Muslim alliance deserts UDMF

Kathmandu, December 8

The National Muslim Struggle Alliance today declared it has severed ties with the agitating United Democratic Madhesi Front claiming that the struggle had caused humanitarian crisis in the country.

The NMSA has been involved in the UDMF’s struggle that began from August 20 after an eight-point agreement between the two

parties. The NMSA said it had to sever ties with UDMF because the movement had affected national independence.

Talking about other reasons for the alliance’s decision Coordinator of NMSA Samim Miya Ansari said the UDMF had committed in writing that it would raise the issues of Muslims but it deceived them.

Ansari said the NMSA has no stake in the 11-point demand of the UDMF and the front also said that they would withdraw the struggle if government addressed their demands.

Besides, Ansari accused the UDMF of not involving NMSA representatives in talks and other important meetings.

He further said NMSA would continue its movement separately in a peaceful manner as the UDMF movement had turned violent.

The press statement issued by NMSA Coordinator Ansari along with General Secretary Mohammad Jakir Hussain states that the agreement reached with NMSA was violated by UDMF at different stages of the agitation.