NC to raise Maoist victims’ demands

Kathmandu, January 3:

Nepali Congress leader Shobhakar Parajuli today said his party had taken the 15-point demands of the Association of the Victims of Maoist Atrocities Nepal very seriously.

Addressing a meeting of ASMAN members here today, Parajuli said the Nepali Congress would take initiative in fulfilling the association’s demands as soon as possible.

“We have been obstructing the functioning of the Constituent Assembly demanding that the seized properties of the people, including the Maoist victims, be returned,” he said, adding that the Nepali Congress will not allow the Constituent Assembly functioning unless such properties are returned to the owners. As a part of their protest programmes, the ASMAN has already submitted its memorandum to the party and parliamentary party offices of all the political parties, ASMAN’s general secretary Gopal Bahadur Shah said.

“Despite our serious attempts, no party has taken our concerns seriously,” Shah added.