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मुलुकको भविष्य निर्णायक मोडमा !

प्रा. डा. मदन कुमार दाहाल

तराईमा सम्पूर्ण यातायात अवरूद्ध छ, जन-जीवन अत्यन्त कष्टप्रद र भयावह रहेको छ। सम्पूर्ण नेपालमा एक दिन बन्द-हडताल हुंदा अनुमानित कुल रू. ३ अर्व वरावरको आर्थिक क्षति हुन्छ।

11754255_867772586647069_1720834341450081552_nनेपालको संविधान, २०७२ जारी हुने पूर्व सन्ध्यामा केही दिन देखि संघीयताको नाउंमा जातीय र क्षेत्रीय राज्यको माग गर्दै तराईमा निरन्तर प्रदर्शन, भिडन्त, वन्द-हडताल, अशान्ती, हत्या-हिंशा र कर्फ्युको लहर चलेको छ। तराईमा सम्पूर्ण यातायात अवरूद्ध छ, जन-जीवन अत्यन्त कष्टप्रद र भयावह रहेको छ। सम्पूर्ण नेपालमा एक दिन बन्द-हडताल हुंदा अनुमानित कुल रू. ३ अर्व वरावरको आर्थिक क्षति हुन्छ। हालै सरकारको तर्फवाट दोश्रो पटक आन्दोलनकारीहरूसंग वार्ताको लागि पत्राचार गरिएको छ। Continue reading

आतंकबादको बचाव जत्तिको प्रतिगामी कदम अरु हुनै सक्दैन

कैलाली घटनापछि नेपाली समाजको ठुलो तप्कामा निराशा पैदा भएको छ । माओवादी विद्रोहपछि हिंसा सकियो भन्ने विश्वास गरेका धेरैले कैलाली टिकापुरमा आन्दोलनकारीले ७ प्रहरी र एक दुधे बालक मारेको रात निन्द्रा नपरेको अभिव्यक्ति समाजिक सञ्जालमा व्यक्त गरे। त्यो स्वभाविक थियो ।

पहिलो, आतंकले सामान्य मानिसलाई पिडा दिन्छ । सन् २०१४ मा सात समुन्द्र पारी इस्लामिक स्टेटले एकजना अमेरिकी पत्रकारको घाँटी रेटी हत्या गर्दा सामाजिक सञ्जालमा नेपालकै सज्जनहरुले समेत मानवता विरोधी अपराधको खुलेर विरोध गरेका थिए । त्यति टाढाको घटनाले हाम्रो मनहरु दुखेको थियो भने आफ्नै भुमिमा त्यो भन्दा क्रुर, पाशविक र अमानवीय घटना हुँदा निन्द्रा नपर्नु स्वभाविक हो ।

दोस्रो, आतंकले आम मानिसमा निराशा पैदा गर्छ। आतंकको निरन्तरताले आर्थिक संबृद्धिको मार्ग बन्द गर्छ । यसले गर्दा नागरिकहरु आफ्नै भविष्यसुनिश्चित नभएको पिरलोका कारण अस्थिर मनोभाव पैदा गराउँछ । यो मनोविज्ञान देश विकासको लागि समेत घातक हुनपुग्छ । क्षमता भएकाहरु विदेशिने धेरै कारण मध्येको एक यही हो ।

तर कैलाली नरसंहारका यी पक्षहरु भन्दा डरलाग्दो अर्को पक्ष छ । त्यो हो हिंसा र आतंकको राजनीतिककरण । मानिसलाई भाला र बन्चरो हानेर मार्ने कामलाई समेत नेपालको सचेत तप्काले खुलेर आतंकबाद हो भन्न सकेन । धेरैले यसलाई थारु अधिकारको आन्दोलनको आवरणमा ढाकछोप गर्ने प्रयास गरे । कैलाली घटनाजस्तो मानव नरसंहारको समेत ˝राजनीतिक समाधान”को माग गरियो । आतंकबादको राजनीतिककरणको यो डरलाग्दो मागले नेपाली समाजलाई दीर्घकालसम्म सताईरहनेछ । Continue reading

मान्छे जिउँदै जलाउने, दुई बर्षको बच्चालाई मार्ने आन्दोलन होईन, राजनीतिक विषय होईन, अक्षम्य अपराध हो: गगन थापा

समझदारी हुँदै गर्दा संघर्षको क्रममा भएका मानवताविरोधी जघन्य अपराधमा संलग्नन चाहे राज्यपक्षको होस चाहे विद्रोही\आन्दोलनकारी होस कसैले पनि उन्मुक्ति पाउनु हुँदैन । विगतमा हामीले समझदारी गर्‍यौं राम्रो गर्‍यौं तर मानवता विरुद्धका जघन्य अपराध गर्नेलाई माफि दियौं । गम्भिर गल्ति गर्‍यौं । जसको परिणाम हामी आज भोग्दै छौं

सिमाङ्कनको राजनीतिक हल खोज, अपराधिलाई दण्डित गर

संविधानसभाले संविधान वनाउन लागेको यो क्षणमा जननायक वी.पी. कोइरालाको संकल्पलाई समम्झिरहेको छु जसले ६८ बर्ष अगाडि वि.सं २००४ सालमा भन्नुभएको थियो-‘ जनताले ठाँउ ठाँउवाट आफ्ना प्रतिनिधिहरु चुनेर एउटा सभा खडा हुनेछ । यस सभाको काम विधान वनाउनु हुनेछ । जनताको इच्छा कुन तवरले शासनमा सर्वोपरि हुन्छ भन्ने त्यस सभाले निधो गर्नेछ र त्यस सभाकै निर्णय अनुसार शासनप्रणाली पनि निर्धारण हुनेछ ।’ आज हामी उहाँको यो सपनालाई साकार पार्दैछौं ।

संविधासभामा मस्यौदा समितवाट प्रस्तुत विधेयकलाई जस्ताको तस्तै संविधानमा अनुवाद गर्ने हो र नेपालभन्दा वाहिर रहेको संविधानको कुनै विद्यार्थीलाई अध्ययन गर भनेर दिने हो भने स्वभाविक रुपमा उसले यो लोकतान्त्रिक संविधान हो भन्ने निष्कर्ष निकाल्छ । तर जव स्वतन्त्रता, समानता र आम संचारमा भएको प्रतिवन्धात्मक बाक्यांश हेर्छ अनि उसको आफ्नै निष्कर्षमा प्रश्न गर्छ । त्यसैले यसलाई सच्याउनुपर्छ ।

धर्म, भाषाको सम्वन्धमा लेखिएका धारा पढ्छ, अनि आर्थिक, सामाजिक, सांस्कृतिक अधिकारका प्रावधानहरू जव पढ्छ, प्रत्येक नागरिकको प्रगति, प्रतिष्ठा र पहिचानको लागि समर्पित धाराहरू हेर्दै गर्दा निश्चय पनि भन्नेछ यो संविधनले नेपालको विविधतालाई सम्मिलन होईन संवोधन गरेको छ । तर जव दलित समुदाय, अपाङ्गता, महिला अनि अल्पसंख्यकहरूको पहुँच र प्रतिनिधित्वको व्यवस्थामा भएको अनुदारतालाइ पढ्छ अनि फेरी उसको निष्कर्षमा आफै प्रश्न उठाउँछ । त्यसैले यसलाई सच्याउनुपर्छ । Continue reading

Nepal Earthquake 2015: Damages and losses in the Water and Sanitation sector

Originally posted on Pragya Lamsal:

Pragya Lamsal

10481582_10102185393510681_3431946467229818161_nOn Saturday, 25 April 2015 at 11:56 local time, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake as recorded by Nepal’s National Seismological Centre (NSC), struck Barpak, about 76 km northwest of Kathmandu. Government records said that there are over 8,790 casualties and 22,300 injuries. Further, the government has estimated that the lives of eight million people, almost one-third of the population of Nepal, have been impacted by these earthquakes.

National Planning Commission, an advisory body for formulating development plans and policies in Nepal, released Nepal Earthquake 2015: Post Disaster Needs Assessment Executive summary on Friday (June 19, 2015). Among others, the summary has calculated major damages and losses in Water and Sanitation sector.

It is estimated that the total value of disaster effects (damages and losses) in water and sanitation sector caused by the earthquakes is NPR 11,379 million (NPR 10,506 million of losses and NPR 873 million of damages)

The…

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कसरी सामना गर्ने माओवादी आतङ्कको ? – सी के लाल

Siromani Dhungana:

यो लेखमा [सिके लालले] जति धेरैपटक [माओबादीलाइ] आतङ्कवादी भनेर किटान त खुमबहादुर खड्का,गिरिजा वा रुकमाङ्गदले पनि भनेका थिएनन् होला

Originally posted on tistung deurali:

मैले हिजो यी दुई ट्वीटहरू गरेँ

ट्वीटमा राखिएका चित्र पढ्न गाह्रो भएको केही मित्रहरूको गुनासो रह्यो । ट्वीटरमा शायद केही समस्या होला । त्यसकारण मैले लेखलाई जस्ताको तस्तै तल साभार गरेको छु । केवल सो प्रयोजनको निम्ति यो ब्लग तयार पारेको हुँ ।

सन्दर्भ बाँदरमुढे नरसंहारको हो । बाँदरमुढे नरसंहार भएको १० वर्ष पुग्यो । त्यसभन्दा ४ वर्ष अघि, अर्थात् आजभन्दा १४ वर्ष अघि चितवनकै भण्डारामा बसमा मान्छेहरू जिउँदै जलाइएका थिए । त्यसकै सेरोफेरोमा त्यति बेलाका चर्चित स्तम्भकार सी के लाल (C K Lal) ले फाल्गुण २०५८ को हिमाल खबरपत्रिकामा लेख्नुभएको लेख हो यो ।

लेखमा बारम्बार माओवादीलाई…

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A man for all seasons

Originally posted on tistung deurali:

Surya Bahadur Thapa possessed several traits common to many successful people in politics and business. He was cunning and charismatic, but he was also persistent, relentlessly pursuing power till the last days of his life. He could be shrewd but he was also flexible. He was opportunistic and corrupt. An astute political player, he was connected well enough to be trusted by all political quarters.

It is quite a feat for anyone to rise to the highest position available to citizens. Late Thapa accomplished this five times. Three kings, four different political systems, and an active public life that spanned more than five decades- Thapa had seen so much and adapted to each situation so well that his claim to success did not demand any remarkable contribution from him. He was already successful by just being there. For someone who was at the center of Nepalese power and politics for…

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Blogathon- नेपालका समस्याहरूमा छलफल (सन्दर्भ- गोविन्द केसीको आन्दोलन)

Originally posted on tistung deurali:

Blogathon

आउने २ हप्तामा डा गोविन्द केसीको आन्दोलन र यो प्रकरणसँग सम्बन्धित नेपालका समस्याहरुको बारे ब्लग लेख्नुहोस् । धेरै लामो हैन, ५००-८०० शब्दमा । मोबाइलमा २-३ पटक scroll गर्दा र डेस्कटपमा एक scroll मा पढ्न सकिने लम्बाइको ब्लग लेख्नुहोस् । आफ्नो ब्लगको link ट्वीटरमा share गर्नुहोस्, वा यो ब्लगमा कमेण्टको रुपमा लेख्नुहोस् । ट्वीटरमा छलफल गरेर केहिथप गर्नुपर्ने लागे आफ्नै ब्लगमा कमेण्टको रुपमा राख्नुहोस् । २ हप्तापछी यसरी लेखिएका ब्लगहरु समेटेर एउटा वेवसाइटमा प्रकाशन गरिनेछ ।

कृपया विषयमा रहेर लेख्ने प्रयास गर्नुहोस्, थाहा भइसकेका कुरामा धेरै भुमिका नबाँध्नुहोस् । तर्क र तथ्यमा ध्यान दिनुहोस् । तर्क गर्ने स्थापित सभ्य तरिका अपनाउनुहोस् ।

यस किसिमका blogathon ले छलफललाई अरु बढाउने र राम्रो बनाउन सघाउने विश्वास छ । पहिलो ब्लगाथन पछि कमीकमजोरीहरू सुधारेर अरू यस किसिमका छलफल गर्दै गरौँला ।

कारण र प्रेरणा

ट्वीटरमा बहसको परिधि अलि सानो र अप्ठेरो लाग्छ । पत्रिकाहरूका आफ्नै सिमीतता र वाध्यता छन् । हामीहरू बोल्ने सजिलो…

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Learning from Turkish Flight 726 Event

The near-disaster in terms of the skidding aircraft, coupled with the disaster of four days of international airport closure, was also to be seen in terms of how it affected the economy, how it impacted on the image of the country, and the extent of the volume/depth of human suffering.

Kanak Mani Dixit

An interaction called on short notice on Sunday 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm at the YalaMaya Kendra (Patan Dhoka, Lalitpur) deliberated on the details of the Turkish Flight 726 accident at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) and the lessons to be learnt. Below is a quick summary of the discussion and some of the conclusions derived from the informal discussion:

a) In terms of the cause of the accident, the overriding question is why the TK726 pilots landed the aircraft instead doing a missed approach (as it had earlier) given the low/minimal visibility at or near runway threshold.
b) Based on available information, there seems to have been a hard landing by TK726, after which the aircraft careened towards the left. Catastrophe was averted due to the aircraft’s front undercarriage digging into the soft/wet ground leading to a relatively ‘controlled’ stoppage rather than a cartwheeling. Another disturbing information that emerged was that for between five to ten minutes (different versions) after the aircraft came to a halt, the crew did not take measures for evacuation, including deploying the escape chutes. Continue reading

Five Quick Questions to Anil Shah on “म नेपाली – हाम्रो नेपाल” event and the campaign

Ashutosh Tiwari asked 5 quick questions to Anil Shah, Facilitator of “म नेपाली – हाम्रो नेपाल” campaign:

1. What exactly is this event and this campaign, and why do you think this is important at this time in Nepal?
ANIL SHAH: The event of Wednesday 4th February 2015 is the commencement of what we refer to as the ‘Ma Movement’, which in effect is based on the philosophy that if we are to truly build a prosperous and peaceful nation each of us has to start individually by being the be227148_225603777456734_349327_nst that we can be.  In the event we will hear from individuals who have excelled in their respective fields as well as from young motivational speakers on how to take hold of positivity to build on an individual’s core competencies to be the best that one can be, in their domain of choice.
The reason for the timing is the environment of negativity and despair that seems to be enveloping the nation now, with the blame game for our collective shortcomings being thrown about and everyone fixating of the faults and failures of each other. At a time like this there has to be a platform that showcases ‘hope’ and we believe the seed of that hope for a better future for our nation starts with each of us individually, with ‘Ma’!

2. Since the end of Jana Andolan 2, we are all — from Mechi ko Mahakali and from the Himalayas to the Tarai — struggling/debating/discussing/arguing/quarreling with one another to define what it means to be a Nepali and what Nepal means to each one of us and to our ethnic group. In this context, your assertion “I am Nepali [in] our Nepal” could strike some as an example of naive patriotism bordering on, well, jingoism. Your response?
ANIL SHAH: Sometimes it is the most naïve and simple thoughts that are the most transformational. Let us take the relationship of a mother with her children, one a doctor, one an engineer, one in politics, one in business, one unemployed, each will have their own strengths and weaknesses, each a unique ‘Ma’ but each will receive the unconditional love of Ama. For her each child is as special as the other. Continue reading

Who is the ‘international community’ in Nepal?

As a sovereign country of Southasia, if we have to listen to international opinion, does not Nepal also need to heed the views/feelings of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Burma/Myanmar, or should we continue to go by the amorphous and selective use of ‘international community’?

Kanak Mani Dixit

893035_558874680856096_914955205_oAmidst the current jousting between Government of Nepal/ruling parties and certain members/combines of the ‘international community’, I would like to know who do we refer to when we say/accept the usage of ‘international community’. Are we talking of the entire community or selected members/combines? Are we talking of the European Union, in which case do the statements/activism that have been emanating therefrom include, say, Germany? Where does South Korea stand? What about the embassies unrepresented in KTM but with interest in Nepal? Do we mean ‘West’ when we say ‘international community’? When we do say ‘West’, is the focus mainly on a US-EU combine, or do we include Australia and Japan and Canada? Is there absolutely unanimity among the ‘international community’ and the “West’, or is it he who makes the noise that gets heard? When the UN Resident Coordinator puts out a note in the name of the ‘international community’, who is included – the multilateral agencies, the Bretton Woods institutions (IMF, WB, IFC), and which all embassies, and should we not have a listing at the bottom of all statements to clarify rather than add to the murk?

The broadest use of ‘international community’ in Kathmandu seems to include India and China. As a sovereign country of Southasia, if we have to listen to international opinion, does not Nepal also need to heed the views/feelings of Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Burma/Myanmar, or should we continue to go by the amorphous and selective use of ‘international community’? Let us have some clarity!!

(Note: I believe that the ‘international community’ has a right and duty to speak for the protection of democracy and human rights of any country, including Nepal. (In that sense, my own use of ‘international community’ includes every country from Bangladesh to Belgium.) However, the members of the diplomatic corps, from countries near and far, must keep off the terrain of constitution-writing so the Nepali people and political forces are left to themselves on this matter.)

(This article was originally posted as facebook status by Mr Kanak Mani Dixit. We have reproduced here with his permission.)