Govt to establish high-level commission to probe Balkumari incident

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Kathmandu: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal announced on Sunday a significant step in response to the tragic events at Balkumari. Engaging in discussions with key leaders from ruling parties, he disclosed plans to establish a high-level commission, in accordance with the Commission of Inquiry Act 2026, to thoroughly investigate the incident.

Nepali Congress Chief Whip Ramesh Lekhak, who actively participated in the discussions, revealed, “The Cabinet meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning will officially form the commission.” He emphasized that the commission, chaired by a former judge, is poised to commence its investigative work promptly, starting from tomorrow.

The incident in question transpired last Friday in Balkumari, Lalitpur, where two young men lost their lives during a protest against the allegedly excessive use of force by the police.

The protest originated from youths who, having failed the Korean language test required for shipbuilding jobs, demonstrated outside the EPS Korea branch in Gwarko. The protestors advocated for the opportunity to fill the language test form for production work, highlighting a broader issue within the EPS-Korean language testing process.