Rana Tharu in mass assembly of Far-West supporters
DIL BAHADUR CHATYAL
DHANGADI, May 15: Setting an example of communal harmony amidst growing tension in Far-West, hundreds of Rana Tharus have participated in the mass assembly organized by the supporters of undivided Far-west, Tuesday.
The artists close to Rana Tharu performed during the assembly with the purpose of spreading message that people from Tarai, Hill and Mountain regions were all Nepalis.
Participation of Rana Tharu in the assembly helped ease the situation amid growing tensions between supporters of undivided Far-west and Tharuhat.
A rally of Rana Tharu which started from Malakheti of Kailali merged into the gathering of Far-west supporters.
Addressing the mass assembly, Secretary of Association of All Nepal Indigenous Nationalities Khadak Rana Tharu said, “We don´t need ethnic state. We need facilities like education, health and employment. Tharu and Rana are indigenous people of Kailali and Kanchanpur and Rana Tharus don´t need an ethnic state.”
He even accused Prachanda of trying to bring conflict between people from the hills and Tharu community. Secretary Rana Tharu stressed on the need for cordial relationship and fraternity between all people.
Meanwhile indigenous leader Prem Aale said the ongoing protest in Far-West was not against any ethnic community but ethnic state.
Thousands of people participated in the mass assembly organized by the supporters of undivided Far-West on the 19th day of the protest.
The leaders, during the gathering, vowed to continue their protest but said that they would change its form keeping in view of hardship faced by the people.