KATHMANDU, May 22: The government has decided to pay compensation to physical damages caused at Nawalparasi-based Tharu museum and vehicles during Tharu protests.
A four-hour meeting between Tharu Struggle Committee and government at peace ministry reached to this agreement on Tuesday.
However, the meeting will continue on Wednesday after the government failed to address the committee´s demand of three provinces in Tarai.
Deputy Prime Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula and Ministers—Barsha Man Pun, Mahendra Yadav and Radha Gyawali—had represented the government in the meeting.
Indigenous leaders stick to their demands
Lawmakers and leaders of different political parties belonging to indigenous communities decided to go for struggle if their demands were not addressed in Tuesday´s talks with the government team.
Organizing a meeting today, the leaders and lawmakers have decided to remain firm on the demands of federal states with single ethnic identity, rights to self-determination, preferential rights, self-autonomous provinces and others as floated by the Indigenous Nationalities Joint Struggle Committee.
Chairman of Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN) Raj Kumar Lekhi said decision has been made to go for further protest if positive results were not yielded during the talks.
The NEFIN is likely to announce its protest programs today itself if the dialogue was not positive, Lekhi added.
During the meeting, indigenous leader Parshuram Tamang, Lekhi, Maoist lawmaker Suresh Ale Magar and others were present.