BAJURA — An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale has been felt in Bajura today.
The tremor with its epicentre around east of Kolti, Budhinanda Municipality in the northern belt of the district occurred at 8.58 am, seismologist at the Seismological Centre, Chintan Timsena, said.Follow @gorkhapost
Deuba accuses govt of trying to suppress citizens’ fundamental rights
KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has accused the government of trying to suppress citizens’ fundamental rights of peaceful protest by declaring prohibited area.
During a programme organized by party central committee on the occasion of the 36th BP Memorial Day today, President Deuba said the suppression of peaceful protests was against democracy and human rights. BP’s view of not co-working with communists was relevant, he argued.
He reminded that the government he led had brought the medical education bill as per the spirit of the Mathema commission to address the demand of Prof Dr Govinda KC. So the present government needs to bring this bill as it was in the ordinance.
On the occasion, senior leader of the party Ram Chandra Poudel made it clear that NC was not deviated from BP’s view. “The constitution was promulgated through the Constituent Assembly as envisioned by BP. NC has propelled various activities focused on rural development since 1990,” he argued.
Poudel accused the government of resorting to suppression, and ignoring Dr KC’s demand to reach the quality medical education in the rural areas.
General Secretary Dr Sashank Koirala said real tribute to the late BP Koirala would be the internalization of the principles and guidelines set by him. He urged the party leadership to end groupism in the party and make it united.
Treasurer Sita Devi Yadav said although all NC people were aware of BP’s contribution and principle for democracy, betrayal within NC was an abhorring attitude.
Other speakers as Gopal Man Shrestha and Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat opined that the country got constitution and the socioeconomic developments in line with BP’s principles.Follow @gorkhapost