It is all about the Unified-Maoist pitching for a new proposal on carving out 10 federal units (eight pradeshes in hill and mountain regions, and two pradeshes in the Terai and Madhes) on ‘identity basis’. It was also said their agenda of identity-based federal units as their proposal was scientific and practical. This proposal may be beneficial for certain
indigenous groups, but not for all. The people hope better not bitter from new Nepal (new constitution). The
Tharuwan-Lumbini Pradesh covers only the people from Tharu Communities. Likewise, Newa-Bagmati Pradesh covers only the people from Newar communities and so on. It
ignores the people from other communities, who are living in that particular place/pradesh, which is unfair. I think, this will lead to racial discrimination and conflicts among the
people. Therefore, there should be further extensive discussions among the leaders and with the people before any decision is taken in earnest.
Krishna Prasad Sah,
Nobel College, Kathmandu
Do the Maoists care to study the vision and master plan
prepared by late Dr Harka
Gurung four decade ago for a better Nepal. Have the leaders of the other parties
implemented Dr Gurung’s
vision and plan? If that had been the case Nepal would have been in an enviable position by now. But, that is not the case. I really wonder what the Nepal government is up to next?
Yam Gurung, UK
After a few weeks of relief from the petrol and diesel shortage, once again we are facing the same problem. Long queues of bikes, private and public
vehicles can be seen at petrol pumps. I feel sorry for the taxi drivers who, instead of looking for passengers, have to stand in queue for maybe half a day to get their quota of petrol. That impacts badly on their daily
income. Even though there is hike in petrol prices, there is no smooth supply of fuel. The
people are facing difficulties in getting fuel for their vehicles and cooking gas for the house. However, the plight of the
people has no effect on the leaders of our country.
Most of the leaders have more then one vehicle yet they don’t have to face any shortage of fuel. It is also well-known that many ministers and
bureaucrats are provided free petrol, security and vehicles. Most of these individuaos served as ministers for only
a few months. If the
government provides such
benefits to all the ex-ministers, bankruptcy will be here in no time.
Tenzin Dolkar, via e-mail
Apropos of your news report “JTMM owns up to blast” (THT, May 1, Page 1), now that the cat is out of the bag, what happens next? Do they get urgent
invitation for talks to redress their grievances? Do they
qualify for blanket amnesty and state security during talks,
because their acts are purely political in nature? What about the innocent dead and
wounded? I am beginning to
regret that I was not born in the USA, whose chief executives squash terrorists like flies.
J. Talchabhadell, via e-mail