For the Final Assault: Nepali Democracy Movement

Political parties have started campaigning for the April demonstrations. Pic by Prakash Mathema via Kantipur Now that the programs for the grand protest against autocracy has been announced, Nepal’s political parties, supported by their sister organizations, have geared up for the BIG Decisive April Demonstrations. They have started rallying around the cities, sometime like inContinue reading “For the Final Assault: Nepali Democracy Movement”

Making Joke of Democracy!

Neither the King nor his ministers have forgotten in any instance of speech talking about democracy. They always reiterate there is democracy. But the problem is that when they talk about democracy, their acts make it look like mocking democracy, rather making democracy a joke. Latest of the ‘democratic move’ being the seizure of communicationContinue reading “Making Joke of Democracy!”

Parties, Maoists Agree to Disagree

Discussions will continue on the roadmap to the election of constituent assembly Okay, the decision has been made. Verdict has been out. The pro-democracy Seven Party Alliance has reached a brand new agreement with the underground Maoist Party (wait and don’t get excited. The groundbreaking 12-point understanding signed by both sides in November 22 stillContinue reading “Parties, Maoists Agree to Disagree”

Why They Are Jailed? Free Them!

Demanding the release of Nepal’s top civil society activistsPics by Wagle Constitutional experts, human rights leaders and journalists have questioned the government motive behind continued detention of civil society leaders Dr Mathura Prasad Shrestha, Dr Devendra Raj Panday, Krishna Pahadi and Shyam Shrestha even after the Supreme Court termed hundreds of detentions of leaders onContinue reading “Why They Are Jailed? Free Them!”

Deserted Voting Booths of Nepal

By Dinesh Wagle Very few people are participating in Nepal’s municipal election that is boycotted by political parties. A man looks for his name in a Voters’ list outside a voting booth in New Baneshwor. I went around a few voting booths to see how the election process was going on. I saw no peopleContinue reading “Deserted Voting Booths of Nepal”