“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.
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,
I’d been reading BP’s “जेल जर्नल” and GaneshMan’s autobiography (sorry, I do not even remember the title right now) when we started hearing about “BP संग्रहालय” being opened for public on the media. I was more interested to see what the authors saw and not really interested in the museum itself, but my Dad dragged me along to see a part of the origins of these creations.
I had never heard of “The Community Consortium for the Right to Work” before. Neither am I aware of the constituents of this consortium. No doubt, after reading the advertisement below that appeared in
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!