Saturday, July 21, 2007

Rajbiraj court employees halt work demanding security
In the wake of reports of increasing number of government employees of hilly origin being a target of violence, abductions and killing in Terai, employees of appellate and district court of Rajbiraj have announced an indefinite strike from Thursday onwards demanding adequate security.
Following the one-week ultimatum of the Jwala Singh faction of Janatantrik Terai Mukti Morcha (JTMM-J) to all the government employees of hilly origin to leave Terai or face ‘physical actions’, the employees have halted all work demanding security for their lives.
Diwakar Khadka, chairman of Nepal Judiciary Employees Welfare Committee, Appellate Court (Rajbiraj branch) and Indra Bahadur Khadka, chairman of District Court (Rajbiraj branch) said that the employees of both the courts sent a letter to the registrar of the Supreme Court (SC) demanding that they all be transferred. There are altogether 125 employees in both the courts.
Khadka warned that if their demands are not met and anything untoward happens to the employees, then the registrar would have to take full responsibility of it. He said they would not resume their work until their demands are not met. nepalnews

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