Various groups demonstrate in capital as leaders sweat over possible crisis after May 27
Various groups have been staging demonstrations in Kathmandu on Saturday as the leaders of the major political parties make last ditch efforts to iron out differences on constitution drafting, a day ahead of the expiry of the Constituent Assembly (CA).
Various ethnic groups affiliated to Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NFIN) have been staging sit-in in Naya Baneshwor area. The NEFIN has mobilised various groups representing Tamuban, Tharu and Kirant in different directions of the Constituent Assembly building to exert pressure on the the major parties to meet their demand of ethnic identity- based federalism.
Large number of security personnel have been mobilised near CA building to prevent untoward incidents. The demonstrators have been chanting slogans demanding ethnic identity- based federalism.
Similarly, the Joint Struggle Committee comprising organisations representing Bahuns, Khas Chhetris, Thakuris, and Dalits has also organised mass gathering in Khulamanch (open air theater). They are against ethnicity and identity-based federalism.
The district administration has already declared twelve different places of Kathmandu as the restricted areas prohibiting any form of protests including demonstrations, mass meetings and sits-in in the prohibited areas till May 27. nepalnews.com