Bamjan’s followers, cops clash

Bamjan’s followers, cops clash

 Citizenship demanded for Buddha Boy

Added At:  2012-06-12 10:59 PM

   Last Updated At: 2012-06-12 10:59 PM

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HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

PATHLAIYA: Tension ran high, when followers of Ram Bahadur Bamjan, also known to be the reincarnation of Lord Buddha, clashed with riot police in Bara, Pathlaiya-Nijgadh road section today.

Bamjan’s supporters had staged a sit-in and halted vehicular movement in the highway blaming the administration for not issuing Bamjan his citizenship certificate in the name of Bodhi Shrawan Dharma Sangh, a group said to be formed for his protection.

The situation grew tense when locals of Dumarwan-7, Piluwa, charged the protesters with sticks for obstructing the highway in the name of fulfilling their demand.

Some protesters have been injured due to police baton charge.

Police impounded half a dozen motorcycles and more than 50 bicycles of the demonstrators.

Hundreds of security personnel were mobilised to dismiss the sit-in of around 300 protestors.

They had also obstructed vehicular movement on Saturday for four hours in the same place.

Later, vehicular movement resumed after agreement was reached on holding discussion between protestors and representatives of Area Administration Office in District Administration office.

Chief District Officer Birendra Kumar Yadav said the protestors did not come for dialogue but to stage another sit-in.

“Their demand was against the law. We cannot give citizenship card ignoring the legal process,” he said.

Bamjan’s birth certificate was issued in the name of Ramlal on April 21,1995 but his followers have been demanding his citizenship be made in the Sangh’s name, for which they have even made a duplicate birth registration certificate in the name of ‘Dharma Sangh’.

Bamjan’s family have lodged complaint expressing dissatisfaction with the Sangh. Police have not taken action against the VDC staff who helped issue fake birth certificate.

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a true teacher must respect the laws of the land. he is not above the law of any country. What happened to his world peace when he is causing others to be placed in danger and harmed. Notice it is primarily the poor and the destitute that he got doing his evil for him. Through ugly means, he is trying to illegally obtain papers. Is that not immoral and unjust? That is why you must never follow anyone. Jason Thomas, USA

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Bamjan’s boys go unruly, beat up journos

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Bamjan’s boys go unruly, beat up journos

Added At:  2012-03-22 12:08 AM

   Last Updated At: 2012-03-22 12:08 AM

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

PATHLAIYA: Volunteers attending to Ram Bahadur Bamjan, who is said to be meditating in the Halkhoriya jungle area of Bara since 2005, today beat up five journalists.

Bibhu Adhikari of News 24 TV, Resham Tiwari of NTV, Prakash Lamsal of Image Channel, Binod Pyakurel of TTV and Basant Khatiwada of the Mofasal Dot Com Weekly fell victim to the wrath of the aides of Bamjan, who is also nicknamed Buddha Boy.

Following the attack, the journalists rushed to an Armed Police Force camp in Piluwa. “We were filming Bamjan’s sermon but suddenly his aides attacked us and seized our cameras,” said Adhikari.

Police had reached Halkhoriya after the incident, but they too were barred from entering the site where Bamjan was giving his sermon. Police, however, managed to get journalists’ cameras back.

 

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