By Kiran Chapagain
Royal Nepal government desperately wants to fill up the Supreme Court positions with its supporters
If you are amongst the ones who have keenly followed the heated debate over the appointment of “conservative” judges in the US Supreme Court in recent months, hold your breath for an equally pugnacious debate at home. As the Chief Justice, Dilip Kumar Poudel, is set to appoint some “royalist” judges in apex court, the Nepal Bar Association is preparing for yet another pitched battle. Judicial Council (JC) headed by Chief Justice has already recommended appointment of four judges, some of whom are “ardent supporters” of the February 1 move and the present regime, and one of them has a “questionable” track record as a judge.
A source at the apex court told me (for the Kathmandu Post) that the JC has recommended outgoing Attorney General, Pawan Kumar Ojha, Senior Advocate Bipulendra Chakrabarti, and two appellate court judges Rajendra Koirala and Tahir Ali Ansari. The names have already been sent to the Royal Palace for king’s consent as required by the Constitution.
Nepal Bar Association (NBA), the umbrella organization of the lawyers, has said the appointment of those who have been supporting publicly the February 1 move and “unconstitutional” activities of the present regime in the Supreme Court will be unacceptable.
Ojha, as the Attorney General, defended king’s “unconstitutional” decisions, including the constitution of the controversial Royal Commission for Corruption Control. While Biratnagar-based Senior Advocate Chakrabarti is the close relative of king-nominated regional administrator, Rabindra Chakrabarti. The government has already appointed Senior Advocate Laxmi Bahadur Nirala as Ojha’s successor. Nirala was the chief of the civic committee formed to felicitate King Gyanendr in Janakpur last year.
Judge Koirala’s decision, as an appellate court judge, on a Gold Quest Scandal was later on reversed by the supreme court. He had acquitted the main accused Filipino national, who immediately fled the county. A supreme court source also said that both Koirala and Ali were rejected by the Judicial Council in the past. Both these names, according tot he source, have been proposed by law minister Niranjan Thapa this time.
Besides, the source also revealed that efforts are underway to appoint the lawyers, who have defended the constitutionality of the RCCC at the SC, as judges at appellate courts. The names are yet to be finalized, the source revealed.
Making its protest public, the NBA in a statement issued today said that appointments of pro-palace people as lawyers would be unacceptable to it. NBA also warned that the Judicial Council will be responsible for any consequences if the latter ignores its concerns over the appointment of judges.
“The appointment of persons, who are against the supremacy of the constitution and who have been publicly supporting the government’s activities and decisions that have curtailed the fundamental rights of the people, that have narrowed down the jurisdiction of the independent judiciary and the constitutional bodies, as judges is unacceptable to NBA,” a statement undersigned by NBA General Secretary Madhav Basnet said. He added: “Such persons cannot defend the supremacy of the constitution and defend the dignity of an independent judiciary.”
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45 Responses to “Turning Supreme Court into Royal Court”
December 26th, 2005 at 11:40 pm
Who is this NBA? Afterall it is simply a club just like the reporter’s club, accountant’s club, badminton club or the dance girl’s association. Who are they to question the Supreme Court? They themselves are nowhere mentioned in the constitution.
December 26th, 2005 at 11:41 pm
Never before, we saw such divide and controversy over the issue of Supreme Court Justice nomination, especially in the days of democracy in Nepal. This time the royal government, as Kiran has rightly stated, disparately wants to fill up the important judiciary post with its sympathizers if not die hard supporters so that opposition voices registered in the Court could be knocked off the independent body. The government has become even more desperate in the wake of recent pro-people verdict given by some Supreme Court justices.
The Bar has rightly warned “concerned” people about the possible consequences if those persons who are misinterpreting the constitution get such an import post that formally gives them the right to interpret the statue. How can we forget what Ojha said recently inside the court? He is the same man who recently and openly advocated the divine power of the Hindu king. He also claimed that a Hindu king doesn’t have to follow the constitution and royal orders carry constitutional validity.
The Bar should strongly come forward to block the regime from doing what it wants to do in the Supreme Court.
December 26th, 2005 at 11:42 pm
Yes, this Nepal Bar Association is behaving like it is an umbrella organization of the 7 parties and the Maoist alliance (SPAM). They have at no time mentioned anything about the lawyer’s welfare but only about politics. Why is Shambu Thapa only interested in politics and rubbing his hands in front Nepal and Koirala? He maybe eyeing the judge’s position himself once Koirala comes to power.
December 26th, 2005 at 11:46 pm
Reply to Wagle: What can the Bar do that it is warning of dire consequences? Last time in the case of Kantipur t.v and media ordinance, it warned of dire consequences but took bribe from marwaris to slow down the agitation. These lawyers are like snails inside the banker’s locker room. All they want is money nothing else. Its only because of Kantipur that Shambu Thapa has been made out to be a “zero”. He really is a zero. Nothing more than that. Just look at the way he talks. As if he is the leader of the UML. No past president not even Pyakurel has done this much of damage to the image of Nepal Bar Association.
December 26th, 2005 at 11:50 pm
The name itself says it all, “Bar Association”. All of them drink all day long. They take money from the EU, the Norwegians, the Danes, the Indians and spend their time in nonsense such as these. Most of the office bearers are not even well known lawyers. No case goes to them because they never win those cases. Which prominent legal case has Shambu Thapa ever won? No client ever goes to these bunch of looters.
Good comment above that the NBA itself is not recognized by the constitution. NBA also stands for Nepal Blind Association. or Nepal Basketball Association-
samachar patra Says:
December 27th, 2005 at 12:21 am
“Bar Association”. All of them drink …. NBA also stands for Nepal Blind Association. or Nepal Basketball Association-”
I know sarita and achamma. Their name exactly matches two [icd]. I think [icd] have advanced too far. it seems the [icd] are helping the [icd] king. Maybe the [icd] king now allows them [icd]. Look…names have something to do. You [icd]!
December 27th, 2005 at 1:30 am
everybody please dont disappoint wagle
December 27th, 2005 at 3:17 am
( swaraj Says: Who is this NBA? Afterall it is simply a club just like the reporterâ??s club, accountantâ??s club, badminton club or the dance girlâ??s association.# hari Says: Yes, this Nepal Bar Association is behaving like it is an umbrella organization of the 7 parties and the Maoist alliance (SPAM) #
sarita Says: No past president not even Pyakurel has done this much of damage to the image of Nepal Bar Association.#achamma Says:NBA also stands for Nepal Blind Association. or Nepal Basketball Association)
What kind of vision are you trying to share . Being a member of NBA i and most of the lawyers support on latest statement of NBA. guys don’t try to say hatti and hatti chaap chapal is same .this is the issue of independent judicary . If all the justice came on the basis of relation with the king , the court will no more independent. then it become as the old justice system as rana regime . king will be the chief justice .
December 27th, 2005 at 3:55 am
those who are criticizing bar Association and its identity should have the courage to ask people in royal club….what they do? They don’t only drink but are culprits of trafficing “Kalo Padarth”…..do you guys have courage to ask why King is behaving like a politiciaan? In unusual times never ask what is legal and illegal….just think what is good and what is bad…..Bar association has upheld the banner of democracy…..
December 27th, 2005 at 8:59 am
Dear friends, brothers, sisters and friends of Nepal,
In general, the monarchy in Nepal represents extremely unacceptable ways of gaining and maintaining power and wealth, such as military domination and murder and they claim control of the country through war, murder, betrayal, and any other ruthless act that achieves victory. No matter what, the Royal Nepalese Army works on behalf of the monarchy to keep the citizens toothless and oppressed. We all know that King Gyanendra is creating laws that only allow the monarchy to rule legally over the society and by announcing to hold the elections is to construct a political system that allows him to hold the most political power in Nepal.
After the Royal Massacre, King Gyanendra became the King of Nepal against the consent of the people. The future of the monarchy must be decided by the Nepalese people as represented through Parliament, not by the royal family. We should decide, not them. Our system of hereditary monarchy denies us the fundamental democratic right to choose our head of state.
There is NO evidence that republican states are less patriotic than monarchies, in fact if anything, quite the reverse is true. The monarchy by its nature is divisive. Monarchy is an elitist, hereditary system that sends the wrong signals to the Nepalese people. The monarchy actually symbolizes divisions in society. For example, it is difficult to think of a time when the social life of our country, Nepal is in such turmoil as at present.
On the contrary, regular presidential elections symbolize better continuity than now. Currently we wait for a monarch to die and be succeeded by someone who may be a child, who may be very unpopular or even insane like Paras. Any so-called continuity we experience under a long-lived monarch is achieved at a high price. This is because we lose the democratic right to choose our head of state or to remove a bad one. Worse, our system of government is devalued, and we remain victims of inequality, privilege, snobbery and exclusiveness.
An elected president as in Ireland, France, Austria, Germany and many other democracies works perfectly well. If the president does not do as we expect, we can remove her or him. This is not an option with the Nepali Royal family unless they are removed once and for all.
When we say that something works, this normally means more than just scraping by. An old car may well be able to go from A to B, but if it does so while polluting the atmosphere, using too much fuel, dripping oil on the road, having unsafe brakes, and giving its passengers an uncomfortable ride it only works in a very limited sense. If something really works we mean that it does it well and achieves the desired result and effect.
What’s needed from a modern head of state is that the office should foster a democratic, inclusive and open society where the citizens enjoy equal worth and equal opportunity. On this basis our monarchy is broke and must go. Why do many pretend that we live in a modern democracy when we can’t even elect our head of state? Meanwhile, the social, political and constitutional mess caused by the monarchy continues to blight our society.
We believe that we should have an elected head of state drawn from any part of society, regardless of birth, whose conduct reflects the equality of all citizens. An elected President would be expected to carry out his/her duties with dignity and without looking down on people.
It is time for the monarchy to go. It is time for a referendum with one simple question Do you wish to elect our head of state? It is time for the media to put principle before the easy story and photo-opportunity and campaign for the abolition of the monarchy and the aristocracy.
Today, if we were starting from scratch to map out the way we wanted democracy to work in this great country of ours and began with a blank sheet of paper, there would be no place for monarchy or any form of aristocracy.
That’s because in a proper modern democracy:
Everyone is born into the world of equal status
Democracy is the only fair way to choose the head of state and other leaders
True equality of opportunity allows anyone to aspire to be head of state
We each get to vote for our choice of head of state
In a true democracy it is obvious that the concept of monarchy and all the so-called nobility that’s associated with it is totally inappropriate. So why do we tolerate a monarchy now? Only because some of his majesty’s subjects are still being conned by monarchists into believing the myths about the monarchy.
December 27th, 2005 at 11:07 am
To defeat the giant one should raise the weapon otherwise not only him but also giant will finish all life and matters.
If one is doing which is beyond his duty then of course to stop them one has to go beyond their working area, so happened nowadays. King forgot his duty and being unsatisfied person he is busy in making money, for this to remove all barriers such type of big network he has made. And I appreciate the work of Bar Association that they have enough courage to stop such activities. Keep it on and save mankind.
December 27th, 2005 at 12:17 pm
Everyone smells rat in NBA’s recent aggressive towards the royalists…huh…those royalists-sympathizers imagine the day when all civil societies (among them NBA is the one) are kept silent or subduded by the tyrant’s henchmen: the day we will see everyone taking the tyrant’s regime and people would not know what is their democratic right except the forced right to conceded all the preachings of the tyrants and his bootlickers…shame on you who cannot differentiate between civil society and the royalist’s club of autocracy…
I fully support the recent NBA move, irrespective the alleged irregularaties inside this organization…and regarding Shambhu Thapa, he is the most outrageous critique of the tyrant and his moves and under his leadership the NBA is on a whole free from royalists penetration. The recent stay orders on FM news case and the NGO code of conduct have been a serious slap to the tyrant…he cannot implicate and impeach the lawyers and criticize the NBA directly. So, he is desperately trying to induct his supporters in the supreme court so that all the cases against his decree are passes with a majority.
Remember that if this case goes uncondemned then the supreme court would be a puppet of the royal regime. I would gradually bring verdicts legalizing RCCC, the media ordinance, NGO code of conduct and the royal regime. The would be no one to give an impartial verdict on the fundamental human rights issues and the legality of sensitive issues and extra judicial and constitutional matters…
At this time, stop criticizing NBA and Shambhu Thapa. Those who are that worried about the Nepal should dare to condemn the hardcore royalists appointment to the supreme court. They will be appointed by the tyrant as the suspicious and royal bootlicker CJ has already forwarded the names…Legislative, executive and the fourth estate of a state are already paralyzed. Now, the tyrant is trying to paralyze the judiciary branch. Where will we go for justice then?
December 27th, 2005 at 12:26 pm
It would gradually bring verdicts legalizing RCCC, the media ordinance, NGO code of conduct and the royal regime. The would be no one to give an impartial verdict on the fundamental human rights issues and the legality of sensitive issues and extra judicial and constitutional mattersâ?¦
Top of the World Says:
December 27th, 2005 at 12:57 pm
NBA is business oriented lawyers club. NBA has no rights to advocate over the appointments of the judges. Suprem court is not a political court where Sambhu likes to kik the ball for his masters than to look the problems of lawyers wel-fare. Black and white” this is their job. Shambhu is a brain-drain persona so do his associates. SHAMBHU and ASSOCIATES, look we are advocating corrupt leaders like girija and shere….
December 27th, 2005 at 1:02 pm
NBA has no right to interpret the constitution only Supreme holds that right. Shambu thapa is nothing but girija and makune ko pucchar.
December 27th, 2005 at 1:04 pm
Chandan good analysis,
but that doesn’t prove anything for even in states bush administration would bring in his supporters. that’s how the world works be it in republic or not.
December 27th, 2005 at 2:03 pm
The Bar association and Thapa is nothing but a bunch of corrupt clowns, which and who are examples of everything that is wrong with our country.
There are too many corrupt lawyers and too many Shambhu Thapa types. The sooner they leave the business of law, the better is is for us all.
December 27th, 2005 at 2:07 pm
To add to Shambhu Thapas bio data, let me add that everytime he gets a chance he is in the media in whatever magazine, and everytime he does not fail to mention that he comes from a land rich family, so that he can cover up all the money he has actually wallopped illegally, just in case he is questioned aboput it. A typical corrupt blood sucking lawyer through and through.
Kirtipure Maharjan Says:
December 27th, 2005 at 2:17 pm
“but that doesn’t prove anything for even in states bush administration would bring in his supporters. that’s how the world works be it in republic or not”
Good point. So let’s fight first for the Democratic Republic of Nepal. Let’s kick out the criminal supreme commander and his son. Let’s held period elections for the President like in the “States.” Let’s not give a criminal a chance to proclaim a God-King of Nepal.
December 27th, 2005 at 2:31 pm
Don’t worry in coming days all DEPARTmentsof goverment will have Royalists….because in our country “SANSARMAI NAVAKO PRAJANTRA” is here running by Royal autocracy govermnet.
December 27th, 2005 at 3:23 pm
Where was Shambu Thapa when Girija challanged the court about his corruption. He is nothing just the chamcha of corrupted leaders. If he has guts then he should also shout to those corrupted leaders like he is crying about contitution now. NBA is not for the people, all doing dramas for securing their future good post. Everyone knows peoples rule will be established but this NBA with foreign grant safeguarding the same filthy leaders. Where were they when their leaders doing mistakes one by one in 14 years. We can say confidently even in future if their boss do mistakes they just keep silent in the name of democracy.
December 27th, 2005 at 4:27 pm
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December 27th, 2005 at 4:52 pm
There should be at least some one ‘with legitimate force’ to criticize the tyrant’s appointment spree…as I think all lawyers need to be a memeber of NBA to get accredition, the royalist lawyers’ accredition should be annuled by the NBA…it would be put moral pressure…
December 27th, 2005 at 7:54 pm
Yes they should critcize but without biasness and self interest. How could we trust them if the many members of the NBA is bias and guided by political interest and looking for good opportunities.
December 27th, 2005 at 11:43 pm
What right Niranjan Thapa has got to appoint royalist as supreme court judges ? Is he elected from the people with any mandate ? Has the king any right from Dhara 127 to consent any appointment ? You can harp any thing, royalists, as you are harping autocracy. But this country is of Nepalese people and not of royal family’s. Why don’t you advice the king to go to constituent assembly election to get a people’s mandate and prove his credibility?
December 28th, 2005 at 12:39 am
People like Chandan are hell bent in making Nepal another Sikkim. If the monarchy goes Nepal will turn into another Sikkim, these bunch of thugs will give Nepal in a platter to India. Do you want a sovereign Nepal to become a slave of India? That is the first point.
The second point is that didn’t Girija appoint helchmen to the court? Wasn’t Biswonath a spoon fed by some foreign power? We don’t have an elected government right now, so how can we appoint judges. This is of course not the best way. That is why we need speedy elections. On Feb. 8th there will be municipal elections. Then elected people will come at the municipal level to duly sign all your citizenship cards. After that there will be general elections where the M.Ps. elected by the sovereign people will make laws and also appoint members of the judicial committee.
But even then lunatics and jokers like the Bar Association will remain a club.
December 28th, 2005 at 12:42 am
Agreed. The Bar Association and its President have no right to denounce the Supreme Court. Nowhere is the Bar so deeply involved in the making of the aupreme court. Bush appointed his own relative as a judge of the U.S. supreme court. Did the American Bar Association criticize that appointment? ONly here there is too much democracy.
But when the chief justice call them to the court, they instantly become rats. Like when they announced that they would boycott all court proceedings and at the last minute withdrew their demand. They are just wanting cheap publicity, that’s all. Nothing more to it.
Kirtipure Maharjan Says:
December 28th, 2005 at 1:28 am
“Bush appointed his own relative as a judge of the U.S. supreme court. Did the American Bar Association criticize that appointment? ONly here there is too much democracy.”
Hey Nabin, do you know how many times the president nominees are rejected in the United States (remember Bush’s recent embarrassment)? Do you know how deeply do they dig into the personal records of the person in the question? Common man, many people know what goes on in the United States. If you want to produce examples from the United States, just study a bit more. Nobody is going to be mislead here.
December 28th, 2005 at 9:02 am
To all those who are bringing ridiculous are argument to say NBA has no business in the appointment of supreme court of judges- Of course, NBA has every right to question the royal appointees of supreme court. Not only NBA, but every Nepali has a right to question the appointees of supreme court. After all, Supreme court is the place where you go to when you are injusticed.
Nabin, do you know how much debate there is when a supreme court judge is appointed in the US? Bush’s lawyer who was appointed resigned because of the scrutiny. Not only republicans and democrats but from pro choice to anti abortion camp, from NRA to moveon.org, everyone tries to support nominees they like and denounce nominees they do not like.
Now that legislative and executive function of the government is the same, king G is even trying to hijack judicial function. This is just disgusting.
December 28th, 2005 at 2:04 pm
Please live in your dreamworld. You talk of election. Sorry, but even high ranking army sources opine that the elections won’t be representative and a bloodbath is immenient…what can u infer from that: it is because the autocratic king wants to cling to power in the pretext of terrorism. and regarding sikkim…do u have any idea how sikkim got into it’s fate? I feel pity on ure understanding…I have always been voicing for democracy because it is the best form of governance available to the world…and u give me any state where autocracy has led to a successful nation…in democracy corruption and the other evils do happen but there are tools through which it can be rectified or people can be brough to justice. Can u see any credible means in KG’s autocratic rule of such provision? I think you have forgotten T I’s report two months back that corruption in Nepal is rampant like never before (emphasis never before)…please relfect back in ure understand before making allegations…
And, I want to request people to suggest what can be done (apart from the royalist move) to make democracy function in Nepal. Please do not criticize make it an agenda just for the sake of criticizing! It would be helpful if you offer some viable and progressive suggestions…
December 29th, 2005 at 7:56 am
I just ask one questions.
Are the Sikkimese worse under democrat India than under autocrat Chyogal?
If the king acts the Chyogal, people will have no alternative. Don’t corner people and their leader that far.
December 29th, 2005 at 10:10 am
Ha! Ha! Ha! Ral Touch, now you have come to the point. Now, you see how has been filling this blog site. You feel that the people of Sikkim are better under Indian rule than being sovereign, independent, free nation. Wow! You feel your mother would be better if she would elope with a wealthy businessman than with your own father? That is your morality? No matter what, no matter who rules, or who misrules, my nation is my motherland.
Reply to Chandan: OK Let’s restore democracy at the earliest. The only way to do that is to conduct elections. Who de-railed elections? Who dissolved the house? Who dissolved all the local elected institutions? Let’s talk some sense here. Is the appointment of Koirala or Nepal as PM going to be democratic? They are simply going to be nominated Prime Ministers. Therefore, elections is imperative.
We are not going to allow these 7parties to conduct elections because when the NC conducted elections in 1999, UML did not allow the Prime Minister to enter Singha Durbar crying foul and the elections being rigged.
So, elections have to be held. Sooner the better. Violence can happen anywhere, in Assam elections, in Meghalaya elections, in Kashmir elections, in Iraq elections.
December 29th, 2005 at 11:59 am
Don’t go for the obvious! Talking about derailed electroal process earlier during democratic government, it was the ploy of the palace and the conservative bureaucrates that manipulated the politicians. The palace and the conservative bureaucrats have made the parties a pawn. It is a regretable that the parties with evil and selfish leaders like GK and Makune got into that trap. However, given this backdrop that they were unable to steer Nepal and involved in corruption, we cannot support autocracy. Corruption and irregularities are indispensible part of democracy. The point is how we can bring these evils through press and deliver justice through constutional means.
And, in autocracy like now, the press cannot either break news of corruption because the information is kept water tight or very daring journalists are taking a big stake and reproting what seems to be a tip of an iceberg at this current state. I believe during democracy more corruption cases were in the press than now. Blaming the parties only is not sensible as some of the leaders who monopolized power and status brought this fate. There are still good leaders in the parties and yes there are rotten rats too. But, still I believe that the rotten rats in the parties, which should be eventually kicked out, have more dignity and pathetic than the autocratic KG and his conservative bureaucracy.
Read today’s KTM post to know how selfish people in the palace try to influence the decision. It’s an article written by a panchayti ruler who recommended Birendra for changes and the secretary tried to quash the recommendation and tried to sideline him.
December 29th, 2005 at 3:29 pm
U mean it is better to be [icd] by KG and his [icd] son rather than ur [icd] run away with a wealty businessman?
December 29th, 2005 at 3:37 pm
I was very sad to read the comment by RealTouch who says that the people of Sikkim are happy. The fact of the matter is they are not. Sikkim is the only Indian state which does not have an airport. It does not have an university. In what way is it better than when Chogyal was ruling? Sikkimize live like 2nd class citizens. They are not independent, they have no voice, only one M.P in the Indian parliament.
Look at us. We are way ahead of them. This is only a fight which is temporary. The monarch, the parties and the Maoists are going to be back once again. And dhotis will be dhotis.
December 29th, 2005 at 4:12 pm
Sardar, I see points in your blog. We Limbus had our own Kipat land system in Nepal. Even P. N. Shah could not colonize us. We forced him to grant our land rights. Suddelnly, greater colonizers Mahendra and Tulsi Giri came alone. In the name of Boomi Sudhar, they abducted our land rights. A couple of decades ago, they colanized the Tamangs. We are living in a colanized world in “Nepal.” I know the pains of being a second class citizen. The Shahs made us a second class citizen in Nepal. It is important that we first dethrone the Shah colanizers from Nepal. Let’s get rid of G. and Paras. Maybe we people can live peaceful. But the Shahs have sucked our blood a lot. It’s time to ger rid of them.
December 29th, 2005 at 5:18 pm
Hey be practical… no body wants nepal to be part of another country, neither any country wants nepal to be its part…
But there is no correlation between KG and soverginity of nepal… what suppose the guy has heart attack tommorow what?? will nepal become slave of some other country? This idea is pathetic… bangladesh, pakistan,srilanka, maldives,burma, all countries exist without kings..
December 29th, 2005 at 6:39 pm
Yes there is correlation between King and soverginity. The proof is Sikkim, India was supporting parties and parties were telling to the people that there will be more democracy after removing the king. But after removing the king parties surrender to the Indian government and made Sikkim part of it. Our parties had already shown the morning by selling the Koshi, Gandaki and Mahakali. They are making agreement in Delhi by lying to the people. They said to the people they went to Delhi for their treatment and done good agreement with maoist. People do not know what other agreement they have done with India.
December 30th, 2005 at 7:10 pm
something like shit smell around you guys in here.
NBA what is this? this is what you should consider before you comment.
NBA simply means “Nepali Buddhu Association”
December 30th, 2005 at 8:11 pm
Our parties had already shown the morning by selling the Koshi, Gandaki and Mahakali.
Ha ha, boy they were all sold by royalist governments in past… did u not read history ever? King Mahendra signed the deal of gandaki with India and later asked B.P.Koirala to find out whether nepal has “fishing rights or not” if not he asked him to ammend the treaty… Later when B.P told mahendra that the delhi side has also already signed the treaty and indian ambassador said that it should have been brought before signing of treaty… Mahendra and his chamache rediculed B.P for asking for such unimportant thing like “fishing rights”… as if it was joke played on B.P…
December 31st, 2005 at 5:27 am
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December 31st, 2005 at 4:07 pm
Yes, I am right. King is a symbolic authority for Nepal’s sovereignty. Nepal has been independent only because it has a monarchy. These parties would have made Afghanistan out of Nepal a long time ago. It is only because of the monarchy and the army that we can live with our heads high. Yes, there are a lot of criminal elements around in the media, in the so-called civil society and in the NBA that corrupt the minds of the innocent Nepalese. Otherwise there is no problem. Nepal will remain independent and the proud Nepali flag will furfur for a long time to come.
December 31st, 2005 at 4:41 pm
The King does not symbolize Nepal’s independence. He symbolizes its backwardness. It is never possible to have an autocratic monarchy and a forward thinking country.
Yes, there are examples of republicanism gone amok like Afghanistan but there are many more examples of republican states becoming perfectly functiong nations.
It is horrible to hear people link Nepali nation
to its king. People who say such things are not only extremely stupid but degenerates .To give the corrupt and lazy Shah family so much respect is appalling. Only a person with a diseased mind would say that Nepal is independent only because it has a monarchy.
Anyway, these sick people will have to come to terms with the fact that Nepal will be a republic soon. It can be no other way.
January 1st, 2006 at 12:52 am
yes, this is our Nepal should have such kinds of diversity so i’m happy to having those things in nepal, it has been now our culture to fight and unfair in our nation. i’m sory for being i myself a Nepalese guy because they are already foolish enough and never confess themselves of evil done …so [icd] out to those leaders and so-called some educated people of Nepal are brainless.