Police hurl tear gas at flood victims of Darchula
Police on Tuesday hurled tear gas at a crowd of flood victims in Darchula of far west region after the victims resorted to protests demanding proper rehabilitation package for them.
The protesters attempted to padlock the District Election Office saying that the government has delayed the process of relief and rehabilitation in the aftermath of Mahakali river wreaking flood havoc in Darchula a few weeks ago.
The protesters then resorted to sloganeering and an altercation broke out between them, ultimately culminating into clashes. Police had to then fire tear gas to bring the situation under control, according to witnesses.
The victims have put forth an 8-point demand saying that they would come ahead with stiff protest programs, if the government fails to heed their concerns in time.
Flood in Mahakali river displaced hundreds of citizens, especially in district headquarter of Darchula and led to losses in millions of rupees.
Relief and rescue activities were performed both by the government and non-government actors. However, as the victims would take it, such initiatives were too little and too late to properly address their grief. Nepalnews.com