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Bhattarai urges all to work for the implementation of Constitution

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BHAKTAPUR — Former Prime Minister and Naya Shakti Nepal coordinator Dr Baburam Bhattarai said that all should accept the new constitution as it was drafted with hard efforts.

Speaking at an interaction organised in Thimi of Bhaktapur to formally declare the Naya Shakti a political party on Sunday, Bhattarai urged all to work for the implementation of Constitution.

He also said that rights of Madhesi, indigenous, Janajatis, women and impoverished community should be ensured through an amendment to the Constitution.

Saying a stable government was the need of the hour, he said that a provision should be introduced to elect President through a direct election system.

He was of the view that national sovereignty and independence should be safeguarded while striking balanced relations between India and China by serving as a dynamic bridge between the two neighbors.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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