Incident Reports

Janamukti Party stages demonstration in Butwal demanding constitution amendment


Lumbini, Rupandehi, Butwal

Rastriya Janamukti Party has held a vigil in Butwal demanding the rewriting of the constitution. Stating that the constitution has discriminated against Adivasi Janajati, Women, Madhesi and Dalit, the party has demanded that the constitution be rewritten to make it universally acceptable.

Addressing the gathering, party executive chairman Keshav Suryawanshi said that the constitution should be rewritten not to repeal it but to make it acceptable to all sections and communities. He said that rewriting was necessary to rectify the shortcomings in the constitution and include the missing issues. The Janamukti Party has demanded that the provisions related to state restructuring be rewritten. Speaking at the cautionary meeting, Federal Council Vice President Maniram Chaulagai, Federal Council Secretary Mojib Ali, Federal Council member Madhu Rana, Central President of Janamukti Yuva Mahasangh Shankar Gaha and others said that there was no alternative to rewriting the constitution to make it accessible to all Nepalis. The protest started from Lakhan Chowk at Butwal Highway Crossing and reached Traffic Chowk via Milanchowk, Hospital Line and turned into a rally.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Contestation over Constitution and federal restructuring
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Other/multiple/unspecified political affiliation
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media