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Nepali Congress demands investigation on Panchthar carnage

KATHMANDU: The main opposition Nepali Congress, (NC) has demanded the government to conduct serious investigation into the Panchthar carnage. Nine persons from two families were killed en masse at Arubote of Miklajung rural municipality of Panchthar district.

The NC, taking the incident seriously, has sent party representatives to take stock of the situation. The party has sent Spokesperson Bishwo Prakash Sharma, central member Bhishma Raj Angdambe, and Panchthar district president of the party Narendra Kerung Limbu to Miklajung, Panchthar.

Issuing a press release, party office chief secretary Krishna Prasad Poudel said the NC was deeply grieved, and wished eternal peace to the departed souls and extended condolences to the entire village.

Party concerned over Nurses’ agitation

The NC has further said its attention was drawn seriously towards the agitation launched by nurses for over ten days, demanding professional rights, safety and minimum wage and incentives. NC expressed worry why the State failed to address nurses’ demands.

“It is worrying that the demands of Jita Baral, who is staging a hunger strike for two weeks, are not addressed,” the press release mentioned, adding that her health condition was deteriorating.

Meanwhile, Chief Whip of the party, Balkrishna Khand, said the government must be serious to save the life of agitating nurse Baral. The demands need to be addressed via dialogue between the government and agitating side, he underscored.

Published Date: Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | 08:15 AM

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