PM hints at Guthi Bill revision

Published On: June 17, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, June 17: Prime Minister KP Oli has hinted that the government might revise the Guthi Bill if it has hurt the sentiments of some sections of society.

Speaking during a press conference at the Tribhuvan International Airport upon his arrival after an eight-day Europe visit, Prime Minister Oli said that the government would reconsider the bill since Guthis are related to religion and culture.

He said that the government is equally aware that Guthis to some extent are also involved in exploiting farmers by grabbing their land in the name of religion.

“Some people may have thought that they got a good opportunity [to incite confrontation]. No such thing will happen,” said Prime Minister Oli.

“This government is formed to bring smiles among the people, not to hurt them in any way.”

Prime Minister Oli said since the time now is of dialogue, consensus, cooperation and progress, there is no point in joining protests.

“The government will listen to the people and work for their welfare. Nothing can be cent percent perfect. In such a situation, the government will correct its shortcomings when the stakeholders point out to them,” he said, while reiterating that the government is ready to address the issues concerning the Guthi Bill.

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