State of confusion

Presently, the world is in a confused state. It is hard to believe people and the media that keep on babbling indifferently on the same issues. The great volume of political literature with no essence but with teeny faith and corroded ethos, have more or less “contributed” to this mayhem. Besides leaders, professors and students are seen to be involved in this disorder. Who will guide the illiterate and the downtrodden when these brains are lost somewhere in the murk?

It is really a shame on the part of the leaders, leading street protests even when their demands are met by the government and the King. However, the demand of “samuhik darshan” reflects their fear with the King. They are misleading the people. Why don’t these leaders work for human rights, environmental rights, and others? Are the street protests by burning tyres, vandalising common property, the most appropriate thing to do? Why do the “demos” have to suffer in the name of “democracy”? Renuka, via e-mail


It has been more than a week that Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa has resigned. Thus, the country does not have a true government at this point. The outgoing government does not possess the real power. Moreover, there is no inkling of formation of a new government. Parties are busy accusing the King of hijacking people’s power. They say unless the King returns the power to the people, they will go to the streets. Not only that, parties have boycotted individual meetings with the King. They have demanded a joint audience. On the other hand, the King is busy consulting with the “national figures” to form a government headed by a person having a “clean image.” But there is no signal of such an audience. The parties want a powerful government and the King seems hesitant. Unless the two sides come to an understanding, the nation would not find a way out of the crisis.

Pranav Gautam, Samakushi

Stop bandhs

Strikes are nothing but a protest tool incurring a great loss to the nation. They cause damage to everybody. I have personally realised now that these strikes are signs of violence and discomfiture. These are indirect forms of terrorism, which lead to a rise in prices and adds misery to the lives of the commoners. Today, the nation is in a great loss due to “regular” bandhs. To stop this culture, the government and the public have to disallow such activities. We have to be very conscious about this and must protest against bandhs. Negligence will drag the nation to a point of failure.

Asish Ghimire, Dhulikhel


I was stunned while reading a news in THT regarding a 10+2 examinee who had to walk for three hours to reach his examination centre. Because of the strikes, this sort of incident has been common and the students have been greatly affected by it. However, the authorities should consider this fact and reschedule the exams that fall on the days of strike. If exams are held on such unsuitable days, all examinees are not fortunate enough to take the exams

because of chaos and distance.

Pramish Shrestha, KU


In the news regarding Arsenal’s unbeaten season, published in THT on May 17, instead of 26 wins and 12 draws, you have mentioned 26 wins and 12 losses. I hope you will enlighten your readers. Utshav Shrestha, Tahachal