Nepal PM Oli vows to provide constitutionally guaranteed rights

Kathmandu, Dec 10 (IANS) Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Thursday expressed his government’s commitment to providing citizens with constitutionally guaranteed rights in full.

“The Nepal government has guaranteed various economic, social and cultural rights of the people as fundamental rights besides assuring the civil and political rights,” the prime minister said in his message delivered on the occasion of the 67th International Human Rights Day.

Regarding the ongoing agitation against the country’s new Constitution and political standoff between the Kathmandu-based administration and the Madhes-based political parties and ethnic groups of Nepal southern Terai plains, he said the government was trying its best to give constitutional and political resolution to the issue, Xinhua news agency reported.

The prime minister also spoke of the challenges the Nepal government was facing owing to disruption in supply of petroleum products and essential commodities at border points with India since mid-September.

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