The ongoing movement has provided an opportunity for Seven Party Alliance (SPA) leaders to create history by making Nepali people fully sovereign
UWB received this article from Nepali Bhai
What increasingly large and vocal demonstrations throughout Nepal are making very clear is what the people of Nepal do not want. They reject absolute monarchy and in particular they reject the continuation of Gyanendra as king of Nepal. What makes even more difficult any attempt to preserve any form of monarchy in Nepal, no matter how limited, is the intense and near-universal hatred of crown prince Paras which has only grown over the years. The people of Nepal will never accept him as king same young people who shaved their heads and openly wept when King Birendra was murdered, now risk their lives, day after day, to bring this king down.
If this revolution, and it is nothing less than a revolution, does not result in a free and democratic Nepal in which the sovereignty of the people can never again be challenged, those leaders of the political parties who fail the people will face the same challenge the monarchy now faces. There is no returning to the flawed constitution of 1990. This compromise between the palace and the political elite was sold to the people as democracy. Anyone who carefully read the 1990 constitution realized that the king, as commander in chief of the army was the ultimate source of sovereignty and that the clause in the constitution that placed the royal family above criticism, placed the royal family above the law. The massacre of king Birendra’s family, the failure to conduct a through and impartial investigation, the imposition by the present king of authoritarian rule, and the steady dismantling of Nepal’s nascent democratic institutions can be traced, in large measure, to these flaws in the 1990 constitution.
To be a truly democratic country, every citizen of Nepal, including every member of the royal family, must be subject to the same laws, prosecuted for the same crimes, and subject to the same punishments as any other citizen. The palace knows that a constitutional assembly made up of democratically elected representatives from all segments of society will certainly strip the monarchy of control of the army and of immunity from criticism and prosecution. We can be certain that the palace will again try to effect a compromise with the leaders of the major political parties to hold on to power. We also know that there are political leaders that are speaking out of two sides of their mouths, speaking against monarchy in public speeches and privately wanting to preserve the monarchy. If the leaders of the major political parties do not want to be swept away in a second wave of outrage over the goals of the revolution being betrayed again, they had better listen to the rank and file of their parties now demonstrating and dying on the streets for democracy.
The reinstatement of the previous parliament is not a rallying cry that will bring the critical mass and fervor of demonstrators onto the street to bring this revolt to its logical conclusion given the public experience with the infighting of the parliament since 1990. The parties must immediately place before the people a legislative agenda with a set schedule for the revocation of all laws promulgated since the last parliament and rules for the creation of a constitutional assembly to draft a new constitution. The release of all political prisoners, the lifting of all restrictions on the press and local FM stations, the transfer of control of the army and the police to the peoples democratically elected representatives, and a mutual ceasefire with the Maobadi must be done immediately upon the reconstitution of parliament.
Political leaders have only this one last chance to demonstrate that they can rise above their own political ambitions and represent the aspirations of the people of Nepal. If they fail, a new generation of leaders will have no choice but to take the lead. Therefore, lead or step aside! The united people will never be defeated.