The ongoing strike has given an impetus for full-fledged democracy. But to achieve it, there is a long way to go
People have awakened; they are rallying overwhelmingly for democracy in unprecedented numbers. But, the movement has mainly centered around suburban areas such as Kirtipur, Kalanki, Gongabu, and Patan of Kathmandu Valley.
There is no denying the fact that people are enthusiastic. But, the state is in distress. For example, Home Minister Kamal Thapa is trying to build the cases of Maoists’ penetration in the agitation. He even spoke about the so-called case of firing by Maoists in an ex DSP’s house at Gongabu area. The state is trying to frame things that will diminish the parties.
Outside Kathmandu Valley, the movement is catching the momentum. It is greater than 1990’s movement. The protests of Banepa and Pokhara are few examples.
The ongoing agitation, however, is severely lacking leadership. In most places, people have participated spontaneously. So, the void created by leaderlessness should be fulfilled immediately.