Protests over Province’s Name Continue; CM Karki Claims It Will Not Change

Himalaya Times
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Several opposing parties have continued to protest following the naming of Koshi Province.

Today, authorities had to use force after demonstrators began a violent demonstration in Biratnagar.

Tika Karki, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Morang District Police Office, stated that tear gas had to be used to contain the demonstration of those organizations assembled at Mahendra Chowk this afternoon, but no one was harmed.

While the situation in Biratnagar was normal in the afternoon, he informed me that police monitoring had intensified.

However, Chief Minister of Koshi Province, Hikmat Kumar Karki, has said that the name of the province will remain the same. Speaking at an event in Rumjatar of the district on Sunday, he said the name of the province will not be changed immediately, as the name Koshi is universally accepted name.

He also reminded that 90 percent of parliamentarians approved the name Koshi and added that for now there will not be any discussion on the name's amendment.

He urged all to leave aide the issue of name and focus on the prosperity of the province.



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