Guthi Bill to safeguard country's religion, culture: Minister Aryal
Published on 2019-06-10
Kathmandu, June 10
Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal has defended the debated Guthi Bill, reasoning that the bill would safeguard country's religion, culture, tradition and originality. Minister Aryal's statement was on the contrary to many lawmakers who are against the bill viewing it would destroy religion and culture.
"Guthi Bill is not against the constitution, it favours the constitution. Do not cast doubts. Discussions can be held on making the bill much better," said the Minister responding to queries raised on the matter at today's meeting of the National Assembly.
Explaining the issue of authority has been mentioned in the bill in a bid to bring uniformity to Guthi, she clarified that the efforts were only to systematise it.
Putting their views in the meeting, lawmakers Brishesh Chandra Lal and Sarita Prasain demanded an amendment to the bill. Earlier, the NA session was put off for 15 minutes following a protest by lawmakers of main opposition Nepali Congress against the bill. RSS
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