Press release

Ban Landmines Campaign Nepal has been paying attention to the recent news regarding an explosion at Katakuwa Community Forest in Birendranagar-7 of Surkhet district at around 10:45 A.M. It is a sad reminder of the fact that even after 15 years of the cessation of hostilities between the then Maoists and the government, civilians have continued to be maimed by explosives. Through this statement, Ban Landmine Campaign Nepal makes the following demands to the government: -

-         Conduct in-depth investigations of the facts surrounding the incident,

-         Provide medical treatment to the injured Lila Nepali and Naresh Pariyar and necessary assistance,

-         Conduct a detailed survey of the current status of landmines and explosives remnants of war (ERW).

-         Ensure that Nepali land is risk free from landmines and explosives and free any citizens and children from risk in the future.

-         Enter into a Mine Ban Treaty as soon as possible.

Since its inception, the Landmine Ban Campaign Nepal has been advocating for a ban on the use, production, transportation and storage of landmines and explosives in Nepal and for Nepal to become a party to the Mine Ban Treaty.