Apropos of the news report “Cyber cafes in Kathmandu told to dismantle cabins” (THT, Dec. 21), it is necessary that places which encourage undesirable activities should be firmly dealt with. After the government cracked down on cabin restaurants recently, cyber cafes have emerged as the favourite destination to run amorous affairs. Not only are the cyber cafes learnt to pander to voyeuristic cravings by allowing people to browse through pornographic sites, but they also allow people, especially schoolchildren, to have such affairs behind closed cabins. This is not only turning our youngsters into social perverts but robbing our society of its values and virtues.
Manit Deokota, Sukkhedhara, Kathmandu
The extended load shedding hours have virtually turned our lives into darkness. With power deficit affecting almost every area of activity, it is beyond one’s comprehension how the government’s promise of economic prosperity will materialise. Granted that, the government cannot isolate itself from global problems. But it must not provide room for more
irregularities on the same pretext. Common Nepalis deserve a better deal from the present government.
Dwaipayan Regmi, College of Business and Social Studies, Biratnagar
That Nepal’s sovereignty faces grave danger was one of Nepali Congress president Girija Prasad Koirala’s favourite remarks. Recently, Minister for Law,Justice and Contituent Assembly
Affairs Dev Gurung also insinuated that foreign powers were actively interfering in Nepal’s
internal affairs. In the meantime, the political leaders, instead of concentrating their efforts on the task of writing the new constitution, are wrangling over petty issues. But if the leaders didn’t set aside their differences to accomplish their major task of writing the new constitution, it might endanger Nepal’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Subhash Deo, Maitidevi, Kathmandu
The Nepal Bar Association has stated that Judicial Council member, Moti Kaji Sthapit, should not tender his resignation under pressure from Minister for Law, Justice and Constituent Asssembly Affairs Minister Dev Gurung. Nepal Bar Association thinks that Sthapit’s resignation under pressure from the new government would be to give in to blatant interference in the independence of the judiciary.
Meanwhile, Justice Anup Raj Sharma of the Supreme Court stated that the Judicial Council is an ineffective body under the present system of justice. Nobody seems to refute Justice Sharma. I would like to opine that the justice minister and Nepal Bar Association should waste no time on irrelevant matters and instead concentrate their efforts on transforming the Judicial Council into a more meaningful body.
As indicated by Chief Justice Kedar Prasad Giri a few months back, the absence of effective laws against corruption is behind the failure of Nepal’s officialdom. Justice Minister Gurung should urgently introduce a bill that will facilitate bringing all the corrupt public servants to justice.
V P Sayami, Kathmandu