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Nepali embassy in US says following incidents of attacks against people of Asian origin


The Embassy of Nepal in Washington has said it is following recent incidents across the United States involving violent attacks against people of Asian origin, including the horrific shooting in Atlanta in which eight people lost their lives and an assault on a Nepali Uber driver in San Francisco.

Issuing a statement on Monday, the embassy said it expresses deepest sympathies to those who have been impacted by these incidents.

“Violence and discrimination of any kind against any racial group are condemnable,” said the embassy. “We trust that the relevant US authorities will conduct thorough investigations into these incidents and perpetrators will be brought to justice in due course of time.”

The Nepali embassy’s statement comes just as the United States expressed its concern about the rise of violence against Asians and people of Asian descent.

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is concerned about the rise of violence against Asians and people of Asian descent globally during the Covid-19 pandemic, a US spokesman said on Monday, according to Reuters.

The UN statement does not single out any countries, but it came after a shooting in Atlanta earlier this month in which of the eight people dead, six were Asian-American women.

Published : March 24, 2021

By : The Kathmandu Post / ANN