Kathmandu, September 3
Speaker of the Legislature Parliament Subas Chandra Nembang today ruled that the government should inform the people through Parliament about the important activities and incidents that could be raised by lawmakers.
“The government is expected to attend the meeting of parliament regularly and utilise the forum to speak with the people even when lawmakers don’t raise issues affecting the people,” Speaker Nembang ruled at the parliament today.
Nembang further directed the government and its ministers including the Home Minister to answer all the issues raised by the lawmakers at the next meeting of Parliament.
Lawmakers have been demanding that the government answer the parliament about allegations pertaining to excessive use of force against peaceful movements, especially at the Tarai districts and the killing dozens of protesters.
Today, they raised the issues of drought in Tarai and different issues regarding Hajj committee, besides the government’s reluctance to address the issues of the protesters even after 20 days of demonstrations.
Most of the lawmakers demanded that the government resolve the issues raised by protesters by bringing them to the talks table and addressing their justifiable demands.
Addressing today’s meeting Unified CPN-Maoist lawmaker Pravu Sah questioned why the government wanted to suppress the movement.
Lawmaker and leader of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Ashok Rai said the government was killing six people a day for demanding implementation of the agreement signed with them.
He also demanded release of Aang Kaji Sherpa – Janajati activist and central member of FSF-N.Lawmaker Dipak Bohora also demanded that the government resolve the problem in Tarai and allow children to go to school. He further demanded implementation of the Mathema report and to save Dr Govinda KC.
Dilnath Giri demanded formation of a parliamentary committee to probe into alleged corruption in medical education.
NC lawmaker Farmullah Mansur demanded that the government and the protesters find a solution through dialogue as many people had already died in the movement.
UML lawmaker Nagendra Prasad Tharu demanded an end to the suppression of ongoing movements seeking the rights of Janajati and Madhesi community people.
A version of this article appears in print on September 04, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.