Cane farmers to revoke pact signed with government

KATHMANDU, DECEMBER 29

have announced that they will revoke the agreement they had inked with the after one of the farmers who had come to protest in Kathmandu died today.

Sixty-five-year-old Narayan Ray Yadav from Sarlahi, passed away this morning at due to a heart attack. According to Manish Mishra, one of the protestors from Sarlahi, Yadav was first taken to Helping Hands Community Hospital. “As soon as he felt an ache in his heart we took him to Helping Hands Hospital but he was referred to Shahid Gangalal. Two hours after he was admitted to Shahid Gangalal doctors declared him dead,” he said.

According to Mishra, Yadav has to recover around Rs 2.4 million from Annapurna Sugar Mills and has to pay around Rs 1.8 million to the . So far he has not received even a single rupee.

“He has to clear his bank loans, so he had been saying he would not return from Kathmandu this without recovering his due ,”

Mishra said, adding, “He was actually against the agreement we had signed with the government.”

Yadav was staying at Krishna Pranami Temple in Gothatar.

Mishra informed that the agreement will be revoked now and farmers will not move away from Kathmandu unless all their dues are cleared. “We have promised our families to return with . We will now resume our protest,” he said. “Last year too we blindly trusted the government but it betrayed us. This t


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