Saturday, November 26, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Nepal: Big-three top brass ready to induct Dalit rep in SRC

Big-three top brass ready to induct Dalit rep in SRC


KATHMANDU, NOV 24 - A meeting of the top brass leaders of the major
three political parties—Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML and UCPN
(Maoist)—on Thursday decided to induct an additional member from the
Dalit Community in the State Restructuring Commission.

Various organisations and politicians have been expressing
dissatisfaction over the formation of the State Restructuring
Commission, citing lack of representation from the Dalit community in
the mechanism.

Earlier, Maoist lawmaker Tilak Pariyar had warned to obstruct the
House proceedings if a Dalit representative was not inducted in the
State Restructuring Commission.

In the meeting held at the Peace Ministry in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu
today, the leaders also discussed issues related to seven-point
agreement on peace process, the Constituent Assembly term extension
and issues related to State Restructuring Commission, among others, NC
Vice President Ram Chandra Poudel said.

As per the seven-point agreement between the major three parties and
the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha on November 1, the leaders had
agreed to conclude the regrouping of the former Maoist combatants as
well as returning of the seized properties by yesterday.

Likewise, the leaders had also expressed their commitment to dissolve
the paramilitary structure of the Maoist youth wing—Young Communist
League by Wednesday. However, the leaders failed to meet the deadline.

Dissenting faction of the Maoist leaders led by Vice Chairman Mohan
Baidya have been protesting against various decisions taken by the
party establishment, including returning of the seized properties.

Meanwhile, leaders from Baidya faction have not participated in the meeting.

It has been reported that the leaders attending the talks agreed to
hold further discussion on Friday morning to decide on the extension
of Constituent Assembly (CA) term.

"The next tenure of the CA would be fixed on the basis of a summary
on above issues," UML leader Shankar Pokharel said after the meeting.

Posted on: 2011-11-24 05:11


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