Bar members are right
The news “Boycott courts till Chief Justice quits: Lawyers” published in THT on April 21 shows that there are still few people in this country who think of people’s rights and liberty even in this difficult situation. The Chief Justice of a country is entrusted with the duty to preserve the
fundamental rights of the people. But our present Chief Justice seems to have forgotten this as his words make him seem like a minister of the government. His recent remarks can question the independence of the judiciary. Therefore, I agree with the Bar members that he should resign on moral grounds.
Anchan Bhattarai, Bohoretar, Sindhuli
The recent views expressed by the leaders of the political parties in the current state of affairs after February 1 show that they are still greedy for power. The royal takeover is for sure beneficial for the country and the Nepali people. The public should not give in to the demands of these power-hungry politicians. They are there only to serve their own interests rather than the interests of the public.
Prashant Tiwari, Hadigaon
It is unfortunate that despite the citizen’s wish to always have peace and stability in Nepal, power is being acquired by a handful of people in the name of thwarting the Maoist violence. Such actions not only hamper people’s fundamental rights, but will also lead to increase of violence. Therefore, in order to heed the voice of the common people, the power centres should also take note of the people’s concern, as well as that of the neighbour and the international community.
Mosleh Uddin Shamim, Chittagong University, Bangladesh
The new academic session has now started. Many school administrators are conducting door-to-door campaigns to lure the students. In the beginning of every new session, we see a competition among school administrators who leave no stone unturned to lure parents to send their wards to their schools. This is morally wrong. It should be left to the parents and their children to decide which school they want to go to. Needless to say educational institutions must be the ones to avoid such malpractices. Instead, they should be the one’s doing exemplary things. School authorities should not behave like shrewd businessmen. And though competition is not a bad thing, it should not be the basis under which education sector should operate.
Birendra Shrestha, Kirtipur
I completely disagree with Dipesh Parajuli’s views expressed in his Midway article “When death is a drama” published in THT on April 20. The perception that death is better than living with a disability is horribly wrong. If a dying patient is suffering, the solution to this problem should be better medical care and not killing the patient even if the patients themselves opt for it. The difficulties encountered during their treatment can easily lead the patients to think about death, which then appears to be a safe option. In the case of Terry Schiavo, who could not even speak a word, her husband Michael’s decision to go for
euthanasia was not reasonable. Euthanasia shouldn’t be legalised at any cost because some doctors can use it as a weapon for manslaughter and killings too.
Rahul Bajracharya, via e-mail