HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
BIRATNAGAR: Rallies calling for social harmony were organised in various parts of the eastern region today.
Participants in the rallies demanded that the constitution be promulgated within the Constituent Assembly’s deadline and general strikes in the region be called off.
The events, which saw participation of professionals, industrialists, mediapersons and students, were organised in various parts of Jhapa, Morang, Sunsari, Panchthar and Khotang.
In Biratnagar, civil society members continued with their week-old programme calling for social harmony.
Uttam Dhungel, one of the organisers, said, “We are organising different programmes to promote social harmony and peace.”
A rally was held in Indrapur, Morang to declare the area a ‘bandh-free zone’. Bhutanese refugees from Beldangi camp also organised a rally calling for social harmony.
In Phidim, locals took out a rally and called on general public to maintain social harmony. The rally, organised by Panchthar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, saw participation of local representatives of various organisations such as Federation of Nepali Journalists, local peace committees, Brahmin Society Nepal and indigenous groups.