September 2007 and examines the most serious incidents, the context, and the response of the authorities, as well as measures taken by civil society and local authorities to restore calm and communal trust. The outbreak of violence in Kapilvastu illustrates how easily underlying tensions and State neglect can result in violence. Fourteen people were killed and at least nine people injured between 16 and 21 September 2007 in violence that followed the murder of Mohit Khan, a local Muslim landowner who was also a former long-time Nepali Congress (NC) party member and former member of the vigilante group Pratikar Samiti.1 Several thousand people were displaced as a result, and there was widespread looting and destruction of property.

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UNOHCHR ,   (2007 )
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Press Release in English
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HUMAN SETTLEMENT, CIVIL SOCIETY, COMMISSION, VIOLENCE
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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01.01.00  -  Political Conditions, Institutions, Movements
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