More than 25 thousand Nepali Muslim nationals took to the streets on Saturday, May 5, 2012, demanding non-Madhesi identity for themselves and formation of the ‘National Muslim Commission’ in Ineruwa- the district capital of Sunsari district.
Sunsari is the home district of Devi Prasad Regmi who had slapped Jhal nath Khanal some two years ago.
A dangerous zone for Nepali leaders.
The local security officials and some five hundred volunteers deployed by National Muslim Struggle Committee were engaged in controlling the highly agitated mass.
“The length of the entire procession in the highway was at least 1.5 kilometers long”, eyewitnesses have it and they add that the “numerical strength of the protestors was greater than the one observed during the Peoples’ Uprising-II in Ineruwa”.
The local Nepali Muslims were demanding separate identity for themselves in the constitution, the urgent formation of a National Muslim Commission, ensure fundamental rights of Muslims in the constitution, a separate federal state, awarding legitimacy to Madarsa education, ensure quota in each and every state organs and some others as well.