June 10, Kathmandu: Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal has defended the debated Guthi Bill, reasoning that the bill would safeguard the 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. Minister Aryal Further said that discussions can be held on making the bill much better.
Putting their views in the meeting, lawmakers Brishesh Chandra Lal and Sarita Prasain demanded an amendment to the bill. Earlier, the National Assembly session was put off for 15 minutes following a protest by lawmakers of main opposition Nepali Congress against the bill.–