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Federal Alliance demonstration brings traffic movement to messes in Capital

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KATHMANDU — Traffic movement in the Capital has been affected due to an demonstration of the Federal Alliance that started this morning.

Hundreds of cadres of the Alliance had picketed Singha Darbar, the central government complex, this morning.

Cadres of 30 parties associated with the Alliance are protesting at Hanumansthan and Maitighar Mandala, the southeastern and southwestern points outside Singha Darbar respectively.

The agitators have demanded rewriting of the Constitution to incorporate their rights.

The Alliance leaders including Rajendra Mahato, Mahendra Yadav, Raj Kishor Yadav among others are staging the protest. However, security personnel are trying to ease the traffic movement in the area.

Earlier, the government had urged protesters to organise protests peacefully. Tarai-centric and ethnicity-based parties are protesting against the proposed delineation of the federal units.

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Government not serious in resolving Nirmala Panta’s case: Gagan Thapa

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR— Nepali Congress youth leader and lawmaker Gagan Kumar Thapa has alleged that the government was not serious about finding the perpetrators of the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta, a 13-year-old girl from Bhimduttanagar Municipality-2, Kanchanpur.

Leader Thapa was speaking in a meeting with the party workers at the Nepali Congress party district office here this morning. He said people’s trust towards the government was waning due to its nonchalance in providing justice in the Nirmala Panta’s case.

He also accused the government of not working as per the people’s aspiration despite the formation of a stable government after a long wait.

After the meeting with the party workers, Thapa met with Nirmala’s parents who are staging a sit-in in front of the District Administration Office for last two weeks demanding justice.

“Please, take care of your health. I will relay your message to the Prime Minister and the president of the Nepali Congress, the main opposition party in parliament,” he assured Nirmala’s grieving parents.

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