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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.