After April 25 Nepal became an epicenter of the world for unity and compassion of the Nepalese people. After August 24 Nepal is again becoming an epicenter but sadly of violence. What is the difference between Aylan Kurdi, a dead Syrian toddler washed up on a Turkish shore and a toddler murdered in Tikapur? With some iota of differences, the other reflects the same domain. Analogically, here inflexible and labyrinthine actions of both the government and pro-agitators took the life of an innocent toddler and nine security personnel. How many other bullets are going to be exchanged with blood? Reactions can be lowered if and only if the magnitude of actions are lowered as per Newtonian physics. The onslaughts of ever-rising national violence have aired one message that no one wants to be underestimated and underrepresented, justice is their just demand. What I fear would happen is indeed happening with the seed of federalism starting to germinate. It is only a trailer, the movie has not yet been released and the climax seems fraught with grave peril. The epidemics of such malarial atrocities will be a huge setback for our golden quest to graduate to a developing nation by 2022. When the injection of federalism is budding dejection among huge swathe of denizens, the rejection of it is imminent provided its makers come up with investment of wide scale of awareness, its sum and substance, its pros and cons to each and every Nepali. Let live the Gorkha quake legacy “tout pous un, un pous tous”
Jay Bahadur Shah, Jajarkot
ImpracticalThis is with reference to the news story “Private medical colleges protest 11-point deal” (THT, Sept. 7, Page 2). No sooner the government and Dr. Govinda KC who was on fast-unto-death for 12 days inked an 11-point deal barring new venture in medical science education in the Kathmandu Valley for 10 years, 100 seats for each of the medical colleges and fee ceiling not exceeding Rs 3.5 million for MBBS course as recommended by the Kedar Bhakta Mathema-led panel the staffers and medical operators have threatened to launch agitation with the seven-point demand. They have demanded that a high-level task force be formed comprising experts, government officials and representatives of the private medical colleges to fix the fee structure for the MBBS course. They have argued that the private medical colleges cannot operate their colleges if only 100 seats are allocated to each college. If the Mathema report is fully implemented as per the demand of the Dr. KC most of the students will go abroad for medical science studies and billions of rupees will be siphoned out of the country. The Association of Private Medical and Dental Colleges of Nepal which represents 12 medical colleges has warned of shutting down all services, except the emergency department, unless the government addresses their grievances. Some of the demands of the private colleges seem genuine. The government should have talked to the organization before reaching a deal with KC.
Kumar Syantang, Kavre