Is shoe- attack on Prachanda a rumor?

Biratnagar, January 31

A photo of shoe-throwing on chairperson of Nepal communist party Puspa Kamal Dahal went viral on social media on Saturday morning.  

Protest assembly staged against the dissolution of the House of the Representative was addressed by Prachanda, Madav Kumar Nepal and Jhalanath Khanal last Friday.

A rumor of shoe attacks on Prachanda got attention when it was posted in the social media. However, no shoe was thrown on him. He was being assisted to descend from the stage after the protest rally ended.  

A picture of being assisted to Prachada by one of the security personnel was just displayed as rumor. A Security personnel assigned for his protection claims that it was just rumor and no shoes have been thrown on Prachada.

“A small metal ladder was constricted. We thought it would have relieved uneasiness if we could assist him while he was descending from the stage” Said Azam Parvez, a local leader of the National Youth Association.

 Santosh Khadka, Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Morang claims that there was no shoe attack.  “The rumor is groundless” he said,” It is just rumor and no attempts of shoe attack have been made on him”