KATHMANDU: The National Muslim Struggle Alliance (NMSA) has demanded guaranteeing the rights to the Muslim community in the new constitution.
The Alliance put forth its demand through a memorandum it submitted to Chairman of Constituent Assembly, Subas Nembang, today.
The memo demanded enlisting the Muslim community as a community having a separate identity, forming a constitutional Muslim commission, incorporating the Muslim's rights along with the rights of women and Dalit under the fundamental rights and ensuring federalism that establishes identity of Muslims while carrying out the state restructuring.
The memo was submitted by a delegation led by coordinator of the Alliance and lawmaker Sadrul Miya Haq and also calls for the complete proportional inclusion of the Muslim community, the principle of secular state, mixed electoral system and adoption of positive discrimination, among others.
The memo also demands full implementation of previous agreements signed with the Muslim community by the government.
The Alliance is also submitting the memo to Chairman of the Constitutional Committee, Nilamber Acharya.