Kathmandu, August 20:

Around 100 victims of the Maoist atrocities today staged a two-hour sit-in in front of the ministers’ quarters to draw the ministers’ attention towards their 15-point charter of demands.

Bhoj Raj Timilsina, coordinator of the struggle committee of the Maoist Victims’ Association (MVA), said they started the protest from 8 am. “There was no police intervention, as the protest was peaceful,” he said.

“Though we staged the demonstration in front of the ministers’ quarters, no minister paid attention towards our programme,” he added. Timilsina said they would stage another sit-in in front of the PM’s residence on August 22 and it would be continued at the Office of the High Commi-ssioner for Human Rights on August 24 and at the UN House on August 27.

“The government’s ignorance has forced us to organise protest programmes,” he further said.

The MVA submitted a 15-point demands to the Prime Minister on February 27, demanding food and rehabilitation, compensation to the family of dead, treatment of the injured, and making public the names of the disappeared persons. But the government has not responded to their demands.