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One year on, protests continue against Koshi Province naming


 |  Kathmandu

Pro-identity groups have marked the one-year anniversary of Province 1's naming as "Koshi" with a demonstration in the Kathmandu Valley on Thursday.

Holding black flags and banners reading "No Koshi," the groups voiced their ongoing opposition to the chosen name.

They gathered at Tinkune and reiterated their demand for the province's name to reflect the identity and historical background of the region, as advocated by the Joint Struggle Committee.

This protest highlights the continued objections to the name "Koshi" among certain communities within the province. The issue remains unresolved, with the Joint Struggle Committee pushing for a name change that better represents the diverse identities within Province 1.

A protester lost his life and several others sustained injuries in the course of demonstrations staged against Koshi Province last year.

Padam Limbu alias Lajehang who sustained critical injuries during the demonstration staged calling for the scrapping 'Koshi' as the name of Province 1 in Biratnagar on March 19 passed away on March 24 last year.

As the agitations continued, the government on April 7, 2023 decided to declare Padam Limbu alias Lajehang, who died during the agitation against the naming of Koshi province, as a martyr.


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