Monday, May 01, 2006
Want permanent democracy in Nepal
Nepal a famous tourist place, now it is a place for violence and demonstrations. The King Gyanendra dissolved the government in February last year and assumed absolute power and appointed a mainly pro-monarchist cabinet. The King arrests the Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, for failed to stem Maoist violence and to organize elections. The people in Nepal, protest for this action and political parties did demonstration against King.
Kind announced the state of Emergency and cut the country form other countries. Every day demonstration, arrest, violence held. The normal life was affected, no vehicles was allowed to go, all walk and go every where, the schools, universities were affected and some even closed, many foreign students cant go to their country and there educations have affected. In some districts a decision by teachers’ associations, private and boarding schools ‘organizations and guardians’ associations close Schools indefinitely. The Maoists join with politicians and protest against King and asked people not to pay taxes or make any payments to the government. Press freedoms were suspended under a state of emergency; the restrictions were enshrined in a media law. More than 400 journalists had been arrested, attacked or threatened. Security forces stop at nothing to monitor and silence journalists working for the independent press. Up to 60 private FM radio stations have been ordered not to broadcast news and restrict their coverage in some matters.
The countries of SAARC and US urged the King to call all political parties talk and bring the democracy in the Nepal, but King dint hear there voices. Every one is fighting for Poverty, AIDS, Terrorism and Nuclear in the 21st century; the Nepalese are fighting for democracy. This month the violence and demonstrations have increase. The Seven-Party alliance and Maoists has urged the King to bring the democracy back and reopen the parliament. After weeks of strikes and protests against his direct rule, at least now the King realized his fault and thinks and heard the peoples voice and recalled parliament in April 2006. He also discussed with Seven-part and chose Girija Prasad Koirala as prime minister on 27th April, and ends, more than a year of direct rule by the monarch. Mr. Koirala sworn as prime minister yesterday.
As the fiery came to a close, it appeared that the king’s second proclamation had driven a wedge between the parties and the Maoists who rejected the offer and upped their demand for a constituent assembly. If as the Maoists demanded, the king were prevailed upon to convene a constituent assembly, it would have been his creature. He would have done all he could to appropriate powers for himself in the future dispensation. Anyway the Maoists endorsed the politician’s line. There are two questions, 1. What is the future of monarchy? As events unfold, the king could remain a nominal figurehead much like the monarch of England or monarch could just be abolished. 2. What happens to the Maoists struggles? At least now the Maoists can permanently leave the violence before taking part in the future electoral process. Will they listen?