KATHMANDU — Following the Kabul bomb attack that killed 13 Nepali nationals, the government has imposed a ban on employment for Nepali workers in the four conflict-ravaged countries including Afghanistan on Thursday.
A Cabinet meeting held Thursday evening decided to postpone issuing labour permits for Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria till a further notice.
“Until the government takes another decision on the matter, Nepali workers won’t be permitted to work in the four nations,” Minister for Information and Communications Sher Dhan Rai said.
The meeting also decided to give Rs 1 million compensation to family of each victim of the Monday tragedy, according to Rai.
“The meeting has also decided to make necessary arrangements to bring back Nepali nationals from Afghanistan who want to return home in the wake of the bomb attack,” said Minister Rai.
“The government has also decided to ask the Afghanistan government to immediately investigate the attack and make the details public,” said Minister Rai.
The government has also decided to ask the Canadian government for its official statement about the attack. The Canadian government has not issued any statement so far.Follow @gorkhapost
Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded
BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.
The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.
Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.
Transportation has also been halted.
Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.
Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.
The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.
Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.
Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.Follow @gorkhapost