The stakeholder in one program said that Madhesi people were discriminated based on sentiment rather than constitution.
The stakeholders in a program held in Lalitpur on “ Madhesi demands, analysis and issues of province, boundary and autonomy” organized jointly by INSEC and Law associates stated that Madhesi people were sentimentally discriminated.
Speaking at the program, former minister Lal Babu Pandit said that the constitution has given space to correct the weakness to move forward. He added that it is necessary to remove sentimental and practical discrimination at first.
He also said that there are many positive aspects in constitution and the dissatisfaction is mounting as it is not reached to the Madhesi community.
Parliamentarian Lal Babu Yadav said that Madhesi demand and political party’s understanding is different which is creating problem.
Chairperson Ganesh Mandal of Madhesi Civil Society said that in constitution, the major issue in federalism is autonomy rather than province name and boundary.
Political analyst Dr Rajesh Ahiraj said that the present demands of Madhesi people was already accepted by the political parties and it is not new demand. He added that it is unnecessary to debate in this issue. He said that this issue will go for long run until people from hilly and Terai region do not have sentimental relationship with each other.
Speaking at the program INSEC chairperson Subodh Raj Pyakurel said that the politics must be operated by rule of law and added that the problem is due to the lack of political honesty. In a program, activist Min Bahadur Shahi, Ganesh B.K, Charan Prasai and others said that democracy and discrimination do not goes together and stressed that election is essential I democracy and political parties must concentrate on election.
Ram Kumar Shrestha