KOL. 28 January 2002. Villagers handover 81 guns to authorities.

KATHMANDU -- Local people in Bhimfedi VDC have handed over 81 guns to
the army and police to help government in its efforts to fight the
Maoist insurgency.

Our Makawanpur district Correspondent reports that local people in
Bhimfedi VDC handed over a total of 81 guns, including 53 muzzle loading
guns of which 28 were licensed, over to the army and police in the
presence of local authorities.

This is the first time that the local people have handed over their
weapons to authorities in the district. Those coming to surrender their
weapons included an 11-year-old boy, 81 year-old man and women. Some of
the people had walked for several hours to reach the site.

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Barry Stoller
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ProletarianNews


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