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Thousands Protest In Nepal Against Controversial Bill

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Kathmandu: Thousands of protesters gathered in the Nepalese capital on Wednesday demanding the government to scrap a controversial bill to nationalize trusts that manage temples amid fears the move would jeopardize the centuries-old Hindu culture and religious traditions. After days of protests, the authorities on Tuesday promised to withdraw the Guthi bill from Parliament. However, those opposing the proposed legislation suspect that Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli-led Communist Party government may bring back the bill described by its critics as “repressive”. “The government promised to withdraw the bill from the National Assembly on Tuesday evening. But we continued our protest to pressurize the government not to bring the bill back again,” Chairperson of National Identity Protection Joint Struggle Committee Ganapati Lal Shrestha told Efe news. (IANS)

 

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