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Man arrested on charge of sleeping overnight on top of Britain’s Parliament

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A 23-year-old man was arrested on Sunday morning in the wake of spending around eight hours on the top of Britain’s Parliament building, media reported.

Media reports said the man appeared at around 9 p.m. on Saturday. The police officers, mediators and fire police were called at the scene after 15 minutes, according to Xinhua news agency.

The man, wearing a grey top and black trousers, was pacing here and there between buttresses on the edge of the roof. He was arrested at 5 a.m. on Sunday, and was taken to a central London police headquarters.

Police arrested the man on suspicion of criminal damage and trespassing. As such, the reason with reference to why he stayed on the top was not known, Scotland Yard said.

Some media reports said the roof of the parliament building has been targeted by campaign groups who oppose an airport construction project at the Heathrow airport.

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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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