Target: Ram Baran Yadav, President of Nepal
Goal: Come to a compromise with minority groups over the new constitution to stop violent protests like the ones that killed seven police officers and a child.
Protests in Nepal over the newly proposed constitution turned violent recently as thousands of protesters stormed a zone named as prohibited by the government. Protesters surrounded police officers who were trying to deescalate the situation and attacked them with axes, scythes and spears. One officer was burned alive, and sixteen others were injured.
Seven police officers and one child were killed in the attack, with no protester deaths currently recorded. The protesters mostly belong to minority groups like the country’s Tharu minority, who say the new constitution would further marginalize them by federalizing the country and dividing it into seven provinces. The groups are fighting for their own provinces.
These violent protests are unacceptable, but fighting these groups on the ground may just lead to more violence and death. Urge the president of Nepal to talk with protesters and come to a compromise over the new constitution to stop violent protests.
Dear President Ram Baran Yadav,
As you know, minority groups protesting the newly proposed constitution recently killed multiple police officers and a child after attacking with axes, scythes and spears. These protesters mostly belong to minority groups like the country’s Tharu minority who want their own provinces rather than feeling further marginalized by the proposed new seven provinces.
The fighting and violent protesting will only continue unless both sides are able to come together and reach a compromise in the situation. I urge you to take action by hearing out the protesters’ objections and coming up with a compromise over the new constitution.
[Your Name Here]
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