Christian community demand security in wake of shooting and arson attack


KATHMANDU, April 19: The Federation of National Christian, Nepal (FNCN) has demanded action against the culprit of the shooting of its member at Laitpur as well as security for the Christian community across the country.

Federation’s Santosh Khadka was shot at by an unidentified group of people on April 16 while he was returning home from office at Manbhawan, Lalitpur. His condition is critical, according to Federation.

Organizing a press conference at Reporters’ Club Nepal on Wednesday, the Federation’s Chairperson CB Gahatraj has expressed his discontent over the cavalier attitude of the security bodies and the human right activists over the incident.

Chair Gahatraj warned of nationwide agitation if the government continues to turn deaf ear to their plea for safety and security of the Christian community and punitive action against the culprit.

Similarly, an unidentified group conducted an arson attack on Dhobighat church on April 18 where three vehicles were set ablaze, according to the Federation.

Issuing a press statement, the Federation has demanded with the government to ensure their safety.