KATHMANDU: The cine artistes have ended their fast-unto-death from Friday after a 10-point agreement with the government.
The cine artistes were staging a hunger strike since Tuesday by putting forth a nine-point demand including autonomy of the Film Development Board and formation of a central film investigation committee among others.
Six cine artistes -- NC Agraj, Mukesh Dhakal, Nila Basnet, Ananta Timalsina, Surya Regmi and Jay Kisan Basnet had staged the sit-in in the premises of the Board in Chabahil.
Minister for Information and Communications Raj Kishor Yadav broke the fasting by offering juices to the cine artists observing the fast.
Earlier, Minister Yadav and coordinator of the agitating artistes Raj Kumar Rai and members Nabal Khadka and Ram Keshar Bogati signed the agreement.
As per the agreement, non-political and a figure active in the film industry would be appointed the Chairman of the Board.
After breaking the fasting, Minister Yadav expressed confidence that the artistes would fulfill their responsibility in consideration of the current transition.