Ajra resumes struggle

  • single identity-based federalism
- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Feb 16, 2015-

The Adivasi Janajati Rastriya Andolan (Ajra), which is struggling for single identity-based federalism, has announced to resume its protest while extending its ‘conditional support’ to the UCPN (Maoist)-led 30-party alliance.

 The second round of protest will give equal focus outside Kathmandu Valley from next week, Ajra leaders said on Monday.

The central committee of Ajra has also decided to deploy Janajati leaders, intellectuals and right activists in different parts of the country to raise awareness about their agenda and struggle.

Ajra will also take out a rally during the 30-party’s demonstration on February 28.

“We will keep protesting until our demands are fulfilled. We are launching awareness campaign outside the valley to teach common people about identity,” Ajra leader Padma Ratna Tuladhar said.

 Ajra has been seeking support of other disgruntled communities in its struggle for identity-based federalism after the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities refused to extend its support to the cause.

Tuladhar has said that there could be participation of other excluded and marginalised communities, including Khas, Muslim and Dalits, in the Ajra movement.

 Ajra, which recently introduced its youth squad, is looking forward to rally a huge mass behind its banner for the much-needed show of strength, especially after it failed to generate enough support in Kathmandu-centric protest last month.

Published: 17-02-2015 07:22

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