Kathmandu, April 24
On the anniversary of last year’s devastating earthquake, Bibeksheel Nepali staged protests against delay in providing relief to the quake victims and reconstructing structures damaged in the tremblor.
A group of around 20 people dressed in black staged demonstration with slogan ‘Black pinda to PM’ this morning, when Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli was on his way to attend a function held to commemorate people who were killed when the Dharahara collapsed.
The demonstration was an effort to raise the urgent issue of delayed reconstruction efforts. “Pinda signifies the offering that is given to the dead.
We offered pinda to the prime minister as a silent protest against the government,” states a press statement issued by Bibeksheel Nepali.
Bibeksheel Nepali has been organising pressure campaign “Government! Where is Reconstruction?” for the last 25 days.
A version of this article appears in print on April 25, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.