Make them accountable

The news “Thimi locals lynch two ‘kidnapping suspects’” (THT, July 8,) troubles all of

us. Fear has gripped the general people after spates of

abductions. New faces seen in the locality may fall prey to locals even if they are not guilty. Before taking any such merciless action, the locals should acquire detailed information, and if found guilty the suspects should be handed over to the police administration. However, these incidences are taking place because people

have no faith in the police

administration, and they don’t trust their working mechanism. Therefore, in order to end the present situation of virtual anarchy, the government must make the police administration accountable to the society and make the people believe that the police really work for them and protect their lives.

Ranju Shrest, via e-mail

Gain drain

It is reported that as many as 60 agro-scientists of the National Agriculture Research Council of Nepal have left their home-country in search of better

opportunities abroad. This has happened due to the fact that brain-drain is better than brain in the drain. It seems that agriculture in Nepal has been badly affected by politics since the early sixties. Nepal seems to be engaged in creating a culture of producing more and more tillers who produce less and less food than they consume. The current government’s policy of subsidizing the cost of farming would only breed more

corruption. The budget that is going to be submitted to the Parliament in the next few days seems to breed more corruption by pouring money into nowhere.

I would like to opine that such a trend must be reversed. The population of farmers in the country should be brought down to 4 %. The rest of the population should have opportunities to work in other areas. Countries where 4 % or less of the

population is engaged in producing food seem to have no problem of with food.

Agricultural economists should have better vision than politically opportunistic,

blind dogmatic, copyist and pretentious careerists.

V.P. Sayami, via e-mail


Gone are the days when we used to limit ourselves within a certain boundary. This world stands for modernization. Now, the time demands new discovery, a new invention. This refers to the news report “Generating power, hair and now” (THT, July 8).

The brilliant students turn out very well. After Rijan Karki’s attempt and this mind boggling news, I really do hope the future of the nation will cope very well with the challenges that

lie ahead.

Arpana Shakya, Khopasi, Kavre


Is the meaning of democracy frequent bandhs, riots, murders, strikes and abductions? We all know very well the answer is “No”. But in the context of our country this definition fits

well. The worldwide accepted definition of democracy is a political system which is “of the people, for the people and by the people”. But its definition for us seems to be “off the people, far from the people and bye the people”. So, I request every political party and all the citizens of Nepal to try to retain the actual meaning and definition of the word ‘democracy’ which is accepted worldwide.

Bhaskar Adhikari, Gongabu - 3, Kathmandu


The beating up of two to death and critically inuring two others by the locals of Chapacho, Bhaktapur shows that Nepal has becomes unstable and a disturbed country. Lawlessness, theft, robbery, kidnapping for ransom, road blockage and killing are becoming our culture. There are frequent bandhs, fights and launching of new protests. It’s difficult to envisage the widely proposed ‘New Nepal’

for an ordinary Nepali citizen. I wonder how our faint-hearted politicians talk about it .

However, the people should not take the law in their own hand.

Roshan Kumar Jha, Kathmandu School of Law, Bhaktapur, L.L.B 1st year


The diarrhea epidemic in Jajarkot has taken more than 88 lives

“Diarrhoea takes epidemic shape” (THT, July 9). The sad thing is that most of these deaths could have been prevented. That the authorities are taking action only now months after the

breakout of the disease shows a laxity on their part.

Rakesh Lamsal, via e-mail