KATHMANDU: The Non-Resident Nepalis living in the US have expressed serious concern about the political environment back home and drawn the attention of the President, Prime Minister, CA Chairman, UCPN- Maoist, Nepali Congress and CPN-UML leaders.
Issuing a memorandum addressed to the President, Prime Minister, CA Chairman, UCPN-Maoist, Nepali Congress and CPN- UML, Nepali Public Relations, America said, “It is the responsibility of all Nepalis, political parties, civil society, intellectuals, labourers, peasants, journalists, lawyers, teachers and students to protect democracy achieved through successful People’s Movement through promulgation of a new constitution for institutionalisation of democracy.”
“Hence, we Nepali brothers and sisters appeal not to carry on with such activities but to respect all castes and communities,” read the memorandum.
It urged the government, all political parties, all CA members to structure seven or eight states based on geography.
“Today, the country is passing through a critical juncture and we have felt that this situation has threatened communal harmony. Every Nepali fears communal riots in the country. In this critical time, provocation by top brass leaders of a political party has further ignited the ongoing situation in the country,” it said.
The memorandum condemned the attack on journalists during the bandh and demanded ‘dual citizenship’ for NRNs and demanded that the line “A Nepali once is a Nepali all the time” be inked in the constitution.
Source: The Himalayan TimesPublish date: 05/24/2012
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