KATHMANDU, May 21: Talks between Agitating Indigenous Nationalities Joint Struggle Committee (NJSC) and the government ended inconclusively Monday with NJSC representatives accusing the government of failing to address their demands.
“The talks could not end in agreement as the government team did not put forward its clear views on our demands,” NJSC secretariat coordinator Parshuram Tamang told Republica after the talks.
According to Tamang, members of the government talks team said they need to hold discussion with leaders of major political parties to address NJSC demands.
When asked about their protests, Tamang said it would continue until the government met the demands for the formation of a single identity-based federal provinces, representation of all communities in all state mechanisms based on inclusive and proportional principles.
NJSC also said the state restructuring should be done on the basis of reports of State Restructuring Commission (SRC) and the Constituent Assembly (CA) committee on state restructuring.
During the talks, the indigenous leaders demanded the release of NJSC cadres arrested by the police and free treatments of injured.
Earlier, they had held discussion with leaders of the three major political parties - UCPN (Maoist), Nepali Congress (NC) and CPN-UML.
The NJSC has been enforcing a general strike across the country from Sunday.