NBCF’s Tarai bandh called off

KATHMANDU: The government talks team and agitating Nepal Backward Class Federation today reached an agreement, ending the indefinite Tarai strike called by the backward class federation.

The NBCF called off the indefinite Tarai strike with immediate effect after the government talks team led by Peace Minister Rakam Chemjong promised to fulfil the demands put forth by the NBCF within a month.

Normal life in the Tarai region had been crippled for a week due to the strike.

The NBCF were demanding the immediate implementation of the five-point accord reached between the then government and the NBCF some months ago.

Speaking to mediapersons after the meeting, Minister Chemjong

said the government was ready to implement the five-point accord reached between the previous government and the NBCF.

According to the agreement reached between the two sides today, the government would form a committee within a month to work for the uplift of the backward community.

Ministry of Local Development has already allocated a budget for the formation of the committee.

The government also assured to provide treatment for the NBCF activists who were injured in the week-long Tarai strike and the gradual release of NBCF activists who were arrested during the protest. According to the NBCF, the government had detained more than 300 of their cadres form several districts.

Speaking to this daily, Ram Chandra Prasad Barna Lal, leader of NBCF said, “If the government fails to fulfil our demands within a month, we will launch another agitation to pressure the government to fulfil our demands.”