Republic Day crowds take to the streets

Kathmandu, May 28:

Urging the Constituent Assembly to implement the republican agenda, several organisations organised rallies from different parts of the Kathmandu Valley today.

The Nepal Tarun Dal organised a rally from Balmeeki Campus at the Exhibition Road today, while the CPN-UML organised another rally from Maitighar Mandala.

The CPN (Unified), CPN (Joint Marxist), Tamsaling Nepal Rastriya Dal and the Sukumbasi Nepal Party (Loktantrik) called a rally from Gaushala. Rallyists distributed leaflets and chanted slogans demanding the immediate implementation of the republican agenda and the abolition of monarchy.

The participants organised a sit-in at the northern gate after the police prevented them from

entering the International Convention Centre. Each CA member was urged to manage with a monthly salary of Rs 10,000. A large number of people were shouting slogans against monarchy on the streets in New Baneshwor.

Meanwhile, political parties and cultural organisations organised a series of programmes in Damak, Chandragadhi and Birtamod of Jhapa district today to celebrate the transition of Nepal into a full-fledged democratic republic.

Several political parties staged victory rallies and end of monarchy in Inaruwa of Sunsari.

In Bhojpur district, cadres of political parties, commoners, journalists and human rights activists took out rallies.

In Khotang district, the CPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, Janamorcha Nepal, the CPN-Unified and civil society called rallies to mark the end of monarchy.

In Dhankuta district, functionaries of political parties, social organisations and rights activists

reiterated their commitment to republic.

Sarlahi marked the end of monarchy by organising victory rallies.

Thousands took to the streets to celebrate the end of monarchy in Tansen of Palpa and Lamjung.

(With inputs from Jhapa, Bhojpur, Khotang, Dhankuta, Sunsari, Sarlahi, Lamjung and Palpa districts)