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Nepalese migrants' front to hold rally for Democracy in Nepal

Written by: Staff

New Delhi, Apr 1 (UNI) A joint forum of organisations formed by the Nepalese migrants in India today announced plans to organise a series of protests in the capital to extend solidarity to the pro-democracy movement in the Hindu Kingdom.

Gathered under the banner of the Anti-Monarchy United Democratic Front, the migrant organisations announced they will hold a massive rally on April 9, where the representatives of all major Parliamentary political parties in Nepal would be invited, president of Nepali Jana Adhikaar Surakchhya Samiti Laxman Pant told reporters here.

''The massive demonstration, where seevral lakhs of people are expected to participate, will begin from the Ramlila Ground and end at Jantar Mantar,''Mr Pant said.

''The pro-democracy movement in Nepal has recently been strengthened following an understanding reached between the seven major political parties and the the Nepal Communist Party (Maoist) wherein the two sides have declared a decisive movement for the establishment of democracy. They have called for a four-day general strike and massive peaceful demonstrations across Nepal from April 6-9, 2006,'' he said.

As part of its efforts to express solidarity with the pro-democracy movement in the Himalayan Kingdom, the Anti-Monarchy United Democratic Front brings together major Nepalese migrant organisations in India including the Nepali Jan Sampark Samiti, Prabhashi Nepali Sangh, Nepali Jana Adhikaar Surakchhya Samiti, Loktantrik Andolan Sahayog Samiti, Nepali Janakalyan Samiti and Nepal Terai Democratic Front, will also hold a joint seminar on on the topic on April 6, Mr Pant said.

''Our basic aim is to establish democracy in Nepal and end the rule of the Monarch. Under the rule of the Monarchy, fundamental rights of people, including their right to life, are being violated with complete impunity. The state terror has resulted in mass exodus of people from villages across Nepal. They live a life without food, shelter and jobs, he added.

''It is in this context that all major political parties, professional organisations and civil society across the board have risen in rebellion,'' he said.

Mr Pant informed that at present there were nearly 80 lakh Nepalese migrants in various parts of India. In addition, 160 out of the nearly 180 countries in the world had the presence of Nepalese who had migrated to these countries due to the oppression by the government of the Monarchy.

Urging the Indian government to lend its support to the establishment of democracy in Nepal Mr Pant said, ''We appeal to the Indian government to support the people of Nepal for establishment of Republican democracy and end Monarchy.'' UNI AR AK HS1910

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