FA Cadres surrounds Singhadurbar
Numerous cadres and leaders associated with constituents of the Federal Alliance today picketed outdoors Singha Durbar, bringing traffic to a grinding stop. The protesters, who shouted mottos in favour of identity-based federalism and inclusive constitution, blocked the entryway to the south gate of Singha Durbar mainly from Hanumanthan and Maitighar area. Constituents of the Federal Alliance carried flags of their parties besides placards with slogans.
Federal Alliance desires its 11-point demands resolved.
Co-chair of Sadbhawana Party Laxman Lal Karna stated the alliance would continue to picket outside Singha Durbar till their needs were met however it would take a formal choice to this impact tomorrow evening. He said the federal government prevented lots of buses carrying United Democratic Madhesi Front cadres from Tarai districts from getting in the capital today on numerous pretexts.
According to Karna, the alliance would remain watchful versus any attempt by scalawags to infiltrate its protest and libel the movement.
Attending to a corner meeting today, Parliamentary Party leader of Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal Ashok Kumar Rai stated their demonstration would continue till their demands were fulfilled. He said Madhesis, indigenous nationalities, Muslims, Khas, Dalits, women and individuals from backward regions were prepared to eliminate for their rights no matter how long they had to do that. On the other hand, the Nepal Bar Association today provided a press release stating it kept an eye on the protests and found no infraction of human rights from any side.
“The government is aiming to weaken our protest by avoiding our cadres and sympathisers from converging on Kathmandu,” he said and included that people from Madhes and hills were pertaining to the capital.
Alliance leaders stated the police prevented buses carrying UDMF cadres and sympathisers in Dhading and Thankot from reaching Kathmandu on time. Alliance leaders said they expected more participation from Janajatis of Kathmandu, particularly from the Newar community, as it was a capital-centric motion. Karna said the alliance examined its protests in the evening and chose to enhance participation of the protesters tomorrow. Karna stated the alliance revealed complete satisfaction over the demonstrations that continued to be serene. The NBA stated both sides the protesters and the security forces kept restraint but since the picketing outside Singha Durbar prevented individuals’s movement in the city, both sides had to seek a worked out settlement of constitutional concerns.
The demands consist of revision of provincial limits on the basis of identity, modification of citizenship provisions pointed out in the constitution and representation by population in the Upper House.