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An innocent student in Pokhara became the victim of a clash between the students and security when on February First, a protest rally was staged in front of Prithbi Narayan Campus. The protest turned violent when students shouted slogans inside the campus and then led the procession towards a taxi stand where they burnt a motorcycle. This led the security forces to intervene. Gita KC was sitting in front of Kala Bhaban chatting with her friends. It was around 4PM when all the students started running towards the campus and I joined them also when I was shot suddenly, says 19-year old Gita who was hit on her right leg and is in hospital. To control the angry mob, the security force arrested about five-dozen students. They were all released after three days. Brigadier General Prakash Bahadur Basnet of the Royal Nepali Army (RNA), western division, said the security force would control any kind of anarchy. It is the responsibility of the security forces to stop any activity causing terror and infringement of the rights of others, he said. Although the students were released in a few days, the news was blown out of proportion by the time it reached the capital. The communication blackout meant that there was no way of stopping the rumours that spread like wildfire across the country, getting exaggerated along the way and was completely sensationalised in the Indian media.



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