DV victims call 2-day Valley bandh against US visa regime

Kathmandu, September 26:

American DV Victims Association (ADVVA) has called a Valley bandh on September 27 and 28 against the American DV visa system.

Alleging that the American DV visa has unnecessarily victimised them and baselessly rejected their visa applications after making them spend huge amount of money, they have called the bandh for the closure of the DV system in Nepal and asked for necessary compensation from the embassy to all the DV victims and demanded the end to all American interference in Nepal.

Ghanshyam Basyal, president of the ADVVA, said that about 500 victims will be placed in different stations in the Valley to call the bandh. “We are hopeful that the people will support our plea for justice.”

“The American embassy has cheated us,” said Basyal, adding: “First, they rejected our visa baselessly and later on when we conducted variously protest programmes for justice, the then envoy Moriarty vowed to review our cases; but almost five months have passed without any positive indication.”

The DV victims started their protest programmes from October 2006.