Violence obstructing democracy: Moriarty

Kathmandu, July 3:

US ambassador to Nepal James F Moriarty today said violence by Maoists and Madhesi groups and the failure to address the issue of inclusion are two obstacles to democracy in Nepal.

Speaking at a function organised by the US embassy to mark the 231st independence day of the USA, Moriarty said CA election would be both an opportunity and a test for Nepal. “A successful election, whose results stand up to international scrutiny and are considered legitimate by all the people, will allow Nepal to move forward in its democratic nation-building,” a press release by the embassy quoted Moriarty as saying.