On February 23rd, 1981, the Spanish parliament was stormed by 200 armed troops of the Civil Guard, a paramilitary group within the army. The soldiers fired in the air and held about 350 MPs hostage for 18 hours. They wanted King Juan Carlos to assume absolute power.
The spring flower is saddened at the season’s end.
For none had thought to stop and smell her.
The breath of life, sparsely remembered still causes the hearts of all to beat
There will be more chaos as we can’t please Maoist no matter what. They want to establish Maoism – who can tolerate that? There will be new constitution – but a lot will happen before that. The tough road is election of constituent assembly which is not possible without Maoist participation and Maoists never believe in free and fair election. They want “unconditional” constituent assembly election. That means government needs to hold election while the Maoist continue to do killing and extortion.
A very plausible solution is to offer voluntary retirement to the security forces. As it is, many want to leave the forces. If they are provided with a good incentive, they will opt for foreign employment or work for private security firms. Incentives could include monetary help as well as vocational training for alternative professions. However, given the limited number of jobs in both the domestic and foreign markets and the fierce competition, this solution will not in itself provide a total solution, but may greatly help in reducing the numbers.
Of the 39 countries that held elections in 2005, the numbers of women in parliament increased in 28 of them. The largest gains were seen in Latin American countries where some countries (Argentina, Bolivia, Honduras and Venezuela) have implemented quotas to promote women in politics. Other countries to implement special measures are New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Burundi, Liberia, Afghanistan and the United Republic of Tanzania.
उसंग पहिलो भेट हिउदे छुट्टिमा म गाउ जादा भएको थियो। बाजे बोजुको र काका काकीको अगाडि मेरा बोर्डिंग स्कूलका अंग्रेजि राइम्सहरु नाचि नाचि मैले गाउदा, ढोकाको चेपबाट, आफुभन्दा अढाइ बर्ष कांछो भाइ च्यापेर ऊ ट्वाल्ल परि एकटक हेरिरहेकि थिई । स्कूल जाने इच्छा त उसलाई त्यसबेला देखिनै थियो। तर नौ पुगि दश लागे पछि मात्र बल्ल बल्ल त्यहिको नि. मा. वि. मा दुइमा भर्ना भई । आमाले मेरो पुरानो झोला र जामा दिदा लाजले र हर्षले, कुम साघुराउदै केहि नभनि सामान टिपि खुर्र भागि ।
“The Seven Party Alliance (SPA) should be very careful of what they are getting into. The strike which they have started seems to have gone out of their hands. Activists have started going house to house asking for at least one participant from each family and have asked private businesses to close down forcefully. People have to participate by will, not by force. These tactics are definitely not democratic but rather resemble that of the Maoists.
The people of this great Himalayan nation have awakened. And the end is close – perhaps only days away. They have overcome fear after being exposed to the limits of oppression and humiliation heaved upon them.