Constituent Assembly on November. What About Election Laws?

For many it was a sudden development but today’s ending of political deadlock was the result of long bargaining, blame games and backbiting. Ruling coalition of eight parties decided to hold the election of Constituent Assembly at the end of November. Not only that the Parliament session today went on smoothly after two months ofContinue reading “Constituent Assembly on November. What About Election Laws?”

Just like Schools, Capital of Nepal is Also Closed

Depriving Children’s Rights to Education in Nepal By Conflict Study Center Contributed by Dr. Bishnu Pathak and Chitra Niraula. Assisted by Shankar Poudyal, Rushma Shakya and Prem Prasad Pathak. (Source: Media Monitoring and Field Observation) Today, Kathmandu is closed down again. No vehicles are running, no shops are open and no business is operating. PeopleContinue reading “Just like Schools, Capital of Nepal is Also Closed”

Gagan Thapa Declares Nepal Student Union Presidency Candidacy

Update: Pradeep Poudel, with 830 votes of 1500, won the presidency of NSU, the student wing of Nepali Congress, in it’s 10th National Convention. Bikash Koirala got 402. “I will take forward the aganda of democratic republicanism,” Poudel said. Gagan Thapa, at the eleventh hour, decided not to fight and supported Poudel who is aContinue reading “Gagan Thapa Declares Nepal Student Union Presidency Candidacy”

Latest on Nepali Politics: Four Key Points

Amidst seeming deadlock, the political parties are busy in behind-the-scenes parleys and making tangible progress. By Ameet Dhakal The negotiations are mainly in two sets – between the Nepali Congress and the Maoists and between the government and the Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (MPRF). Negotiations between the Nepali Congress and the Maoists are focused mainlyContinue reading “Latest on Nepali Politics: Four Key Points”

Unacceptable: The YCL Activities

UWB agrees with the Kathmandu Post editorial published today: The Young Communit League (YCL) activities are not directed at cleaning the society but at cleansing rules, norms, system and civilization of this country. Prachanda and his rag-tag army committed the first blunder by declaring an armed rebellion back in 1996. Even if we agree onContinue reading “Unacceptable: The YCL Activities”

Time for Meeting As Madhav Nepal and Prachanda Have Changed Their Tone

Madhav Nepal and Prachanda of UML and Maoist respectively have finally shown the signs that they have cooled down or are in the serious process of doing so. Ever since the election commission expressed its inability to hold elections in June, both communist leaders had lost the control of themselves and were in full swingContinue reading “Time for Meeting As Madhav Nepal and Prachanda Have Changed Their Tone”

How Can The Declaration of Republic of Nepal Be Legitimate?

What counts in Democracy is the majority of the vote of people, their aspiration, their sentiment and their demand for the fundamental change that will establish their rights to ‘self-governance’, and ‘self-determination’ in nation building process. Therefore, the legitimacy of the declaration of the Republic solely depends on the aspiration of people that can beContinue reading “How Can The Declaration of Republic of Nepal Be Legitimate?”