Butwal, March 11
Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa says cadres of Madheshi activist CK Raut, with whom the government recently signed an 11 point agreement convincing him to give up the movement for secession, breached the agreement in a Sunday demonstration in Janakpur because they were uninformed about contents of the deal.
Thapa maintains that it will be the last of such demonstration and should be taken as the farewell show.
The cadres had chanted slogans for separating the Madhesh region from Nepal during the demonstration yesterday though the agreement mentions that Raut will not disseminate any message that go against the existence of indivisible Nepal.
Speaking with journalists at the Bhairahawa Airport on Monday morning, Thapa said, “The event was held there maybe because he was yet to convey the message about the agreement to his cadres.”
The Minister interpreted the agreement as an achievement of the government because the group was considered a threat to the national security.
Meanwhile, Thapa reiterated that the agreement did not hint at the possibility of a referendum to decide whether to separate Madhesh as the constitution is clear that no question can be raised about Nepal’s territory.
Thapa was in Bhairahawa on his way to Butwal, where he addressed a provincial security meeting today.
Published on March 11th, Monday, 2019 11:54 AM
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