Indigenous leaders push for federal demand in sit-in
KATHMANDU: Leaders of indigenous community have staged a sit-in before the Constituent Assembly building this afternoon by demanding to promulgate the federal constitution ensuring rights of the indigenous and nationalities communities.
The leaders of the Federal Socialist Movement including Laxman Tharu, Indrahang Limbu, DK Tamang put forth a 24-point demand demanding to guarantee the Limbuwan, Khambuwan, Tamsaling, Tharuhut, Magarat, Khasan and Mithila autonomous states.
Coordinator of the Movement, Sanjuhang Palungwa told journalists that the new constitution should guarantee the federal states with self-governed autonomous political units.
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He demanded the government to address their concerns and warned of stern protest if the government turned a deaf ear to their demands.