Call for wider reservation

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Jan 25, 2016-

The Dalit Muslim Labour Party (DMLP) has called for reservation on the basis of population, while also demanding that the state provide special facility for students and elderly citizens of the community.

According to DMLP President Ranjit Paswan, the party had come up with a list of nine demands to draw the attention of the state which has failed to address their issues in the constitution.

“Our demands are simple, we want reservation on the basis of population as we feel we have been left out by the current provision. We also want the state to ensure state scholarships to bright youths from the community and complete health care for the elderly citizens,” said Pawan.

The DMLP wants the government to provide free education to students from its community who score at least 40 percent in medical and engineering entrance exams. The party has demanded that the state reduce the age criteria for the elderly citizens of its community from the current 65 years to 50 years.

Published: 25-01-2016 09:32

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