Nepal | July 14, 2020

Madhesi parties obstruct House proceedings

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Lawmakers of the Madhes-centric parties chant slogans demanding fulfillment of their demands, of accusing the government of not paying serious attention to demands of the protesting parties during the Parliament meeting, in Kathmandu, on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Lawmakers of four parties, affiliated with the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front, obstructed the business at Parliament on Sunday. After the obstruction, Speaker Onsari Gharti adjourned the House meeting till 3 pm tomorrow. Photo: Skanda Gautam

Lawmakers of Madhes-based parties sout slogans demanding fulfilment of their demands during the Parliament meeting, in Kathmandu, on Sunday. THT

KATHMANDU: The eight Madhes-based agitating parties on Sunday participated the Parliament meeting but obstructed House proceedings. After NC, UML, UCPN-M and RPP-N members addressed the House, Ashok Kumar Rai of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal spoke on behalf of the agitating parties before chanting slogans at the well. He blamed the government of not making serious efforts to address the concerns of agitating parties and condemned it for suppressing their movement. Following Rai’s address, around 20 lawmakers of agitating parties went to the well and chanted slogans against the government. They demanded formation of a Judicial Commission to probe the killing of people by the government during the movement and fulfilment of the demands of agitators. Then, Speaker Onsari Gharti postponed the House meeting till 3:00pm on Monday without entering the scheduled agenda.

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A version of this article appears in print on November 09, 2015 of The Himalayan Times.


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