Rajbansi Society demands naming Province 1 as Birat Province

Published On: February 15, 2022 10:57 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

MORANG, Feb 15: The Rajbansi Society Upliftment Committee (Birat) has demanded the Province 1 government to name Province 1 as Birat Province.

During a press meet organized as part of the preparation of the 15th extended meeting of the Committee on Monday, the speakers stressed that Birat Rajbansi people are the indigenous people in Province 1. They also have links to the historic Birat King and once Province 1 is named Birat Province, it would reflect the collective identity of the indigenous community, according to the Central Chairman of the Committee, Bhubaneshwor Mandal.

If the province is not named Birat Province, they would launch a peaceful agitation, he warned. He further demanded that the Birat Rajbansi people should be enlisted in the Indigenous People's Upliftment National Foundation.

The Committee has also the demands as proportional representation of Rajbansi people in the State mechanism, declaration of Birat Rajbansi autonomous council, conservation of Birat Durbar at Bhediyari of Biratnagar, and protection of Birat Rajbansi community as the tourism destination, among others.



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