HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
PARASI: The Joint Tharu Struggle Committee of Nawalparasi on Saturday organised a meeting at Bhumahi of Ramnagar, urging political parties not to promulgate the constitution sans ethnic identity. Speaking at the meeting, Majhilal Tharu Thanet, General Secretary of the Tharu Kalyankari Sabha, made it clear that they cannot accept a constitution which does not ensure ethnic identity. “Our demand is not against any group or ethnic community or class,” he said. Thanet said Tharus would be forced to hit the streets if the government failed to implement the deal it has signed with them.
Brahmins, Chhetris’ rally
KATHMANDU: The Brahmin Chhetri Joint Struggle Committee staged rallies in different parts of the Capital on Saturday in protest of the May 22 agreement signed between the National Indigenous Joint Struggle committee and the government. Participants of the rally, which converged on Khulamunch, criticised the government for backtracking from its May 17 decision to enlist Brahmins and Chhetris as indigenous nationalities. “The nine-point agreement between Janajatis and the government contradicts the deal the government had signed with us,” they said.
Deal on Karnali autonomy
KATHMANDU: The government on Saturday struck a deal with the Karnali Autonomous Struggle Committee which has been demanding that Karnali be declared an autonomous state with special privileges. Coordinator of government talks team, Peace and Reconstruction Minister Top Bahadur Raymajhi, and Karnali struggle committee member Naresh Bhandari signed the deal that calls for tabling Karnali folk's demand for approval through the CA.