Nepali Congress president Girija P Koirala has often repeated his respect for democratic values but in practice he has all along been flouting democratic norms. It is a show of double standard that he recently unveiled Ganesh Man Singh’s statue in Pokhara and garlanded his photo in Kathmandu despite the fact that he had disrespected and compelled the party’s
‘Supreme Leader’ Singh to leave NC. Koirala’s followers in the party think him indispensable, but his self-centred principles and the serious harm his actions have caused prove that he is the most dispensable leader in the history of Nepal.
Ramesh B Shrestha, Lalitpur
I fully support Girendra Man Rajbanshi, the managing director of The Hidden Treasure, for his letter “Myopic” (THT, Oct. 2) that the Maoists are infringing on personal liberties of Miss Nepal contestants, and their opposition to the contest is only a gimmick as the organisers have refused to bow down to extortion. The Hidden Treasure should immediately file a petition at the Supreme Court to intervene in the matter. If they are truly concerned about addressing gender inequality and end women’s exploitation, the Maoist-affiliated
organisations should deploy their cadres at border points to check human trafficking and crack down on brothels, dance-bars, and pornographic magazines. It was the royal regime’s
interference in personal liberties that led to its downfall. The Maoists should take a lesson from history.
Ram Chaudhary, via e-mail
This is in reference to the news report, “Protector turns oppressor at bar girls’ expense” (THT, Oct. 3). Home Minister Bam Dev Gautam’s single-minded pursuit to close bars
and dance restaurants has knowingly or unknowingly engendered another crime, bribing. Gautam must have thought through his plan before implementing it. His haste has rendered nearly 80,000 night business workers jobless. Why didn’t he think about securing alternative employment for the night workers before closing their bread-earning business? Most night
workers work of necessity, not because of their desire.
Arjun Karki, Kathmandu
Nepali society has changed a lot in recent times. Even our ways of celebrating festivals have changed. During Dashain, far fewer animals are being scarificed this year than in the past. People feel safe to go to their ancestral homes and are confident that they will not face any untoward incident on the road. With the improvement of transportation system, even remote places are now easily accessible. All in all, this Dashain seems the most peaceful in years.
Pratik Shrestha, Apex College
It is highly irresponsible of Nepal Electricity Authority to cut power for longer than the scheduled time published in its official website. This chart is highly misleading. In addition to scheduled power cut, the power went out for four more hours on Oct. 3.
Students like me wouldn’t complain if the schedule was being followed; we would be mentally
Prateek Dahal, via e-mail