Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: Transitional [in] Justice in Nepal

As today is Blog Action Day 2013, and the theme this year is Human Rights, I thought it would be an appropriate time to write a piece about transitional justice in Nepal. All say Nepal is in political transition but none of them are clear how to end this transition. It seems political parties haveContinue reading “Justice Delayed is Justice Denied: Transitional [in] Justice in Nepal”

Maoist Ultimatum and Renovation of the King's Private House

We will present yet another surprise to the world by peacefully negotiating the king’s exit from Narayanhiti Royal Palace.- Prachanda, Maoist Chairman who might lead the next government in Nepal Prachanda wants ‘graceful exit’ for king: In an interview with the Kathmandu Post’s Ghanashyam Ojha on Friday Maoist Chairman Prachanda says he is in favorContinue reading “Maoist Ultimatum and Renovation of the King's Private House”

Role Hungry United Nations Mission in Nepal

Role-hungry statements from the UN will only complicate matters. An excerpt from an article published in the Kathmandu Post: If two of the capital’s most notorious gangsters- Milan Gurung alias Chakre Milan, and Rajib Gurung aka Dipak Manange, both of who are in prison now- were to form a political party, continue with their criminalContinue reading “Role Hungry United Nations Mission in Nepal”

So the General Rules Out Coup. Good!

Any coup in Nepal would be not only suicidal for the coup-supporting high ranking officials of the Army but also against the Nepali peoples’ verdict. Today’s copy of the Kathmandu Post, at my desk, welcomed me as I returned from a six-day long trek in the Helambu region of Nepal. A single column, front pageContinue reading “So the General Rules Out Coup. Good!”

To Celebrate Dashain, Leaders Postpone House Session

With the political deadlock and differences still into their pockets, political parties decide to postpone the special House session for abut two weeks to celebrate the festival of Dashain. The alliance of seven parties (Maoist included) today asked Speaker Subhas Chandra Nemwang to adjourn the session, called by the Maoists to decide on voting methodContinue reading “To Celebrate Dashain, Leaders Postpone House Session”

No Deal With Maobadi but A Deal With Badi

Badi women, who are traditionally involved in prostitution, have reached a deal with the government So what if Nepali Congress and Maobadis (Maoists) are unable to reach deal over the voting method in the CA elections, the government yesterday signed a two-point agreement with the agitating Badis. Both the sides agreed to form a taskforceContinue reading “No Deal With Maobadi but A Deal With Badi”

Maoists Suspected of Corruption in Managing PLA Fund

Government says no more funding for disqualified, absentee Maoist soldiers (PLA members). After failing to furnish details on the expenditure, Maoist leaders have put pressure on the government to convert the amount into grant so that it will not be binding on them to audit the amount. By Yuvraj Acharya ,the Kathmandu Post The governmentContinue reading “Maoists Suspected of Corruption in Managing PLA Fund”