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PRESS RELEASE

इनेप्लिज २०७२ कार्तिक १७ गते १७:१४ मा प्रकाशित

George Mason University – School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution announces an evening with the H.E. Honorable Ambassador Dr. Arjun K Karki of Nepal. H.E. Honorable Ambassador Karki will be joined by scholars from Washington Nepal Forum (WNF) working in different disciplines at various universities and research institutions in the U.S., and currently living in Washington DC Metro area. The scholars are: Dr. Yogendra P. Paneru, Dr. Sagar Rijal and Dr. Chitra K. Tiwari. They will speak about the recently promulgated Constitution of Nepal, and Nepal’s commitment on democratic peace, and human rights, and unofficial blockade imposed by India over Nepal.

Nepal successfully adopted a new constitution recently in September. This new federal secular republic initially divided the country into seven provinces, with less autonomy than before. Established parties mostly dominated by high caste male leaders have drawn the initial boundaries. A deal was struck in October to reduce the provinces to six.

The constitution failed to address some legitimate concerns of some ethnic communities prior to its approval and they fear they will have less representation in the parliament. Nepalese women may also lose rights in this patriarchal society. The LGBT community won with its equal rights guaranteed.

The domestic response to the new constitution was complicated by Indian reaction. India has expressed its displeasure with the unrest and violence since its adoption. Nepal believes India imposed an undeclared economic blockade and is interfering in

Nepal’s internal affairs. Academia, policy-makers, members of the press, human rights specialists and the

general public are welcome to attend. The event is free. CONTACT: Pamela Struss, PhD, [email protected], 703-216-1933

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