Nepal | July 19, 2019

Govt withdraws controversial Guthi Bill from National Assembly

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Thousands of people attend a mass gathering to protest against the controversial Guthi Bill, at Maitighar Mandala, in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Photo: Skanda Gautam/THT

KATHMANDU: The controversial Guthi Bill has been unanimously withdrawn from the National Assembly on Tuesday.

Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal proposed for withdrawal of the bill during the meeting today. And it was withdrawn unanimously.

Earlier, the bill was registered in the NA on April 30 and presented to the House on May 2 and discussion was held on the bill seven days later.

After a massive protest against the controversial bill especially from Newar Community in the Kathmandu valley, the government finally decided to withdraw the bill today.

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