Prime Minister Dr Babu Ram Bhattarai, during a program organized by the Unemployed Youth Association in the capital city Tuesday has announced that the government is going to bring an ordinance to give 50 days’ wages per year to the unemployed youth. The birth of such an ordinance would certainly result in very fast growth of the YCL which would be very helpful to counter any challenge to unseat the government. It would also bring lots of fake unemployment certificates like the studentship certificated used to get big concessions in public transport and would also breed corruptions in emptying the government budgets. During the same program, economist Dr Dilli Raj Khanal has called on the youth to bring mass turmoil in the streets to force the government to bring programs to employ the youth. It seems that Dr Khanal’s call and the announcement by Dr Bhattarai compliment each other.
Megha Nepal, Kathmandu
Prime Minister Dr Babu Ram Bhattarai has highly praised the Bagmati-civilization of the
Valley of the capital of Nepal.
Dr Bhattarai should bring a program to stop the untreated raw sewage from directly
polluting River Bagmati. He should also follow the survey maps of the survey during the rule of Prime Minister Juddha Sumsher Rana, to bring back the original size of Bagmati
River. All the football grounds, cornfields, cities of squatters and many more physical
structures including the black-topped roads on the Bagmati River should be fully dismantled. The river should be converted into the main source of drinking water by a
determined effort to use the rain water by stopping any out-flow through the narrow gorge at Kuina Ganeshthan. Prime Minister Bhattarai’s words should match his actual scheme pertaining to Bagmati River of Kathmandu.
Laxmi Bhakta Manandhar, Kathmandu
Your news report “Daughters distraught, with no inkling of their missing mother” (THT
July 9, Page 1) is an extremely depressing read on the plight of the daughters whose mother has disappeared without a trace from the face of Kathmandu for 132 days already. It is crystal clear by now that modern Nepal is not even one-tenth as safe as the older version for ordinary citizens, who are supposed to be the fountainhead of real power and sovereignty. Forget about security agencies, even Lord Pashupatinath seems
reluctant to help the poor victims these days. The only slender hope for the family rests on the Jyapu Samaj. It is to be seen if the community will play any meaningful role in drawing the government’s attention to the problem. Had Chori Maiya hailed from a higher station in life or had she been a member of any of the big powerful stone-throwing, tire-burning anarchic parties; her whereabouts would have been discovered by now. Or, at the least, the government would have hurriedly declared her a martyr and offered her family one million rupees in compensation. But as things stand, the only way out for the poor girls is to either wait in vain for their mother to show up or transform themselves into Paan Singh Tomars or Phoolon Devis or our own home-grown erstwhile comrades to track their mother on their own. J. Talchabhadell, Bhaktapur