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Nepal says constitution must come by May 27

N24, KATHMANDU: Senior leader of the CPN-UML and former prime minister Madhav Kumar Nepal has said May 27 was the ultimate line for peace and constitution.

Reminding that the Supreme Court had given directive to promulgate constitution before May 27, leader Nepal said constitution writing would expedite after conclusion of the peace process.

At a programme relating to physical and professional safety of the journalists organized by the Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Kathmandu Chapter in the capital on Friday, Chairman Nepal urged the Maoist party to be honest towards the peace process.

“Obstruction in constitution building will not be cleared until the Maoist party fully vacated the fighters-lodged cantonments and handed over the fighters and their arms to the government”, he warned, adding that the parties would engross themselves in the constitution making process once the army integration concludes before mid April.

Leader Nepal demanded that the government immediately arrest the people behind the murder of journalist Yadav Poudel and take stringent action against them.

He also urged the government to be serious towards journalists’ security and continue grants to senior journalists.

On the occasion, he announced Rs 25,000 from his side as an assistance in the treatment of ailing journalist Gopal Thapaliya.

The FNJ Kathmandu district Chapter provided Rs 10,000 to senior journalist Thapaliya for treatment.

Similarly, the Chapter provided Rs 10,000 to Nirmala Neupane, wife of late journalist Tara Neupane.

Journalist Thapaliya on the occasion said he took the help as an honour.

FNJ General Secretary Om Sharma urged all to make ‘media campaign for peace and constitution’ successful.

Moreover, senior journalist Purushottam Dahal said the State did not heed the treatment of ailing journalist Thapaliya, who played a vital role in every democratic movement in the country.

Other journalists including Devendra Gautam and Balaram Thapa demanded justice to the victim journalists.

Former inspector general of armed police, Sanat Kumar Basnet said certain bodies of the State should be assigned with responsibility the for journalist’s safety and security. RSS

Published Date: Friday, April 6th, 2012 | 08:44 PM

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