Protesting BPKIHS staffers held

Protesting BPKIHS staffers held

May 30, 2014-

Police on Friday arrested 60 employees of the Dharan-based BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences who had been staging a hunger strike in front of the hospital for the past four days demanding their allowance and salary as increased by the government for its employees last year.

Police said they resorted to the move as the agitators violated the Supreme Court’s order not to stage any kinds of demonstration in the hospital area. In response of a writ filed by local resident Raj Kumar BK, the apex court had issued an interim order two days ago asking the employees not to stage any kind of protest in the emergency area of the hospital.

Later, some other 200 employees reached the Area Police Office and demanded that police should arrest them as well. They also chanted slogans against hospital officials, including the vice-chancellor, director and registrar, and demanded their resignation.

The Employee Welfare Society, a union of the hospital staffers, has demanded unconditional release of the arrested employees.

Published: 31-05-2014 09:14

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