Women’s group holds protest rally

Kathmandu, January 10

Women Security Pressure Group Nepal today accused the government of failing to check growing corruption, artificial price hike and black-marketing in the country.

The group took out a protest rally in the capital tying black bands around their foreheads. They also accused the government of not taking any serious measures to provide relief to the people suffering due to the blockade imposed by the agitating Madhes-based parties.

People have been pushed into difficulties due to the blockade, the ongoing agitation in the plains and black-marketing of essential commodities, said chairperson of the group, Sabitri Thapa.

Consumers’ Forum Chair Prem Lal Maharjan said people had great expectations from the current government but it failed to even ensure supplies of daily essentials.

He called on the government to seek a solution to the ongoing Madhes agitation through talks and urged the agitating parties to lift the blockage, which has caused a humanitarian crisis in the country.

The group said it is planning to submit a memorandum to the government.