NC announces nationwide stir

Kathmandu, July 17

The main opposition party has announced nationwide protests against the federal and provincial governments’ ‘arbitrary moves that undermine rule of law’.

The Nepali Congress has directed its district committees to stage demonstrations in all 77 district headquarters on July 31. The district committees have also been asked to involve the party’s sister and well-wisher organisations and village and town committees in protests to make the public aware of the government’s ‘autocratic’ and ‘anti-people’ activities.

The NC reiterated that the Medical Education Bill should be tabled in the Parliament without altering the provisions in the Medical Education Ordinance presented by the NC-led government. “The party has taken seriously the government’s decision to revoke the bill and the situation created by Dr Govinda KC’s protest,” said General Secretary Shashank Koirala in a statement issued today.

NC Spokesperson Bishwa Prakash Sharma said the issue that needed to be addressed immediately was related to Dr KC’s agitation. “The government should work to save Dr KC’s life immediately.”