Magar community demands Magarat province

Published On: November 30, 2016 10:39 AM NPT

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Nepal Magar Association Central Committee and Joint Magar Manch – Nepal have demanded formation of an autonomous province by integrating the Magar land in Province no 4 and 5 when the government undertakes constitution's amendment to resolve the dispute dogging the provincial boundaries. 

At a press conference held at the Reporters' Club Nepal, Committee Coordinator, Nabin Roka Magar, cautioned the government that they will be forced to launch vigorous agitation if the demands are not addressed. 

"Our historic land in Province no 4 and 5 should be integrated to form autonomous Magarat Province," he said. 

On the occasion, Rastriya Janamukti Party's woman leader, Kamala Thapa, said the amendment of Nepal's Constitution 2073 remains mandatory to insure the identity, access and representation of the community. 

The Association has also demanded guaranteeing inclusiveness based on proportional representation of the ethnic population in parliament. The Magar community makes up 7.12 per cent of the total population of Nepal. RSS 

Leave A Comment