Kathmandu, May 23:
The banda imposed in 22 Tarai districts for 21 days has come to an end after the government inked a 10-point agreement with the agitating Tharu Joint Struggle Committee (TJSC) on Wednesday.
The TJSC called off all protest programmes including the banda (general shutdown) after the agreement.
Talks team coordinator from government side Minister for Peace and Reconstruction, Top Bahadur Rayamajhi, said the 10 point agreement made with the TJSC would be incorporated in the new constitution which would ensure the rights of Tharu people.
The struggles waged for rights could be addressed through dialogue, he added.
As per the agreement, proportional and inclusive electoral system would be adopted with minimum 60 percent in the proportional system while 40 in the direct election; proportional and inclusive representation based on the ethnic and gender population would be ensured in each state body.
Similarly, constitution would be promulgated by May 27 with the federalism based on ethnic identity.
Those detained by the police in course of struggle would be released unconditionally, cases against them, if any, scrapped, and injured ones provided free treatment by the government.
The government would provide monetary assistance to the Tharu museum as compensation for the vandalism.
TJSC talks team coordinator Chandra Bahadur Tharu said the talks with government was very positive and the Nepal banda called in the name of TJSC was called off to implement the agreement from today.
Peace Minister Rayamajhi, and Minister for General Administration Surya Man Gurung signed from government side while various Tharu leaders and Constituent Assembly members including Chandra Bahadur signed from the TSC side.