Labour lost

As one of the most significant achievements of Jana Andolan II, the CA formed after the April polls declared Nepal a democratic republic.

However, three months after the formation of CA, major political parties have not been able to reach consensus on governmenformation. The voters have done their job faithfully, but the leaders have failed them. It seems to be a case of misplaced trust — in leaders incapable of leading the nation as well as having no respect for people’s aspirations.

Ganesh Niraula, Birgunj

Fair deal

The State has now adopted an inclusive policy and the Interim Constitution itself is a testament to it. It will take some time for the effects of past discrimination to go away. The marginalised and disadvantaged people should be given top priority. As it is common knowledge, discrimination leads to conflicts in society.

V P Sayami, Kathmandu

Bravo !

Apropos of the news report “Women gravel road on their own” (THT, July 3), the

contribution of the women of Khajurgachi for the development of their village is indeed laudable. They have shown that women too can act like men and contribute to development. Such initiatives by women should be encouraged, so that they do not consider themselves far behind men and even motivate other women to follow suit and make development a joint mission of all Nepalis.

Rhea Gurung, via e-mail

Implement it

While a majority of politicians stand against those Madhesi MPs hindering the parliamentary proceedings, I personally feel they have the right to make themselves heard in the CA. The CA election would not have been a success had the United Madhesi Democratic Front (UMDF) and the then government not reached an agreement. Now that the CA has been formed, it is the moral responsibility of the CA to implement those agreements.

Ashish Jha, via e-mail

Travel woes

This is in reference to news report “20 Tarai districts shut in protest” (THT, July 5). In a democracy, everyone has the right to make their demands. But as the citizens of a

democratic country, it is equally important that the protestors make sure that the rights of others are not encroached upon. As air travel is expensive in Nepal, it is beyond the affordability of common Nepalis to travel by air. The difficulties that these common Nepalis face due to frequent transport strikes are anyone’s guess. I strongly urge the government and the political parties to make education, transportation, business and tourism politics-free zones.

Dwaipayan Regmi,



Almost every year, Kathmandu turns into a huge trash-land — more so with the arrival of the rainy season. Even as the residents of Kathmandu are compelled to live in squalor and with the constant threat of contracting diseases, the local administration remains a mute spectator.

By just announcing Kathmandu a clean and green city is not enough.

Implementation of a concrete and sustainable plan is imperative.

Deepak Lama, via email