Our country is passing through a pang of constitutional and political crisis; but the triad (Pranchanda, Shushil and Jalanath) do not seem much bothered about it. In fact, they are fully culpable for this political fiasco; that turned the sovereign Constituent Assembly (CA) into de jure and prevailed themselves as sole de facto all through the historical constitutional
making processes. I do agree with the views expressed in the editorial "Valid advice" (THT, June 19, Page 8). Opposition parties inter alia some scholars, perhaps bigots of certain
parties, have been instigating the President to take an unconstitutional move after the unceremonious dissolution of the CA.
The President, in the West Minster model democracy and under the interim constitution, is considered a ceremonial object and does not exercise any power. Even if he does in an extraordinary political situation, that must be within the parameter of the constitution and existing laws. The institution of the President has not so far fallen into controversy and hence,
commands high respect and faith from the people of all sections of society. For the President is impartial and always abides by the constitution. If the President acts unconstitutionally under the intense influence of the political parties, he would for sure be dragged into serious controversy. Further, the PM might defy the move. If that occurs, that leads to confrontations and clashes and the sole neutral institution of the country would lose the respect and faith it has been enjoying till today. Then, even if the institution takes a constitutional move in the
future in an extraordinary situation, it might not become uncontroversial. Therefore, to maintain the untarnished image and neutrality of the institution and avert an unpleasant situation, politicos should forge consensus for the best way forward and immediately stop the rat race.
Mrs Homa Limbu, via e-mail
This refers to the news item "Report proposes martyrs' categorization" (THT, June 21, Page 1). It is a matter of great pity that the government has been providing the title of
martyr to anyone. This is a big disgrace for real martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the country, such as Ganga lal Shrestha, Dharma Bhakta, Sukra Raj and Dasarath Chand. This must be immediately stopped and I urge the government to confer the title to only those who really the deserve honor.
Rajendra Gurbacharya, Tahachal Bagaicha, Kathmandu
Nepalese weather-experts have announced the coming of the monsoon. Within the next few days the rivers in Nepal will be full. Till now, most of the residents of the capital city
are facing scarcity of drinking water.I would like to suggest the Drinking Water Authority of Kathmandu to build a dam at the Chovar Gorge to save all the rain water during the monsoon. If we could do that, we would never have any scarcity of water throughout the whole year. I would also like to let everybody know that the rain water is the cleanest water that needs the minimum cost for cleaning.
R. Manandhar, Kathmandu