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Nepal Pressured To Declare Muslim Public Holidays

Source: Reuters India
Posted on Saturday, June 30, 2007


Two leading Muslim groups have said they would organize street protests if the government does not meet its demand to have more than 10% of the seats of the upcoming assembly set aside for Muslims.

One likely compromise would be to add 2 or 3 Muslim public holidays, for Muslim civil servants, to the calendar of public holidays in Nepal.



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