Kathmandu, April 11:

The seven members of the American DV Victims Association (ADVVA) Nepal continued their fast-unto-death for the second day today.

Ghanshyam Basyal, president of ADVVA, said: “We did not receive any attention from the government or the embassy today. We reached the Ministry of Information and Communications and the Ministry of Physical Planning and Works to inform them about our condition, but we were not able to meet the ministers.”

The DV victims have been protesting for months alleging that the American Embassy rejected their diversity visa without sufficient grounds even after winning the DV lottery. They were on relay-fast from December 26 and started the fast-unto-death on April 10.

Yesterday, American Embassy spokesperson Sharon Hudson-Dean had clarified that no refund and ‘compensation’ could be made to the agitating diversity visa applicants.