Government will protect rights of indigenous peoples, says PM

Kathmandu, August 9

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba said his government would work to protect the rights of indigenous nationalities in the country.

PM Deuba said this while addressing a programme organised here today by Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities on the occasion of the 23rd International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.

“The constitution of Nepal has bestowed special rights to indigenous peoples. It is necessary to utilise and exercise these rights,” PM Deuba added.

Describing Nepal as a garden of multiple flowers, he said the country had remained a centre of attraction for people across the globe for its cultures and languages.

“Every ethnic group has its own distinct language, culture and costume. These should be preserved as they reflect their identities,” the prime minister said.

PM Deuba also saidthere were special provisions made for women, indigenous nationalities, Dalits and other marginalised communities and that their rights would be protected.