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Committee on Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles

Committee on Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles

 
Fundamental Duties for the First Time
Written by Bhuwan KC   

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Though discussions continued for 15 months on fundamental rights and directive principles, the parties could not strike consensus on many issues. The parties had disagreements over issues regarding political parties, land reform, autonomy with right to self-determination, prior-rights over land and natural resources, retrospective law, name of the House, citizenship, military training, capital punishment, education and role of youths and others. The Committee incorporated the issues of consensus into the draft report and those of the contentious proposals were put under the category of differing opinions. The Committee prepared a 570-page draft report and submitted it to the Constituent Assembly on November 8, 2009.

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