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PM pledges identity cards to insurgency period injured, and disabled

KATHMANDU: People, who were injured and disabled during the Maoist insurgency, have complained that they have not got identity cards, treatment and  their livelihood has been complicated.

They said that the government could not address their demands and added that they have wanted recognition of their contributions to the people’s war.

At a training organised by Injured and Disabled Fighters of People’s Revolt Forum Nepal, here today, they demanded that their demands should be rightfully addressed by the government taking it as a serious issue.

Chairman of the Forum, Dipendra Kumar Pun Magar, said that problems of injured and disabled are big but they are feeling that the republican government could not able to address their problems.

There is no actual data of the injured and disabled, identity cards could not been distributed to them, process of treatment is being complicated, they have to go to India and Hong Kong for treatment, said the forum chairman.

Inaugurating the training, Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, said that identity cards would be given to the injured and disabled and the government would determine the State facilities for them on the basis of the cards.

Prime Minister Bhattarai said that the government will make a policy for providing treatment to all the injured and disabled free of cost and addressing their needs.
He said that history will never forget those people who  had made contributions to make the people’s war  successful.

Stating that his government has carried out different works for the conflict victims including data collection of the injured, the Prime Minister expressed the commitments to moving ahead by correcting weaknesses seen on it.

On the occasion, Minister for Peace and Reconstruction, Top Bahadur Raymajhi, said that the government will work in a systematic way to provide facilities to the injured and disabled and added that arrangements for distributing identity cards to the disabled and injured will be made soon.

Likewise, Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, Badri Prasad Neupane, said that the Ministry has allocated Rs.1.5 million for the injured and disabled every year for the past few years and added that the amount could be increased if necessary. RSS

Published Date: Monday, July 23rd, 2012 | 06:38 AM

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