DANG: People of Raute community, a nomadic tribe in western Nepal, today submitted a memorandum to the Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman, Subash Chandra Nembang, via Area Administration Office, Tulsipur, demanding guarantee of their rights in the new constitution.
Mukhiya, chief of the Rautes, Main Bahadur Shahi, submitted the memorandum to Yagya Bahadur Budha, chief of the Area Administration Office.
Submitting the memorandum, Shahi said they were there to request the government to ensure their rights to live in the jungle in the new constitution.
In response, Budha assured the Raute to forward the memorandum to the body concerned.
The Raute community has demanded special rights in the jungle and natural resources and means of forests in the new constitution.
The memo was prepared with the support from Raute Promotion Foundation. Prior to submitting the memo, some 24 persons of Raute community staged sit-in for around an hour before the Area Administration Office.
A total population of 133 people of Raute community, who used to wander in different areas in the past, is currently living at Sattale of Tulsipur Municipality-1 in Dang district.