June 19 – Newar Community have launched a massive protest today in the central capital, Kathmandu, demanding a scrap of the Guthi Bill.
Newars who came from different parts of the capital assembled at Maitighar Mandala, chanted slogans and demanded the bill be scrapped.
They reasoned that the bill would affect Guthi heritage and culture.
On Tuesday, Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal announced withdrawal of the bill that was tabled at the National Assembly relenting to a widespread protest against it from all quarters.
However, the protestors have demanded the scrap of the bill.
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