Friday, 19 August 2016

Govt to provide Rs 1 million each to families of Madhes and declared martyrs

Posted by Anup Baral | August 19, 2016 :
The Cabinet on Thursday decided to provide Rs 1 million each to families of those who died during the months-long anti-Constitution protest in the Tarai-Madhes region of Nepal. The Cabinet decided that such 52 victims also include 11 security personnel. Meanwhile, the government also formed a seven-member commission to investigate into violent incidents occurred during the protests. Former Supreme Court Justice Girish Chanda Lal heads the Commission while other members would be appointed later.
Earlier, before electing CPN Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal the Prime Minister, the coalition partners CPN MC and Nepali Congress had signed a deal with the agitating Federal Alliance and the United Democratic Madhesi Front, in which they had agreed to provide relief to families of the Madhes unrest victims and form a commission to probe into the violent incidents during the protest. Meanwhile, the Cabinet approved the concerned ministry’s proposal to prepare a bill to hold local body elections. The meeting also assigned Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Karki to work as the government spokesperson.

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