Two Nepali students caught up in intensifying protests in Hong Kong have been arrested by Police in the former British territory.
Jenny Rai and Rosemary Limbu were arrested during protests on Tuesday to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party. They are reportedly being kept at Hunghom and Cheg Sa police stations.
The Hong Kong protest against the extradition bill broke out in June with violent clashes with Police using tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper spray. Many protesters ended up injured.
Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities Hong Kong said the students’ families have not been permitted to visit the detainees even after 36 hours. It demanded that the students be treated as per international law, and also encouraged Nepalis to stay away from illegal activities.
In August, fake notices and death threats were sent to workers from India, Pakistan and Nepal warning them not to take part in protests.