CHITWAN — CPN (Maoist Center) Chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal has once again called the Bandarmudhe incident the ‘greatest mistake’ made during the people’s war (decade-long armed conflict) between the government and the then CPN-Maoist.
The Maoist Supremo said during an interaction programme organised by the Bandarmudhe Support Committee here today that he held the moral and political responsibility to work for the relief of the survivors.
“Now the country has a strong government and it provides a ground for implementing the past agreements reached with the survivors,” he said, adding that works were on progress to enforce the three-point agreement he signed with the survivors during the recent election campaign.
He made it clear that there is no debate regarding the decision of the erstwhile government to give the status of martyrs to those killed in the Bandarmudhe blast. The Maoist Center Chair pledged to come up with programmes of relief for the survivors.
As many as 38 people had lost their lives while 72 were left mutilated in a bomb blast on a passenger bus on June 6, 2005. The bus had come under an electric ambush placed by the then rebelling CPN Maoist at Bandarmudhe of Chitwan.
On the occasion, Bandarmudhe Victims’ Struggle Committee chair Mukti Neupanne, and members Maina Lamichhane and Bishwanath Poudel demanded free treatment to those injured who have been living with the effects of blast and clear information about relief assistance raised in the name of Bandarmudhe survivors.
Meantime, during his interactions with people’s representatives at Madi earlier today, leader Dahal who is also the federal parliament member from here (Chitwan 3) said the Chitwan National Park had proved a ‘curse’ for the Chitwan folks. The former Prime Minister assured of his initiations to amend the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act- 1973 (2029 BS).
He underlined the need of amending the act to provide justice to the Chitwan people.
Madi Municipality mayor Thakur Dhakal, deputy mayor Tara Kumari Mahato, CPN (UML) town in-charge Naradmani Poudel and District Coordination Committee member Chudamani Mahato apprised Dahal about local problems.Follow @gorkhapost
Dozen injured as police baton charge protesters
JUMLA — Police resorted to baton charge after intense protests from students and locals on Thursday in suuport od agitating Dr Govind KC at Karnali Academy of Health Science premises.
The government has prewpared to airlift Dr Govinda KC, who has been staging a hunger strike at Karnali Academy of Health Sciences in Jumla, adn sent a speicial team anf Nepal Army helicopter from Nepalgunf.
Protests then have erupted at the vicinity of the institution.
The Karnali province government official’s team had reached KAHS to make preparation to send Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu for medical treatment, forcefully, if necessary.
Karnali CM and Law Minister were barred from seeing the agitating doctor by the students inside the hospital premises and were met with protest outside as they were exiting the academy.
Meanwhile, over a dozen students and doctors have been injured in the police lathicharge. Students as well as locals are protesting against the government’s move to airlift Dr KC to Kathmandu demanding the government to carry out talks and fulfil Dr KC’s demand in Jumla itself, before taking him to Kathmandu.
The security personnel have also misbehaved with the members of media and threatened to vandalise their equipment if they took photographs of the incident.
After dozens being injured, Dr KC has agreed to come to Kathmandu.Follow @gorkhapost