Victims of Maoist insurgency warn to launch agitation
Victims of the Maoists' violence during the decade-long civil war in Nepal on Thursday threatened to launch an agitation if their demand for justice was not met soon.world Updated: Jul 02, 2009 17:32 IST
Victims of the Maoists' violence during the decade-long civil war in Nepal on Thursday threatened to launch an agitation if their demand for justice was not met soon.
The National Struggle Committee of Maoist Victims Association (MVA), an organisation seeking justice for the victims, today met Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and handed over a 15-point memorandum that asks for rehabilitation of the Maoist victims, compensation to those families whose kin were killed during the Maoists insurgency and medical treatment for the injured, among others.
The MVA warned to launch another movement if its demands were not fulfilled in 15 days, sources close to the prime minister said.
The victims have also asked the government to return the property the Maoists snatched from them during the decade-long conflict. The Maoists mainly targeted the cadres of Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, school teachers and also journalists during their "People's War".
The MVA has been carrying out various struggle programmes for a long time to pressure the government to meet the demands. However, the nine-month long Maoist-led government did not pay any attention to their demands.
Nearly 15,000 people including security personnel, Maoist cadres and general public were killed during the insurgency and thousands others sustained injuries.