FDA announces protest programmes including Nepal Banda


Kathmandu, March 7: The Federal Democratic Alliance, an umbrella organisation of fringe parties including the United Democratic Madhesi Front has announced a series of protest programmes including a nationwide shutdown.
The meeting on Tuesday of the central movement mobilization committee of the Alliance decided to hold demonstrations and protest meets in the district headquarters, as well as a Nepal banda taking over the incident that took place in Saptari on Monday.
The FDA has also given seven days ultimatum to the government to review the proposal registered at the parliament to amend the constitution and to withdraw the announcement of local level elections, according to a press statement issued by the FDA’s spokesperson Dr Om Gurung. Otherwise, the parties affiliated to the FDA and represented in the parliament including the UDMF would withdraw their support to the present government.
The Alliance has also decided to hold an extensive interaction with the international community to inform them about the problems facing the madhesi, the indigenous nationalities, the dalits, khas, tharu, muslim, women, the oppressed, marginalized and backward groups, while drawing attention towards the serious violation of human rights that took place in the Saptari incident.
The meeting also appealed to government to declare those killed in police firing on Monday as martyrs, provide compensation to the bereaved families and ensure medical treatment of those injured.