The royal takeover of February 1, 2005, whatever the intentions behind it, was well received by the common Nepali. They were glad that the recurrent strikes and Bandhs had ceased, if only for a while. Things started going awry when the king formed the Royal Commission for Corruption Control (RCCC), nominated discredited leaders of the Panchayat-era, and gave ministerial berth to some convicted criminals. Ignoring the already present Commission for the Investigation of the Abuse of Authority (CIAA), which the people trusted,
When a nation is in the midst of uncertainty, corruption and pillage of public properties skyrocket. The uncertainty affects every high ranking government official, including the judiciary, who are beset by insecurity because they have no idea what is going to happen next. So, to secure their futures, they start amassing more wealth by hook or by crook.
Things remained closed for seven days and we did not do much. Rather, we took these things as a part of life. It was difficult for me, maybe because I have grown used to the way of life in the United States over the last 10 years. The people here would not put up with these kinds of things for even one second. We can’t think of a single political entity in a western country where they would call for a nation-wide “Bandh” and survive politically after that!
Who would have thought that China would dominate the world consumer market within 50 years of the Red revolution? Who would have thought that Japan would grow at a double-digit rate for 20 years and become the world’s second largest economy?
Child labour has become one of the most widely debated and controversial issues in the international labour market today. It affects almost every aspect of life in developed, developing and underdeveloped nations.