NC leader Gagan Thapa calls for civil-disobedience of Odd-Even rule

KATHMANDU: Nepali Congress Party's youth leader Gagan Kumar Thapa has called for disobedience of four-day odd-even traffic rule implemented by the government starting today in view of the Asia Pacific Summit 2018 being held here from November 30 -December 3.

Stating that the summit co-host, an INGO, is a controversial organisation that promotes conversion into Christianity, Thapa said it is unfortunate that the authorities are regulating odd-even system to facilitate the summit while making the public suffer.

"When the government makes a call for our contribution to matters of national interest, we will not only abide by the odd-even rule but also not operate vehicles at all or even stay hungry. However, it is our duty as citizens to disobey such unwarranted rules for an unjust cause and defy we must," Thapa tweeted.

सही कामको लागि सरकारले आव्हान गर्दा जोर-विजोर मात्रै होइन गाडी नै नचलाउन र भोकै बस्न हामी तयार हुनुपर्छ ।तर धर्मान्तरको लागि स्थापना भएकाे विवादित संस्थाको कार्यक्रमका लागि जनतालाई सास्ती दिने सरकारको निर्णय खेदजनक छ।सरकारको गलत कामको अवज्ञागर्नु नागरिकको कर्तव्य हो,अवज्ञा गरौं।

— Gagan Thapa (@thapagk) November 29, 2018

South Korea's Universal Peace Federation- Nepal Chapter, is a controversial organisation accused of mass proselytism and illegal promotion of Christianity,

The major opposition party Nepali Congress, on November 24, had slammed  the government for agreeing to co-sponsor — along with Universal Peace Federation, a ‘controversial’ INGO — a summit on December 1 and 2 in Kathmandu. 

The act as labeled anti-constitutional by the NC stating that the government co-hosting an event in partnership with an organisation that promotes certain religion violates the spirit of the constitution.  Following the cricism, UPF has retracted its statement on its official site and removing Nepal government's logo as a co-host.

Youth Congress Nepal had earlier released a statement calling for defiance of the odd-even rule.