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Maoist chief expresses commitment to address ethnic demands

KATHMANDU: Chairman of the Unified CPN (Maoist), Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, has said that the UCPN (Maoist) is committed to addressing the demands raised by the indigenous and nationalities community.

Receiving a memorandum submitted by the leaders of the indigenous community at his residence in Lazimpat today, Prachanda urged them not to have any doubts regarding the promulgation of the new constitution.

On the occasion, Prachanda assured the leaders of the indigenous community saying that the new constitution is sure to ensure secularism, federalism with ethnicity identity, self-governance, and right to self-determination, said Raj Kumar Lekhi, chairman of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities.

Dahal said that his party was committed to federalizing the country with the purpose to provide rights to all people, adding that the Constituent Assembly (CA) will promulgate the new constitution addressing the issues raised by the People’s War, People’s Movement II, Madhesi Movement and other movements raised by the indigenous communities.

Lekhi said the leaders of the indigenous community drew Dahal’s attention not to promulgate the incomplete and brief constitution.

On the occasion, leaders of the indigenous communities said that if the seven federal states would be unacceptable if the parties decided to this effect. RSS

Published Date: Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 | 09:18 PM

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