Alliance of Madhesis, Janajatis to continue protests in Nepal

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Kathmandu, May 18 (IANS) An alliance of Madhesis and Janajatis on Wednesday decided to continue its protest against the new Nepali constitution for another 10 days.

The Sanghiya Gathbandhan, or the federal alliance of the Madhesis and Janajatis, decided to hold the protests in the inner parts of the Nepal valley as well, apart from national capital Kathmandu.

The alliance will also protest in Birgunj and Pokhara, two major cities outside Kathmandu.

A meeting of 29 political parties and ethnic groups, that formed the political alliance, decided on their future course of action at a meeting here.

The alliance supporters had picketed Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday during the first phase of their stir programme.

A total of 36 rounds of parleys between the protesters and the government have failed since September 2015 when these parties launched their stir against certain provisions of the new constitution.

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