LETTERS: Legal business
In Nepal, economic activities have been increasing day-by-day when it comes to operating different types of business like agriculture, information technology, service and hospitality and entertainment, among others.
Of course, operating such businesses will certainly create a positive environment for the country’s economic progress in the long run. But, at the same time, not following the law by business houses will lead to a chaotic situation. So, my only concern is that those businesses running illegally should be brought under the purview of the law of the land.
As a result, the country will collect more revenue through tax. Not surprisingly, as we can see in Kathmandu, a large number of business houses are operating without legal formalities. This must be stopped. In the end, this will be bad for the country and its economy. The government must take legal action against those running illegal businesses.
Saroj Wagle, Bara
Why tell it?
Apropos of the news story “Mauritian ex-president lauds Nepal’s peace process” (THT, January 25, Page 2), PM Dahal is reported to have told a tiny littoral nation’s former president that Nepal is ‘working to implement the constitution’. But would the guest give a dime whether Nepal implemented the constitution or not? In the same vein, would the most powerful men in the world, President Trump or Putin or Abe, give a dime about Nepal’s constitution.
Why are we telling everyone what we are doing with the constitution? Is it really anybody’s business? And, excuse my ignorance, but what difference will the constitution make to my life? New Nepal is no different to me than old Nepal. In old Nepal I had to deal with one to get my job done, now I need to deal with a whole bunch.
Manohar Shrestha, Kathmandu
Recently, Nepal has become a transit point for trafficking of women and children for sex trade tourism in neighbouring countries. It is a well-organised network, and we need to call for stringent laws and implementation of such laws to contain the menace. Both the Indian and Nepali governments are complicit in the abuses suffered by trafficked victims. These abuses are not only violations of internationally recognized human rights but are specifically prohibited in the domestic laws of both countries. In Nepal, the border police are also bribed to allow traffickers to transport girls to India. Due to high aspiration of parents when the children fail to live up to their expectation they take the wrong path because of which other youths of their age fall victims to their wrongdoings. Children have always been a soft target because at times they are not much aware of what is happening to them is wrong. If they are aware of it then they are scared to speak about it.
Vinod C. Dixit, via e-mail