Indian envoy Sood calls on Nepal PM, discusses Meghalaya incidents

      Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Rakesh Sood met Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal here on Friday and discussed the recent incidents of reported violence against Nepali speaking persons in Meghalaya. The meeting comes at the time when the state government has been accused of remaining silent over the atrocities against the Nepali speakers in Meghalaya. They also discussed ongoing efforts for consensus, peace process and Constitution drafting in Nepal There have been clashes between the Nepali speaking persons in Meghalaya for the past one month. Earlier, the Young Communist League (YCL), youth wing of the UCPN (Maoist) has submitted a memorandum to the Indian Embassy denouncing the recent violence. According to Kantipur, the YCL has demanded that India should guarantee the Nepali speakers'' right to live a dignified life. The statement submitted by YCL coordinator Ganeshman Pun said that India should immediately take steps to maintain social harmony and provide compensation to the victims and take stern action against the perpetrators.

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