KATHMANDU — The Lower House has endorsed the House of Representatives Regulations, 2075 BS with majority votes on Friday. A meeting of the House of Representatives held Friday afternoon endorsed the Regulations with majority votes.
The draft proposal for House of Representatives Regulations was tabled by Chairperson of Regulations Draft Committee, Krishna Bhakta Pokharel.
The Regulations have been developed to regulate and manage the operations of the House. According to the new regulations, any lawmakers arrested on criminal charge will not be suspended and lawmakers arrested on the criminal charge will remain the Member of Parliament.
Lawmakers taking part in discussions on the draft proposal suggested the endorsement of Regulations through a consensus. A total of 15 lawmakers registered six draft amendment proposals. Lamakers Durga Poudel, Yashoda Gurung Subedi, Purna Kumari Subedi, Nara Bahadur Dhami and Minendra Prasad Rijal participated in discussions.
Janamorcha lawmaker Durga Paudel and Nepal Workers and Peasants Party lawmaker Prem Suwal had voted in favour of suspension of lawmakers.
Committee Chair Pokharel ruled out any further discussion on the matter of suspension of lawmakers charged with criminal offense, as there already is a provision in place that such lawmakers will face discontinuation of facilities and perks entitled to them.
176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border
KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.
On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.
The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.
Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.
The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.
The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.
Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.