Call to address genuine demands

KATHMANDU: The three major political parties have been urged to address the genuine demands of political parties and groups displeased by the new constitution through amendments to it.

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

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

Tribhuvan University Teacher Association President Yogendra Narayan Bakhadiya said the blockade at various border points has left a lesson to Nepalis that they should practice to be self sufficient and make use of local products in the days ahead.

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

Rameshwor Upadhyaya of Nepal University Teachers’ Association insisted on support and cooperation from all sides to implement the constitution. He was of the view that the ongoing political unrest in Tarai-Madhes should be resolved through talks.

Nepal Teachers’ Federation Secretary General Tilak Kunwar said most schools in the Tarai were unable to run classes due to the agitation. He called on the government to take initiatives to reopen the schools that have been closed for long due to the protracted bandh.

Nepal Engineers Association President and Engineer Dhruba Thapa and Nepal University Teachers’ Association former president Bhupati Dhakal said the country should make efforts to

become self sufficient in fuel to avoid such extreme fuel crisis in the future.