Nepal's sovereignity is in danger: Prachanda

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Kathmandu, Oct 3: Nepal Prime Minister Prachanda on Friday, Oct 3 speaking at a programme by Indigenous people's organizations said that the country's national sovereignty and unity is in danger of being attacked from within and outside the country by taking adavantage of the transitional phase. He laid emphasis on the need for using the current situation as an opportunity by all sides as the country is in the process of drafting a new Constitution.

He said, "We will be able to set up our declarations, promises and sacrifices in the form of a constitution in a historical manner."

Prachanda also said the government was set to implement the accord of International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention 169 on Indigenous and Tribal People at the earliest.

He reiterated his commitment to implement the ILO accord, one of the key instruments in the body of international law relating to indigenous people, by amending the law.

"The rights of the indigenous, tribal and oppressed people would be established after the drafting of a new constitution," he said.

The government is yet to implement the accord though it signed the agreement one year ago, Kantipur reported.


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