RPP-N holds sit-in before CA building, scores injured in clash with police

RPP-N holds sit-in before CA building, scores injured in clash with police

Jan. 19, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol. : 08 No.- 14 January 16 - 2015 (Magh 2, 2071)

Rastriya Prajatantra Party-Nepal on Sunday staged a sit-in in front of the Constituent Assembly (CA) building demanding timely promulgation of a new constitution.

The RPP-N leaders and activists taking part in the agitation called for ensuring Hinduism as the state religion and a referendum on disputed subjects ranging from referendum.

The party´s activists held a rally from Babarmahal and headed towards the CA building at New Baneshwor triggering a clash with the security forces blocking entry into the restricted area. In the ensuing clash photo journalist Rejina Gurung sustained serious injuries while scores of party activists were also injured in the lathi charge.

Addressing the sit-in, RPP-N Chairman Kamal Thapa accused the bigger parties of resorting to politics of prohibition and added the chances of a new constitution on time were slim.

He said a draft of the constitution formulated by trimming down the CA process would not be acceptable to his party.

Thapa stressed the need of incorporating a provision on regaining the old status of Hinduism as the state religion while underlining an immediate referendum as an option for final say on the issue. He said the country must be given an outlet by ending the political impasse reports RSS. 

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