Righting the wrongs

September 9, 2019 02:05 am

One of the main reasons the government of K P Sharma Oli is receiving public criticism is because it has been introducing one after another controversial bill in the parliament. Most controversial in this regard have been Guthi Bill, Media Council Bill, National Human Rights Commission Bill and National Security Bill. The first was criticized because it had the provisions that political party in power could use or misuse to curtail press freedom or selectively target media houses which disseminate news and views critical of the government.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: A working committee of guthiyars has been formed in order to hold a discussion among guthiyars over the guthi bill recently brought by the government as well as to run different programs in this regard.

Let the government govern

July 2, 2019 01:30 am

Opposition to the Guthi Bill challenged the legitimacy of the government but could it be a watershed moment that breaks Kathmandu’s domination over Nepal?

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

June 29, 2019 19:00 pm

THE WEEK IN PICTURES: June 23-June 29

Why Newars are raging

June 26, 2019 08:30 am

Newars will not easily give up the fight and will clearly protest until the badly drafted Guthi Bill is completely scrapped or totally rewritten in collaboration with Newar stakeholders

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KATHMANDU, June 25: The government has officially withdrawn the controversial Guthi bill from the National Assembly on Tuesday.

RPP demands scrap of Guthi bill

June 23, 2019 17:00 pm

KATHMANDU, June 23: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) has demanded the government to scrap the controversial Guthi bill.

KATHMANDU, June 23: The National Assembly is all set to withdraw the controversial Guthi (trust) Bill on Tuesday upon the request from the government.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

June 22, 2019 18:40 pm

The week in pictures for the week June 16 – June 22.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The agitating general public in Kathmandu Valley took to the streets in their thousands in the scorching sun Wednesday noon to demonstrate against the Guthi Bill tabled by the Nepal Communist Party (NCP)-led government.

KATHMANDU, June 20: As tens of thousands of people in Kathmandu Valley joined the protest rally against the Guthi Bill on Wednesday even after the government announced the withdrawal of the controversial piece of legislation, all eyes are now on the government: What will be its course of action to douse the anger that seems to be razing still.

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KATHMANDU, June 19: Guthiyars (trustees) of the public Guthis (trusts) staged a massive demonstration at Maitighar Mandala on Wednesday demanding that the Guthi bill be scrapped.

KATHMANDU, June 19: In a tug-o-war between the main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) and the government over credit for withdrawal of the controversial Guthi Bill, parliament’s meeting on Tuesday couldn’t proceed.

Banepa locals protest Guthi Bill

June 19, 2019 07:27 am

KATHMANDU, June 19: Locals of Banepa took to the street Tuesday against the controversial Guthi Bill. After strong protests in various places across the country, the government later on Tuesday withdrew the bill from parliament.

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Govt withdraws Guthi bill

June 18, 2019 16:58 pm

KATHMANDU, June 18: The government has decided to withdraw the controversial Guthi bill. Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal informed during the press meet.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Shree Pashupatinath Gwala Pucha Samaj has organized a protest demonstration against the Guthi bill today.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Lawmakers representing the main opposition Nepali Congress obstructed a meeting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Under growing pressure and after hearing from representatives of the local, provincial and federal levels in Kathmandu Valley on Monday, Prime Minister KP Oli has hinted at withdrawing the much-contested Guthi Bill from parliament.

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PM hints at Guthi Bill revision

June 17, 2019 05:30 am

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.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Several pro-Hindu organizations have decided to organize a series of protests against the proposed Guthi bill from the government.

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KATHMANDU, June 16: Lawmakers attending a meeting of the House of Representatives today have expressed their mixed views about the proposed Guthi Bill.

Govt hints at revising Guthi Bill

June 16, 2019 06:30 am

KATHMANDU, June 16: The government has hinted at revising the Guthi Bill registered at the National Assembly due to widespread protests by the supporters of the traditional Guthi [trust] culture, demanding the withdrawal of the proposed law from the parliament.

KATHMANDU, June 14: A torch rally has been organized at Mangal Bazar to pressure the government to withdraw the Guthi bill.

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KATHMANDU, June 14: The Bibeksheel Nepali Party has urged the government to withdraw the proposed Guthi bill tabled in the Federal Parliament.

June 13: 6 things to know by 6 PM

June 13, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, June 13: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the government to explore solutions on the issue of Guthi bill through dialogue and talks with stakeholders.

PYUTHAN, June 13: Swargadwari Ashram, which has already lost about 1000 bigaha of land, is likely to lose the remaining 1,050 bigaha if the Guthi bill tabled at the National Assembly gets parliamentary nod.

June 12: 6 things to know by 6 PM

June 12, 2019 18:00 pm

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A long hot summer of protests?

June 12, 2019 07:23 am

KATHMANDU, June 12: There was optimism across the country that protest activities would decline after the formation of a new government with a near two-thirds majority in parliament. The optimism was shared by all the major political forces including the Tarai-based Rastriya Janata Party Nepal and Samajbadi Party Nepal. There was only one national level party, Nepali Congress (NC), that sat in the opposition benches.

June 11: 6 things to know by 6 PM

June 11, 2019 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, June 11: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Tuesday said that the police had used some force to contain the protestors during Sunday's public demonstration against the proposed Guthi bill tabled in the Parliament.

KATHMANDU, June 11: A controversial bill on the management of lands belonging to Guthis (religious and social trusts) has drawn widespread criticism, with lawmakers from both ruling and opposition parties demanding its withdrawal.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Scores of protesters on Sunday demonstrated in Kathmandu demanding to scrap off a Guthi [trust] bill arguing that the bill was brought by the government in an attempt to capture the Guthi lands preserved for centuries.

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KATHMANDU, June 9: People on Sunday staged a demonstration at Maitighar in the capital demanding the withdrawal of the Guthi Bill registered in the National Assembly, the upper house of the Federal Parliament.