Poll date change elates Muslims

Gaushala, June 1

The Muslim community based in Mahottari has expressed happiness at the government’s decision to change the date of second phase of local elections in keeping with their great festival, Ramadan.

The Muslim communities in different districts had been insisting that the government explore alternative dates for local elections so that they could also participate in the civic polls.

The community has thanked the government for its decision to defer the election date to respect their cultural and religious event. Muslim leader of Jaleswor Jeevachha Momin said they would take part in the election on June 28 after marking Ramadan a day before.

Meanwhile, there has been public complaint that the temporary police recruited by the government for second phase elections have started taking money from the local people.

Locals have charged that temporary police have unleashed terror among the public by demanding money from the public.