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Agitation not necessary: DPM Thapa

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DANG — Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Kamal Thapa has said that agitation may not be an option as had been practiced before for heralding a change of governing system.

Speaking at a press conference held by Reporters’ Club Nepal, Dang Chapter in Ghorahi, DPM Thapa said: “We have established our values through the constitution, now we don’t have to head to the jungle with a gun to press for our demand nor do we have to impose blockade by sitting at the border”.

Stating that none of the provisions in the constitution remained unchangeable, DPM Thapa claimed that his party – Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) Nepal – would also press for establishing its belief through the medium of the constitution.

He was of the opinion that the royal institution and Hinduism as Nepal’s state religion would be revived in the constitution if people believed in it.

On a different note, DPM Thapa ruled out the need to seek an alternative to the current government which is only six months old.

He spoke of many workloads remaining in the constitution’s implementation phase and termed the rumours of changing the government as a ‘game’ to weaken the government and the new constitution.

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Two held on charge of girls trafficking

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BETRAWATI— Police have arrested two persons for their alleged involvement in trafficking five adolescent girls aged between 13 to 16 — to India.

The arrestees have been identified as Nirmal Biswakarma (23) of Bheriganga Municipality-12 of Surkhet and Bikas Pyakurel (20) of Chaughada in Likhu Rural Municipality-4 of Nuwakot.

The Surkhet Police had arrested Biswokarma from his home while rescuing the captive girls on Friday and produced him before court on Saturday.

Likewise, acting on the statement of the captive girls, police arrested Pyakurel from Battar Bazaar, Nuwakot on Sunday.

According to District Police Office Chief Basanta Kunwar, a case related to human trafficking was registered against them on Sunday and investigation into the case was expedited from the Nuwakot District Court.

It has been learnt that the duo lured the girls, on their way to play Bhailo on Laxmi Puja, by promising them good jobs in India and transported them to Surkhet.

The rescued girls have been kept at a shelter of Women and Children Service Centre of Nepal Police.

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