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UCPN (M) lawmakers not to attend any parliamentary board meetings

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The Unified CPN (Maoist) has decided that its constituent get together (CA) members would not attend any of the parliamentary panel meetings.

A meeting of the UCPN (Maoist) parliamentary party held at Singha Durbar on Wednesday, beside reviewing current situation, decided not to attend the parliamentary panel meetings according to its policy of non-cooperation to the ruling parties, the government and the Speaker.

Party leader Agni Prasad Sapkota said decision has also been taken by which all the CA members would be obliged to go to meet the people in their respective constituencies to make the movement launched by the party more effective and powerful and to scatter the misunderstanding spread by the ruling  side in regards to the activities occurred in the CA.

The meeting also decided not to attend any of the CA committees too. It said albeit there is a program for holding a mass demonstration until February 28 in Kathmandu starting now, additional protest programs would be announced considering the government’s response, it is stated.

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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