Mark These Numbers: 205 + 35 + 240 + 17= 497 in Constituent Assembly

497=Total number of seats in Constituent Assembly Here is how it works: 205= Existing constituencies (for the Parliament) 35= To be added (recommended by the Election Constituency Delimitation Commission.) Of the 35, the commission has added 28 constituencies in the terai and 7 in the hill regions. But it hasn’t changed the number of constituenciesContinue reading “Mark These Numbers: 205 + 35 + 240 + 17= 497 in Constituent Assembly”

India on Election: Nepal Could Set Its Own Example

At a time when certain embassies are casting doubts on the fate of CA elections, India has supported Nepali Prime Minister’s position that election must be held at any cost. This is important because elections must be held on time. To differ the election date means to give time to play dirty games to theContinue reading “India on Election: Nepal Could Set Its Own Example”

Nepali Maoist: Ignorant or Arrogant?

Armed Maoist guerillas in a marketplace in Gaighat yesterday. Displaying arms in public like this is against the peace agreement they signed. Plus, the vehicle they were using didn’t have license plate. Pic by Rameshchandra Adhikari Sometime these Maoists really make me wonder about them. It feels like they are a confused lot or ignorantContinue reading “Nepali Maoist: Ignorant or Arrogant?”

It's Time To Burn Weapons in Nepal

Two photos, one very positive message: Gun, gun burning bright, in the peace of the day: Weapons belonging to the now dissolved retaliation group that was formed to fight Maoists in southern Nawalparasi were burnt and destroyed on Friday in public. The group, on the initiation of National Human Rights Commission, announced its dissolution FridayContinue reading “It's Time To Burn Weapons in Nepal”

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement between Government of Nepal and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)

Full text of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement held between Government of Nepal and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Source: Government of Nepal Date: 22 Nov 2006 Preamble Respecting popular mandate of Nepali people expressed in favor of democracy, peace and progression through the historical struggles and people’s movements, time and again, from 2007 BS andContinue reading “The Comprehensive Peace Agreement between Government of Nepal and Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)”

Happy To Be In Nepal, Will Treat Maoist Like A Party If…

Uncle Sam on Nepal political development: If the Maoists separate from their arms, renounce violence and establish their credentials as a peaceful entity, the United States can remove them from our terrorist list and treat them like any other political party. Happy news about American Ambassador James F. Moriarty’s recent activism in Nepali politics isContinue reading “Happy To Be In Nepal, Will Treat Maoist Like A Party If…”