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Nepal makes first amendment of its constitution four months after promulgation, says report: The Legislature-Parliament on January 23 endorsed the Bill on First Amendment of Constitution of Nepal and amended the country's charter with two thirds majority four months after its promulgation. Taking into consideration the demands of the Madhes-based parties, the amendment has included provisions to ensure proportional representation and electoral constituencies based on population. For that, two articles - Article 42 and Article 286 - were amended. The amendment aims at resolving the ongoing agitation by the Madhesi parties. The lawmakers of agitating parties, however, boycotted the voting, saying the purported amendment was incomplete and would not address their demands. The Himalayan Times, January 24, 2016.  

Government is expecting to address genuine concerns through a consensus very soon, says Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on January 14 said that Government is expecting to address the genuine concerns through a consensus very soon. To address some concerns or dissatisfaction of some sections of society on some of the provisions of the Constitution, the Constitution Amendment Bill was tabled in the Legislature Parliament, he added. The Himalayan Times, January 15, 2016.  

Two task forces of major parties and agitating UDMF start point-wise discussion on 11-point demands: Two task forces of major parties and the agitating United Democratic Madheshi Front (UDMF) on January 8 started point-wise discussion on the front’s 11-point demands. According to a member of the UDMF task force Hridayesh Tripathi, both the task forces have started debating on the 11-point demands in a free and frank manner. He claimed that they had agreed not to disclose their stances to the media, as that might create problem during negotiations. The Himalayan Times, January 9, 2016.

Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs registers bill to amend some Nepal Acts in accordance with new Constitution: Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs on January 1 registered a bill to amend some Nepal Acts to 193 existing laws in accordance with the new Constitution. The Ministry took the initiative to bring the new Constitution into implementation. Altogether 193 update existing laws contravene various provisions of the new constitution that was promulgated on September 20. The Ministry has been working with the target of establishing one high court in each seven provinces within a year. Myrepublica, January 2, 2016.

Denying justice to the victims of the armed conflict would be a misfortunate chapter for the country, says TRC Chairman Surya Kiran Gurung: Chairman of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), Surya Kiran Gurung, said that denying justice to the victims of the armed conflict would be a misfortunate chapter for the country. The TRC, which was formed in 2014, has completed field study in 23 Districts by organizing interaction programs with victims. The TRC has a mandate of two years. Myrepublica, December 25, 2015.

Government is committed to respecting human rights and that non-state actors also should show equal respect for such rights, says Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli speaking at a function organized by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on December 10 said that the Government is committed to respecting human rights and that non-state actors also should show equal respect for such rights. PM Oli alleged that the political parties involved in the ongoing protests are not showing respect for human rights principles. Though he did not mention the Madhes movement, he indicated it and criticized the incidents of violence during the protests. Republica, December 11, 2015.

Major parties draft three-point proposal for talks with agitating Madheshi parties: Three major parties the Nepali Congress (NC), the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) and the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) on December 4 drafted a three-point proposal to be tabled during the major parties' talks with the agitating Madheshi parties. The three major parties decided to begin the process of amending the new constitution through the Constitution Amendment Bill registered by the erstwhile NC-led Government regarding proportional inclusion and delineation of election constituencies on the basis of population. The Himalayan Times, December 5, 2015.

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