CA committee receives diverse feedback on statute draft

KATHMANDU: People from different caste, class, community and profession have sought guarantee of their rights in the new constitution.

Taking part in the people's submission on the preliminary draft of the Constitution of Nepal-2015 in Baglung Tuesday, people from different walks of life demanded the new constitution should ensure their rights.

During the programme held at the district headquarters, people aired their opinions on different agendas including from peasants' affairs to the form of governance.

They demanded pension to peasants, directly elected President or Prime Minister.

Giving his suggestion on the draft, National Federation of Indigenous Nationalities district coordination council chair Mahesh Chandra Pradhan argued that the draft was not in the interest of indigenous nationalities.

All Nepal Peasants Association ( Revolutionary) central member Ram Bahadur KC demanded scientific land reform policy, provision of Peasants Court and pension for farmers ( engaged in professional agriculture) completing 60 years of age.

Interparty Women Network Baglung Chair Sabitri Rana said words 'mother and father' used in the provisions of citizenship section be replaced by 'mother or father'.

Hindu Nation Save Struggle Committee district coordinator Ramesh Rajbhandari demanded the withdrawal of secularism from the constitution draft.