Target: President of Nepal, Dr. Ram Baran Yadav
Goal: Educate the remote areas of Nepal on the immorality and illegality of human sacrifices to put an end to this horrific ritual.
Recently, a young boy was found dead with his throat slit on the outskirts of a village in southwest Nepal. The 10-year-old boy had been missing for three days prior to the discovery of his body. A Nepalese man confessed to killing the young boy in a religious human sacrifice ritual, which he reportedly believed would save his sick son. Although human sacrifice is not commonly practiced in Nepal, residents in some remote areas of Nepal are suspected to still believe in the religious powers of human sacrifice. The government of Nepal must educate the residents of these remote areas on the immorality and illegality of human sacrifices to put an end to this horrendous practice.
The murdered 10-year-old boy was playing with his friends when Kodai Harijan, the man who first confessed to the murder, reportedly lured the boy away from friends and took him to a temple on the outskirts of the village. At the temple, a group of individuals performed a ritual and then allegedly slit the boy’s throat in a nearby field. Harijan stated that he was recommended to carry out the murder by a village shaman in order to cure his own sick son, whom he believed was afflicted by ghostly spirits. Altogether 11 people, including the shaman, were arrested for involvement in the murder. It is believed that the same group may have been responsible for the disappearance of another young boy from the area a year prior to this incident.
By signing the petition below, you are urging the President of Nepal to work toward educating the remote areas of Nepal on the immorality and illegality of human sacrifices. Even though human sacrifice is not commonly practiced, instances of this practice do arise occasionally in Nepal and surrounding areas, and efforts to completely stop this practice must be initiated.
Dear Dr. Ram Baran Yadav,
I am writing to you on account of the murder of 10-year-old Jivan Kohar, who was allegedly killed in a religious human sacrifice ritual. Jivan’s parents and other family members must be devastated to learn of his death and of the method his attackers used to kill him. No parent should have to hear of the death of their child, and hopefully Jivan and his family will be given the justice they deserve for this horrific crime.
Please look into educating residents in remote areas of Nepal who might still believe in the religious powers of human sacrifices and may be influenced to practice the ritual. Although human sacrifice incidents are rare, they are still occurring in Nepal, and education may be the best preventative measure to stop the rituals from continuing to occur.
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