Speaker urges parties to resolve Terai crisis

Lalitpur, January 29:

Speaker of the interim legislature Subas Chandra Nembang requested the political parties and the government to settle tension in Terai and Madhesh by identifying their problems.

Speaking at a programme organised by the Working Women and Child Welfare Council Nepal, he said if the crisis was not resolved on time it might snowball.

During the closing ceremony of the 16-day interaction programme on the “Role of Indigenous Nationalities in Constituent Assembly” , he said, “The new constitution should address the concerns of Madhesis, women and Karnali people.”

During the programme Nembang presented a letter of appreciation to the newly-elected Nepal Bar Association president Bishwo Kanta Mainali.

Lawyers back agitation

Kathmandu: Some 100 lawyers on Monday launched a signature campaign in support of the ongoing movement in the Terai region.

The lawyers urged the government to secure the rights of the Janajatis and the Terai people. The lawyers, who belong to the Madhesi community and have been practicing in the Kathmandu valley, have called on civil society to support the Madhesi people. — HNS