FA, UDMF protest to mark year after statute promulgation
Kathmandu, September 4
Two agitating forces — the Federal Alliance and the Untied Democratic Madhesi Front — decided to observe a black day on September 19 the day that the constitution was promulgated. The two outfits stated this in their press releases issued today.
The UDMF issued a press release saying that an anti-people constitution was imposed on September 20 last year against the interests of marginalised communities including Madhesi, Tharu, indigenous nationalities, Muslims, and Dalits.
The front said that it would observe black day to protest the constitution.
The FA and the UDMF said they would organise protest programmes in all districts on September 18 and observe a blackout from 7.30 to 8:00pm on September 19.
On September 20, the UDMF will observe a candle light vigil for those who lost their lives during the Madhes movement. The front also directed its district chapters to organise programmes on the days and at the sites where people were martyred during the Madhes movement.
The FA decided to hoist black flags in VDCs, municipalities and district headquarters during the day and observe blackout from 7.30 to 8:00pm on September 19. On September 20, the front will organise programmes in all the districts in memory of those who were martyred during the Madhes movement.
Meanwhile the FA has also formed an 11-member committee under Sadbhawana Party Chair Laxman Lal Karna to prepare a draft of the constitution.
Members of the committee include Lalbabu Raut, Brikhesh Chandra Lal, Ram Naresh Ray, Keshav Jha, Gopal Dahit, Kumar Lingden and Prem Bahadur Khati.