Nepal: 22 killed during Terai agitations as martyrs

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Kathmandu, Mar 11: The Nepal government has declared the 30 agitators and two police personnel killed during the Terai agitations as martyrs in accordance with the agreement with the United Democratic Madhesi Front. Home Ministry said 24 people killed during the Terai/Madhes movement last year and six killed this year have been declared martyrs.

Two policemen-one from the Nepal Police and the other from the Armed Police Force-killed during the agitation have also been declared martyrs. Recently formed parties of Terai had demonstrated demanding autonomy of Terai for the last few months. Government and the Forum reached an agreement recently fulfilling the demands which will be implemented after the CA polls to be held on April 10.

Meanwhile, the government has also announced a compensation of Rs 1 million to each martyr's family, according to a press release issued by the home ministry.


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