HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
DHADING: Kin of those killed or maimed after the powerful blast in the Capital two months ago today warned of taking to the streets if the government does not provide them relief.
Within days after the Babarmahal blast, the government had announced that it would provide Rs 1 million to each of the deceased’s family, who have now formed a struggle committee to pile pressure on officials to honour their promise.
“We will resort to agitation by halting vehicular movement along the Prithvi highway if the government does not mend its ways by May 4,” said the committee.
Krishna Bahadur Tamang and Man Bahadur Tamang of Baireni, Dhading, and Bir Bahadur Tamang of Bara were killed in the February 27-incident, which left Bir Bahadur’s son Som Bahadur and Krishna Bahadur’s father critically injured.
The struggle committee organised a press conference in Maheshdobhan, Baireni, today and demanded that their demands be met the earliest. Local representatives of political parties, civil society and mother’s groups have expressed solidarity with the victims’ families.
Kin of the victims said they are having a tough time making their ends meet as the explosion claimed bread winners of the family.
“I should have been the one to look after my family. But as I am wounded, I am the one who needs to be taken care of,” said Som Bahadur, who has been living with a shrapnel in one of