Hundreds of people take to the streets of Kathmandu to support the return of the constitutional monarchy | World news
A pro-monarch march took place in the capital Kathmandu on Saturday, where hundreds of people took to the streets with national flags to extend their support for a constitutional monarchy.
Hundreds of supporters of the monarch took to the streets in a pre-organized and well-announced rally on December 5 to demand the reestablishment of the constitutional monarchy and declare Nepal a Hindu state.
Participants in Saturday’s massive rally chanted slogans in favor of the Hindu monarchy and demanded the reestablishment of the constitutional monarchy in the Himalayan nation which they said was for the country’s national unity and the well-being of the people. .
“Today, the participants are there without being animated by any feeling of impulsivity, because the movement led by the young people is already underway. We can dream of our beautiful Nepal and this nation would obviously regain its status as Hindu state monarch. Until we reach our goal, we will fight for it, ”Amir KC, one of the march participants who claimed to have led more than 250 young people from Lalitpur to the site, told ANI.
Saturday’s protest comes as a series of similar protests took place last month for a constitutional monarchy.
On November 10, a group carrying the “Nationalist Civic Society” banner staged a demonstration in Jamal in Kathmandu, demanding the restoration of the constitutional monarchy and announcing that Nepal was a Hindu state.
Two days later, a group called the Nepal Scholar Council organized a demonstration in Biratnagar with the same demands.
Again on November 19, another group under the banner “Independent Nationalist Citizens of the Far West” demonstrated in Dhangadhi, followed by a demonstration in Pokhara on November 25 under the banner “Western Nepalese Citizens” and “Nationalist Group”. Nepalese ”in Janakpur in Nepal.
The tendency to organize protests in other parts of the country also continued to increase, with a similar protest taking place in Hetauda on November 29 under the banner “Movement for the Restoration of the Constitution” and another protest on November 30 in Kathmandu. same.
Saturday’s protest was held under the banner of Rashtriya Nagarik Andolan Samiti 2077 (National Committee of Civic Movement 2020). The same type of demonstration was planned by the Rastriya Prajatantra party in Jhapa, the hometown of outgoing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, in support of the monarch and the monarchy.
Observers in Kathmandu say the movement to reinstate the monarch grew out of unsuccessful attempts by current political parties to respond to the public interest.
“When democratic forces fail to live up to expectations, both ruling and opposition parties, then it is inevitable that an alternative force will try to take its place. This is how I see the revival of this event, ”Biswas Baral, a news commentator in Kathmandu, told ANI.
“A lot of people are unhappy with the way the current government works. This was seen as a failure in controlling COVID-19, controlling corruption, and implementing federalism. So there is a general disillusionment among the people, so this (manifestation) could be an expression of it, ”Baral said.
Protesters on Saturday displayed placards bearing a photo of Prithivi Narayan Shah, the founding father of modern Nepal, along with national flags while chanting slogans against the federal democratic republican system that Nepal adopted in 2008 after the abolition of the 240-year-old monarchy.
Nepal became a Federal Democratic Republic after the promulgation of a new constitution in 2015. The first general election in 2017 held after the promulgation of the charter gave a clear mandate to an alliance of the former CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) NCP which is now in power.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, who since then has clung to power with responsibilities to implement the constitution, strengthen federalism and good governance, is now seen as a failure.