Language rights workers’ rally

Kathmandu, March 14:

Language rights activists today held a rally to press the government to secure rights of the language-users other than the Nepali in the interim constitution.

Addressing a gathering after the rally, rights activist Padma Ratna Tuladhar said that the government was still unaware of the equality of languages.

“It is strange that the government cannot allocate one minute to other languages in media run by the tax payers’ money where over 60 per cent of the population speaks languages other than Nepali as mother languages,” he said, adding that language rights is one of the fundamental rights.

He said that the interim constitution must be clear about the country’s language policy. The rally was organised by the Nepal Human Rights Protection Centre in coordination with other organisations promoting languages.