On the verge of ‘extinction’, nomadic Rautes invite PM to visit their forest dwelling
The Rautes, a nomadic people who roam the forests in the Mid and Far west region of the country, have expressed dismay over the Prime Minister not paying a visit to their dwelling. The Raute is on the verge of extinction.
Speaking at a face-to-face programme in Ghorahi today, Raute chieftain Prakash Shahi expressed regrets over the Prime Minister who has visited the settlements of different ethnic communities neglecting the Rautes, state-owned news agency RSS reports.
Shahi invited the Prime Minister and the President to visit their place to experience 'first-hand' their difficulties. He said they would offer their guests what they have been eating.
Other Raute people who spoke in the face-to-face programme with the Rautes, the first of its kind, complained that they have not received the allowances that the State has been providing them on time.
"If the Prime Minister comes to our place, he will understand our problems and difficulties," they said and expressed the hope that their allowances would be increased after the Prime Minister and government ministers visit their dwellings.
Chairperson of the Raute Uplift Academy, Satya Devi Adhikari and central member of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), Yagya Bahadur Budha demanded that the government bring special programme for the protection and promotion of the Rautes. nepalnews.com