Thursday, January 7, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Nepal: Bahuns unhappy with ethnicity-based federalism

Bahuns unhappy with ethnicity-based federalism
Thursday, 07 January 2010 09:18

Rastriya Brahmin Samaj has stated that it is utterly not in favor of
national interest to carve out federal states based on ethnicity,
asserting it is injustice to place Bahun-Chhetri in the category of
other castes, state-owned news agency RSS reports.
Organizing a press conference in the capital on Wednesday, the Samaj
demanded that the ethnic glory, self-esteem and rights of Bahuns be
protected, claiming ethnicity-based and federal states are detrimental
to the state.

Ethnic reservation is impractical and unscientific, and the words such
as indigenous nationalities have been identified in an autonomous way,
the Samaj concluded.

Central Chairperson of the Rastriya Brahmin Samaj Narayan Prasad
Adhikari said there was no need to explore the existence of Bahuns
"who have been the inhabitants of the country for the last thousand

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