Nepal | March 30, 2020

Mahato burns statute copy, warns of all-out protests

RAM SARRAF
Sadbhawan Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato burning a copy of newly promulgated constitution of Nepal at the premises of Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital in Birgunj on Monday. Photo: Ram Sarraf/ THT

Sadbhawan Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato burning a copy of newly promulgated constitution of Nepal at the premises of Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital in Birgunj on Monday. Photo: Ram Sarraf/ THT

BIRGUNJ: Sadbhawana Party Chairman Rajendra Mahato burned a copy of newly promulgated Nepal’s Constitution in Parsa district on Monday.

Stating that he cannot accept the constitution which failed to integrate and maintain the Madhesi’s rights at any cost, he burned the copy of the constitution at the premises of Narayani Sub-Regional Hospital.

“The constitution, in favour of Koirala, Oli and Dahal, promulgated amid violence initiated by the government itself, will never be acceptable to us,” Mahato said.

He also stated that the protests would last all day long today.

He said he would defy the new constitution for it gives fewer authorities under the federal system to the states than that of the existing District Development Committees.

The time has come for a joint all-out protest of the Madhes-based parties to ensure the rights, he opined.

Locals torching the Nepal's Constitution 2072 at the premises of Durga Temple in Matsari VDC of Rautahat District, on Monday, September 21, 2015. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Jha

Locals torching the Nepal’s Constitution 2072 at the premises of Durga Temple in Matsari VDC of Rautahat District, on Monday, September 21, 2015. Photo: Prabhat Kumar Jha

Meanwhile, people of Gaur Municipality, Garuda Municipality, Shibanagar, Bhediyahi, Rajpurpharhadwa, PataurA and Maulapur among other places in Rautahat district also burned the Nepal’s Constitution 2072 today.


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