Big parties urged to address genuine demands

KATHMANDU: Three major political parties have been urged to address genuine demands of political parties and groups displeased by the new Constitution with amendments to it.

At an interaction programme on 'existing problems and way to solution' organised by Professional Alliance for Peace and Democracy ( PAPAD), President of the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Mahendra Bista said big political parties have been blamed of triggering problems in Madhes. Hence, they themselves should seek a solution to the problem as soon as possible, he added.

The major parties once again should work together to enforce the Constitution, he stressed.

Tribhuvan University Teachers' Association President Yogendra Narayan Bakhadiya said the latest unofficial blockade imposed by India against Nepal has left a lesson to Nepalis that they should practice to be self-sufficient in the days ahead.

Nepal Bar Association Vice-President Tikaram Bhattarai said the new Constitution has ensured the rights of Dalits, women and suppressed communities and sought its effective enforcement.

Nepal University Teachers' Association's Rameshwor Upadhyaya insisted on support and cooperation from all sides to implement the constitution. He was in view of calming down ongoing political unrest in Tarai-Madhes through talks and discussion.

Nepal Teachers' Federation Secretary General Tilak Kunwar said most of schools in Tarai are unable to run the classes due to post-Constitution agitations. He called on the government to make initiatives to reopen the closed schools.

Nepal Engineers Association President Dhruba Thapa and Nepal University Teachers' Association former president Bhupati Dhakal said the country should take efforts for becoming self-sufficient on fuel production.