Kathmandu: The US embassy in Kathmandu has expressed commitment to addressing hate and discrimination and working with Nepal to promote human rights for all people. The statement issued by the embassy on Wednesday recalls the killings of deaths of Nabaraj Bishwakarma (BK), Ganesh Budha Magar, Tikaram Nepali, Lokendra Sunar, Govinda Shahi, and Sanju BK on May 23 in Soti village of Chaurjahari Municipality in Rukum (West), and the murder of George Floyd on May 25 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
“The shared grief and outrage we feel about their deaths does not diminish,” the embassy has said. “Worldwide, discrimination disenfranchises minorities, tears apart societies, and at its worst, puts the lives of the most vulnerable at risk. In the United States, Nepal, and around the world, we remain committed to addressing hate and discrimination and to working with our Nepali partners to promote human rights for all people.”
George Floyd, a Black man, died in May 2020 after being handcuffed and pinned to the ground by Minneapolis police officers. The incident had triggered nationwide protests in the US.
On May 23, Nabaraj BK, 24, along with a group of his friends from Jajarkot, were killed and their bodies thrown into the Bheri River. BK had gone to Soti village of Chaurjahari Municipality in Rukum West to bring his girlfriend home as a bride.
Like in the US, the murder of BK had also caused outrage and street protests in Nepal.