Mar 18, Kathmandu: As decided by the Council of Ministers meeting, the list of martyrs who were martyred during the armed struggle and revolution has been published in the Nepal Gazette.
The Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' decided to publish the list of martyrs from the people's war to the period of the comprehensive peace agreement and recognize them as national martyrs on February 27.
After the decision of the Council of Ministers, the Ministry of Home Affairs sent a letter to all 77 district administration offices and requested the records of the martyrs. PM Dahal's press expert Manhari Timilsina informed that the list of martyrs was published in the gazette based on the same records obtained from 77 districts.
Although the demand for the recognition of national martyrs has been raised repeatedly for those killed in the people's war, they have not been able to get recognition. Along with this, citizens who lost their lives during the People's War by the state and the rebel side have been recognized as national martyrs.
The families of national martyrs will get compensation, compensation, and respect according to the facilities they have received from the state as compensation and honor before being declared a martyr.