The ‘politics of unity’ in the Democratic Republic of Nepal

The other view on RAM RAJA PRASAD SINGH vs GIRIJA PRASAD KOIRALA for the PRESIDENCY of Nepal By Kanchan Jha History is replete with instances of failure to facilitate the process of democracy. In all these instances, despite the introduction of democracy in Nepal, it became a living proof that the Shah dynasty was anContinue reading “The ‘politics of unity’ in the Democratic Republic of Nepal”

Press Statement of Gyanendra (the Last King of Nepal)

Nepal’s deposed king has left the royal palace for the last time but has no plans to leave the Himalayan country. Former King Gyanendra says he wants to stay to “help establish peace” as the country moves from a monarchy to a republic. Hundreds of people came to see Gyanendra leave Katmandu’s royal palace WednesdayContinue reading “Press Statement of Gyanendra (the Last King of Nepal)”

First President of Nepal to the Indigenous People

View from the other side. by Krishna Giri in Canberra I do not want to craft any statement on the legitimacy of the declaration of the ‘Republic’. The country is now a ‘Republic’. Chief Justice Kedar Giri had no guts to discuss the legitimacy of this historic event and put aside the writ to proveContinue reading “First President of Nepal to the Indigenous People”

Kingdom to Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

Conflict Transformation by Peaceful Means A report by Conflict Study Center The first meeting of the Constituent Assembly (CA) overwhelmingly voted in favor of republicanism by 460 to 4 members. The meeting finally ended at 23.25 hrs on May 28, 2008 ousting the 449 year old Shah Dynasty (initiated by Drabya Shah in 1559). BeforeContinue reading “Kingdom to Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal”

The Kingsized Presidential Debate of Nepal (the Youngest Republic on Earth)

First it was all about whether to install the presidential system or not. Then it was about what type of president? Executive, as proposed by the Maoist, or ceremonial, as proposed by NC and UML? That debate finally ended after political parties finally decided, on 15th Jesta when the first meeting of the CA wasContinue reading “The Kingsized Presidential Debate of Nepal (the Youngest Republic on Earth)”

Fall of Monarchy in Nepal: Seven Years of the Royal Massacre

Remembering the massacre: 19 Jestha 2058 BS [1 June 2001] was when the monarchy was abolished in Nepal. 15 Jestha 2065 only formalized that.by Dinesh Wagle Once upon a time when there was still monarchy in Nepal, some seven years ago to be exact, a horrifying incident happened in Narayanhitti palace in Kathmandu that shockedContinue reading “Fall of Monarchy in Nepal: Seven Years of the Royal Massacre”

A Symbolic Story: National Flag of Nepal Replaces the "Royal" Flag

The symbols are powerful. People understand that. That’s why thousands of enthusiastic people today demonstrated throughout the day, a day after the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly declared Nepal a republic, demanding that the national flag of Nepal be hoisted at the Narayanhitti palace occupied by former king Gyanendra Shah. Earlier in the morning,Continue reading “A Symbolic Story: National Flag of Nepal Replaces the "Royal" Flag”