Artists, writers and cultural activists announce protest against House dissolutionPM Oli’s ‘regressive move’ undermines the achievements of the 2006 people’s movement and pushes the country towards authoritarianism, they say.
Litterateurs, theatre and movie artists and cultural activists have announced street protests against the KP Sharma Oli government’s move of dissolving the House of Representatives, which they have termed "regressive."
Individuals from various creative fields, issuing a statement on Tuesday, announced ‘Srastandolan-2077’ with the formation of coordination and secretariat teams to prepare programmes of protests.
In the statement, they have said that by taking a ‘regressive move’ Oli tried to undermine the achievements of the 2006 people’s movement and push the nation towards authoritarianism.
“The government attitude of curtailing the citizen’s freedom to express, protest and gather, instead of searching for a progressive solution for the crisis prompted by the current social structure, political process and power-exercise, is objectionable,” reads the statement.
The statement has also condemned the use of force during a peaceful march organised by civil society members in Baluwatar on January 25.
Litterateur Rajan Mukarung, following the issuance of the statement, said that the movement will soon finalise various street protest programmes.
“We will always actively be part of any movement that is in favour of progressive values,” said Mukarung.