FSF-N takes strong exception to proposed constitution amendment bill

Published On: November 30, 2016 11:16 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSF-N) has taken strong exception to the 7 point constitution amendment bill registered in the Parliament.

Issuing a press statement on Wednesday,  the FSF-N has  said that it will not accept the constitution amendment bill registered yesterday as it has not addressed the national burning issues. 

“The proposed constitution amendment bill registered in the Parliament has not addressed any demands raised by the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) and Federal Alliance,” reads the statement. 

In the statement, FSF-N has lashed out at the government saying that it has made a grave mistake by not including any demands raised by disgruntled Adivasi Janajatis, Tharus, Khas, Muslims, Women, Dalits and Madhesi Morcha.

The statement has also warned that the proposed bill will push the country into a perpetual conflict, chaos and instability rather than establishing peace, stability, national unity and development.

"We will not accept this bill as it has been brought despite our disagreement. Our protest will continue against racial discrimination and caste-based rule,” the FSF-N said in the statement. 

The government on Tuesday evening registered a seven-point constitution amendment bill at the parliament secretariat, proposing, among other things, to take all the hill districts out from Province 5.

The amendment bill proposes to leave only six districts, namely Nawalparasi (west of Susta Bardaghat), Rupandehi, Kapilbastu, Dang, Banke and Bardiya in the province, taking out the six hill districts of Palpa, Arghakhanchi, Gulmi, Rukum, Rolpa and Pyuthan.  

A cabinet meeting held  Tuesday evening also decided to form a High-Level Delineation Commission to settle all issues related to the delineation of provinces after making a comprehensive study of all past agreements and the reports submitted by various commissions. 



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