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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 80

Nepal’s mainstream left party to defy government prohibitory

[b]Nepal’s mainstream left party to defy government prohibitory order[/b]

[b]Kathmandu , 01 December, (Asiantribune,com): [/b]A day after Kathmandu’s district administration office announced fresh prohibitory orders for public gatherings, Nepal’s mainstream left party, the Communist Party of Nepal-United Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML), said Wednesday that it would continue with its protests scheduled for December 2 in the prohibited area of New Baneswore.

“The protest program will be organized at the scheduled time at the same venue,” said senior CPN-UML leader Bam Dev Gautam. He added that the demonstration will be peaceful and that he did not want any confrontation. Gautam said that 9,000 party workers have already been mobilized for the demonstration. “We will see what they can do,” he challenged.

Nepal’s royalist government issued prohibitory orders in several popular areas for public gathering in Kathmandu after the royal power grab of February 1 this year. New Baneswore came up as a new venue for pro-democracy gatherings. In a recent civil society gathering, the venue was christened as “Loktantra Chowk” meaning “Democracy Venue”. However, the administration added the venue to the list of prohibited areas, along with other venues, for December 2, the day CPN-UML is slated to show its strength here.

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