September 3, 2020
The locals have become aggressive while police opposed mass gathering during Rato Machindranath procession. This is the most important festivals where especially the Newar community of Kathmandu Valley gives more value of its celebration which was postponed many times due to Covid-19.
Today, on Thursday, a serious clash broke out between local youths and police while the chariot procession of Rato Machindranath is taken out defying the prohibitory order. Later, the clash was settled by enforcing to stop the procession. Police were beaten by the youth and police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse the crowd. Like in mass movement local youths throw stones at the police personnel for obstructing the chariot procession.
This is the time where the entire human in the word are very alert for health as Covid-19 case is very breaking its record. Nepal government and many locals government are imposing lockdown, shut down, seal, prohibitory order whatsoever needed. But as this community gives high cultural values, they have conducted it after waiting for a long time. At present, the youths pulled the chariot from Pulchowk to Dhama: Falcha Pati and many security personnel have been mobilized.