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Left alliance for prosperity and stability : Maoist Center Chair Dahal

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CHITWAN — The CPN (Maoist Centre) chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said that the left alliance was for political stability and to form a single communist centre in the sountry.

Addressing an election programme jointly organized by the Young Communist League Nepal (YCL) and Youth Association Nepal in Chitwan-3, chair Dahal who is contesting polls from the same constituency to the House of Representatives said that youths will get employment after left parties formed government in the country.

Former Prime Minister Dahal shared that the past governments led by then PM duo Manmohan Adhikari and KP Sharma Oli and Dahal himself had done some notable works in the past.

He added that the communist led government having a clear majority only can address the genuine issues of the country facing these days by commoners.

Chairman Dahal opined for making the youths capable and self motivated for some creative works.

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Demand for legalizing same-sex marriage

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders concerned have demanded a law related to same-sex marriage in the context when the Nepal’s constitution and laws have accepted the concept of marital equality.

At an interaction program held with media about the issue of gender identity and sexual orientation by an organization named Yubalaya here Sunday, the demand came as a prompt need of the time by the people concerned.

The complaint of homosexuals was that they were deprived of marriage by choice in the absence of the legalization of same-sex marriage which according to them is the deprivation of fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution.

Blue Diamond Society Program Officer Anuj Peter said though the constitution has promised to make special provisions for protection, empowerment or development of gender and sexual minorities, such vows are yet to be executed in practice.

Peter, who identifies himself as a homosexual, shares that he has been legally denied to marry a man of his choice.

Yubalaya Chair Sabin Singh highlighted the need of support from media and civil society to address the issue of gender identity and sexual minorities regarding same-sex marriage law.

The participants of the program put their queries about marital equality, broader sexual education and safe abortion.

As told by the Society, to date, 30 countries across the world have legalized same-sex marriage and endorsed a law towards that end and the Netherlands was the first country to legalize it in the end of 2000.

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