Odd cocktail of models :
This refers to Aditya Man Shrestha’s article “Fluid situation” (THT, Sept. 12). There is nothing new in his proposed new constitution. It seeks to “explore many other systems for adoption...” If there is anything new, it’s his rejection of the UK model in favour of a hybrid of the US, German and Swiss models. His imaginative constitutional and political scenario for peace, democracy, development and regional equity, based on an odd cocktail of adoption of alien cultural and historical legacies, will result in even greater disaster for Nepal.
In all our national endeavours, intellectuals should strive to look inwards and not outwards. We should seek to maintain the delicate balance between modernity in all our public institutions and our unique history and heritage.
We may thus revisit the South Asian model of village republics propounded by Mahatma Gandhi. This is symbolised in the model of Ram Raj that is beginning to be echoed even in
Thailand under the reign of King Bhumibol.
Madhukar SJB Rana, Jawalakhel
Stop noise :
Noise pollution does not seem to have attracted the attention of the people and the government. There is no legal mechanism to control noise pollution in the country. Traffic rules aimed at curbing noise pollution near schools and hospitals continue to be flouted with impunity.
Since noise pollution cannot be seen, it often escapes our attention. It is a great nuisance for pedestrians. More importantly, it can harm our hearing ability.
Gita Panday, Gongabu
Maoist atrocities and extortions continue even while they are involved in peace talks. Following the ceasefire, Maoist leaders claimed to have their party cadres under control.
But the Maoists’ recent activities raise doubts about their being a disciplined unit. They are clearly violating the ceasefire code of conduct.
Shiva Neupane, Golphutar
Mend ways :
The country is tottering under the burden of corruption. But the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) seems totally incapable of cracking down on it.
It may have taken action against some of the insignificant people. But it has failed to act effectively against the powerful ones, who have amassed wealth through illegal means and even hoarded money abroad. It is unfortunate that corrupt people have even been promoted or given important responsibilities. It should mend its ways or it will completely lose public trust soon.
Ramesh B Shrestha,
Apropos of the news report “JICP report to stay under wraps: SC” (THT, Sept. 13), the corrupt politicians must have breathed a huge sigh of relief.
The Supreme Court has ruled out the need to order the probe report to be made public in the interest of protecting “law and order problem in the country.” What hypocrisy! Why insist that the royal household should make public its property details?