JHAPA, APRIL 6
Federal Limbuwan Forum Nepal, Jhapa, has sent a memorandum to the government demanding that Province 1 be called Limbuwan Province.
A team led by the forum's chairperson Dhan Bahadur Pandhak handed over the 11-point memorandum to Chief District Officer Shrawan Kumar Timilsina.
Besides the demand to name the province as Limbuwan, the memorandum has lobbied against change in the name of Adivasi Janajati (Indigenous Nationalities) stadium at Damak to Madan Bhandari International Stadium and sought fair compensation for families who lost their land to the proposed industrial park being developed here.
Earlier, under the prime ministerial term of late NC leader Girija Prasad Koirala, there had been agreement to develop an open area in Kamal Rural Municipality, traditionally used as cremation ground by the indigenous nationalities into an indigenous nationalities stadium. Work on the project had even started after the allocation of some fund.
FLFN has condemned the act of the incumbent prime minister and accused him of serious affront to the existence of indigenous nationalities.
They accused the PM of stealing their ancestral land and giving it an alien name, other than what was agreed earlier.
Regarding the Nepal-China Friendly Industrial Park, whose foundation stone was laid by PM Oli a few months ago, the party has sought complete transparency regarding the structures and facilities to be constructed in the park and fair compensation to the families whose lands have been appropriated.
A version of this article appears in the print on April 7, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.