Youths and students picket Singhadurbar calling for ending political deadlock

KATHMANDU: A joint agitation committee of various youth associations and student unions has today picketed the Singha Durbar, the central administrative hub of the country, from 9:00-11:00 am today demanding that existing political and constitutional deadlock in the country be put to an end.

Various youth associations and student unions close to the opposition parties including CPN-UML and Nepali Congress have formed the joint agitation mobilization committee to pile ‘pressure’ on the government for breaking the political stalemate in the country at the earliest.

Forging of national consensus as quickly as possible and protection of nationality are among those demands put forth by the committee.

Talking to RSS, Chairman of the Youth Association Nepal Mahesh Basnet stressed that the political parties should be serious towards the formation of government of national consensus keeping in mind an increasing threat to national integrity and sovereignty caused by protracted political deadlock in the country.

He warned of intensifying the protest if their demands are ignored.

Government employees faced difficulties to reach their respective offices due to the protest programme organised during the office-going time. Similarly, the protest disturbed the general public who were on the way to Singha Durbar for official works.

NC affiliates Nepal Tarun Dal  and Nepal Students Union, and CPN-UML affiliated Youth Association Nepal and All Nepal National Free Students Union, all Nepal National Independent Students Union ( Revolutionary), Progressive Youth Association, Chure Bhawar Youth Association, ANNFSU( fifth), ANNFSU ( Sixth), United Youth Association, Rastriya Prajatantrik  Youth Association, National Democratic Students Association, Madhesi Youth Forum and Samajbadi Youth League, among others, are on the joint committee.

Concluding that the incumbent government has been a total ‘failure’ to deal with the issues of nationality, the committee has urged the Prime Minister to pave the way for formation of a national consensus government.

The committee is said to hold a meeting this afternoon and announce the further programmes of protest. RSS

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