HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Nepal University Teachers’ Association today said the President should now take necessary steps to safeguard democratic norms and values and foster religious and communal harmony in the country.
The union, in a statement today, said it was concerned about the uncertainty created in the aftermath of dissolution of the Constituent Assembly and urged all Nepalis to remain united for the future of federal democratic republic.“The nation is in a state of uncertainty after the CA was dissolved and fresh elections were declared for November 22,” said the teachers. “The President should take steps to end the political stalemate by calling for the formation of a national consensus government,” the statement said.
“Dissolving the CA without promulgating the new constitution has shattered the six-decade-old dream of Nepalis to have a constitution written by people elected by the public,” said the union. “This has created constitutional, legal and political complexities in the country.” The country sank into political turmoil after the CA was dissolved without delivering a constitution. The government decision to declare elections for November 22 also has invited serious legal and constitutional questions.
Members of the union have also demanded that the government guarantee public security and take action against those behind the murders of Supreme Court Justice Rana Bahadur Bam and Railway General Manager Suresh Yadav.