Muslim community elated over polls date change


GAUSHALA, June 1: The Muslim community based in Mahottari has expressed ftheir happiness over the government’s decision to change the date of second phase of local elections in keeping with their great festival, Ramjan.

The Muslim communities in different districts have been insisting the government to explore alternative dates for local elections so that they can also participate in the civic polls with excitements.

The community has expressed gratefulness to the government for its wise decision to alter election date to respect their cultural and religious event.

Muslim leader of Jaleswor-12, Jeevachha Momin, shared his happiness that they would take part in the election on June 28 after marking Ramjan a day before.

Meanwhile, there has been public complaint that the temporary police recruited by the government for second phase elections have started taking money from the local people.

Locals have accused that the on-duty temporary police have unleashed terror among the public by demanding money from public in rural and urban areas.

However, the Mahottari District Police Office has denied the allegation on the involvement of temporary police in such activities. RSS