It is quite sad that many Nepali migrant workers who enter Saudi Arabia die while working in extreme conditions and totally different cultural environment. The statistics point that since 2000 some 3,000 Nepalis have died in Saudi Arabia. Food habits and hot climate see to the main reasons. So, it is very risky for Nepalese who go abroad in search of good jobs. In Nepal , proper employment opportunities are missing so people emigrate abroad. It is necessary for the government to monitor the situation of the Nepali migrant workers while they are abroad.
Rachana Shrestha, via e-mail
Looking closely at the on-going fragile political situation of Nepal created by the major
political parties, it seems that the post-second Jana Andolan achievement may slip out of our hands sooner or later. They completely failed to draft the new constitution. What a shameful act? They are still continuing to show their power hunger even at this politically fragile situation. Nepal is passing politically through an extremely difficult time. Every person is in dismay at the
current political uncertainty.
It is very sad and unfortunate to see the major political parties still continuing to engage in power and blame games, leaving the national agenda aside. They simply are seen engaged in their own petty political interests. How long the nation and its people are to suffer at the hands of the so-called senior leaders’ gross negligence, irresponsible and immoral acts? Are not they themselves creating conducive environment for the ex-King to garner people’s sympathy?
I heard over different FM radio stations people expressing their dissatisfactions and frustration with the ongoing unproductive political activities of the major political parties. It seems that they wish to see an alternative to the irresponsible political parties.
Rai Biren Bangdel, Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
This is with reference to the news story “Kin of 3,700 victims yet to seek damages” (THT, July 7, Page 6). It’s shocking news and has given the real picture of innocent conflict victims who have no access at the district and central levels. Due to the fear and not knowing the way of recording their details to the concerned authorities some of the victims are still struggling to maintain their own record. There are categories of victims who have been wounded and disabled, disappeared, displaced, property confiscated and not returned back yet and so on. In the case of Ramechhap, due to the negligence of the peace committee and CDO’s office, 70 files of the victims have been lost. Politically appointed members are indifferent to the problems of the victims.
Respect for the conflict victims can only accrue it they receive justice and compensation for all the suffering that they have gone through. It is the duty of the government to look into the problem to alleviate the misery of the conflict victims.
Aran Gyandendra, via e-mail