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Entrepreneurs, Professionals Slam Govt Over Growing Insecurity
Businessmen and representatives of professionals groups have taken the government to task for its failure to maintain law and order and stop disruptions and strikes taking place around the country.
Entrepreneurs and professionals, who have formed an alliance, in a press conference at the office of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) Friday expressed worry over growing incidences of killings, abduction and extortion and criticised the government for not being serious to improve security.
Speaking at the press meet, FNCCI president Kush Kumar Joshi said that while threats to businesspeople, frequent shutdown strikes and highway blockades have taken a huge toll on industrial production the situation is increasingly getting unfavuorable for the livelihood of the people in general.
The government is indifferent towards growing crime rate and insecurity, he said, publicising the six-point demand of the alliance which include end to impunity, plans to control inflation and concrete steps to bringing the peace process to a conclusion.
The alliance will submit a memo to Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal, outlining the demands. It comprises FNCCI, Nepal Medical Association, Nepal Bar Association, Federation of Nepalese Journalists, Nepal University Teachers Association and few other professional and human rights groups. June 26 2009