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PM Oli address 73rd UNGA, informs about Nepal’s political transition

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NEW YORK—Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the Constitution of Nepal consolidates democratic policy, embodies rights and freedoms. On Friday, addressing the 73rd United Nation General Assembly (UNGA), the PM said that separation of power, checks and balances, rule of law, independence of judiciary, periodic elections, inclusive and  proportional representation are defining features of the Constitution of Nepal.

According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the PM said that Nepal accomplished implementing Constitution through free, fair and impartial elections with record turnout of people from all section of our society. “The election brought 41% of women into elected bodies. We remain committed to bridging gap of the remaining 9 percent ,” PM Oli added.

Likewise, the PM stated that we have  laid the foundation towards creating an egalitarian and just society where all citizens are treated equally and receive equal protection and opportunities.

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On the occasion, PM Oli said Nepal has undergone historic political transformation since 2006 and we steered a uniquely successful home-grown, nationally led and owned peace process through dialogue and deliberations, mutual respect and accommodation.

Regarding Nepal’s vision for ‘Prosperous Nepal and Happy Nepali, PM Oli shared that it will be realized with right mix of prudent utilization of natural resource and the optimal mobilization and management of human resource that we are endowed with.

“Our foreign policy guides us to maintain amity with all and enmity with none. It has shaped our independent outlook on global issues which we consider on merit basis,” PM Oli said.

According to the PM, challenges ranging from poverty, terrorism, climate change, food insecurity, forced displacement and natural disasters to arms race continue to confort the global community. Intra-sate conflicts have taken heavy toll on million of lives.

Arguing that we must ensure that the voice of the people struggling for their rights, liberty, freedom and justice in various  parts of the world, including Syria, Yemen, Palestine and many other places must be addressed, PM Oli went  on to say that development  in LDCs appears dismal despite a record performance of global economy.

Similarly, PM Oli said that Nepal’s commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights is total and unflinching and we hold that development, democracy and respect for human rights as interdependent and mutually reinforcing.

The PM said that 21st century history should not be as a history of confrontation and conflict; of poverty, exclusion and under-development; of injustice and exploitation adding that 21st century’s history should be that of cooperation and harmony; of prosperity, inclusion and development; and of justice and fairness, said PM Oli.

 

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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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.

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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.

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