13th Regional General Council - ECONOMIC BLOCKADE IN NEPAL

Oct 2015

The 13th ITUC-AP Regional General Council notes the reported loss of thousands of jobs, the large number of business closures, and the increasing frustration of the general public with the blockade supported by regional political parties in the country. It expresses its deep concern over the undeclared blockade at the Nepal-India border. It is of the view that the autonomy of the people and government of Nepal to decide their constitution and democratic system should be recognised and respected  and appeals to the Indian government to support the constitution process in Nepal and create the necessary conditions by ensuring that the regular supply of the essentials and goods, and the everyday life of the people in Nepal are back to normal by keeping the border trade open.