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‘Disqualified’ combatants threaten to attack leaders if their demands go unheard

KATHMANDU:
Unveiling the further protest programs to press their demands, Former Maoist combatants, who were deemed ‘disqualified’ during the UNMIN verification process, have threatened to bring the programs of physically attacking the leaders if their demands go unheard. Incharge of the Maoist former combatants Sagar Limbu accused Maoist Chairperson Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ of being indifferent towards their demands. “If our demands are not heard, we will bring the protest programs to physically attack the leaders,” Limbu said during a press conference organized in Kathamndu by the ‘unqualified’ combatants. They have also made their further protest programs public in order to press the concerned stake holders to fulfill their eight-point demand. According to the protest programs, the discharged former combatants will enforce a transport strike for one hour and picket the party offices of the major four parties tomorrow morning, and encircle the Supreme Court on Saturday.

The disqualified Maoist former combatants have demanded, among other things, that the disqualified tag given them be removed, financial package commensurate with that given to combatants who retired voluntarily be provided to them and the details of the expenses made in the name of the discharged combatants through the United Nations Peace Fund be made public.

Meanwhile, the discharged Maoist former combatants have staged a torch procession from Teenkune to New Baneswor of Kathmandu this evening in order to exert pressure on the sides concerned for the fulfillment of their demands.

Published Date: Thursday, December 6th, 2012 | 09:38 AM

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