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Nepal’s lawmakers demand fair probe for killing of nine people in Eastern Nepal

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s lawmakers have demanded the government to carry out a fair probe into an incident that ended in the killings of nine people in Panchthar, Eastern Nepal last night and find out the guilty.

Speaking in a zero hour of the Lower House session today, Pushpa Bhusal expressed her tributes to those murdered in the incident, seeking proper treatment and protection of a girl who managed to escape the death.

Nine people of two families were murdered by (an) unidentified people in the incident. Devendra Raj Kandel sought the Home Minister’s reply about it publicly.

Tek Bahadur Basnet informed the session that three people had died in the forest fire spread in Salyan from May 10 to 17 which also caused a huge property loss. He demanded relief to the bereaved families, compensation to the affected and the proper treatment of the injured.

Dilendra Prasad Badu demanded intervention in the increasing influence of ‘middle persons’ in vegetables business.

Dev Prasad Gurung questioned about the consequence of an international military exercise underway in Nepal in the world scenario marked by mutual mistrust among superpower nations.

Namita Kumari Chaudhary drew the attention of the government to the killing of women by burning in Sarlahi and sought justice to her while Naradmuni Rana Tharu urged the government to ensure proper arrangement for the treatment of sickle cell anemia, a hereditary disease prevalent in the Tharu community in western Nepal.

Nepali Congress chief whip Bal Krishna Khand urged the government to address the demands of agitating nurses and teachers, seeking professional rights while Parbati DC Chaudhary expressed her concerns over the use of police force in the peaceful agitation of nurses.

Published Date: Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | 03:34 PM

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