Insurgency victims warn of another rebellion

Kathmandu, October 29:

Political leaders and Maoist victims today warned that another rebellion might take place if the government and the Maoists failed to address the problem of insurgency victims in the peace talks.

Speaking at an interaction organised here, Nepali Congress (Democratic) leader Dr Narayan Khadka said the problem of Maoist victims should be discussed during the ongoing peace talks. “The talks may end in another tragedy if the problem of insurgency victims are not solved,” he said. He suggested the Maoist leadership to sit and discuss the problem with victims.

Central leader of the Nepali Congress Binay Dhwaj Chand opined that the problem of insurgency victims should be an agenda of the ongoing government-Maoist talks if the talks are to end in peace.

Prakash Jwala of the CPN-UML noted that all the problems of the insurgency victims should be addressed. Janamorcha Nepal leader Govinda Singh Thapa accused the Maoists of continuing undemocratic activities. “All victims should be united to put an end to Maoist tyranny,” he said.

Bhojraj Timalsina, spokesperson of the Maoist Victims’ Association (MVA), and Dharmaraj Neupaney, chairperson of the MVA, said that they would be forced to raise arms if their problems were not addressed.