Flood-hit’s stir threat

Kathmandu, October 29:

Claiming that they were not given proper attention despite the overwhelming response from different parts of the country and abroad, the Koshi flood victims today threatened to organise protest programmes against the government if their demands were not met.

Organising a press conference here today, the Koshi flood victims have announced a phase-wise protest plans. Their 10-points demand includes managing rehabilitation of the flood victims with necessary land, waiver of loan taken by them, suspension of ration cards and the introduction of a more scientific system to distribute relief.

They have also demanded the government to compensate them for the loss of crops after evaluation and to provide a cash of Rs 25,000 and free firewood to the victims.

They have give a five-day ultimatum to the government to fulfil their demands. The protest programme will begin from November 2. If the government remained unconcerned on their demands, they will intensify their protest programmes from November 10, they said.

They also said that the real flood victims were yet to get relief meant for them.