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Koirala meets Army chief on Nepal's security situation
Kathmandu | May 11, 2007 4:33:21 PM IST

At a time when Nepal's Terai region is marred by shutdowns and demonstrations, Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala on Friday met Chief of Army Staff General Rookmangud Katawal to review the country's security situation.

The meeting held at Prime Minister's official residence in Baluwatar was termed as a 'routine' meeting by the officials.

Meanwhile, five indigenous organisations have announced fresh agitation from May 17, to press for their demands.

The organizations are - Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NFIN), Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities Students, Indigenous Nationalities Joint Struggle Committee, National Indigenous Nationalities Women Federation and Nepal Indigenous Nationalities Youth Association.

They have called nationwide shutdown on June 1, 10 and 11.

Major demands of communities include federal restructuring of the State on ethnic lines along with right to self determination and election system based on proportional representation, beside others. (ANI)

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