LETTERS: Repair the road
I would like to draw the government’s attention to the deplorable condition of the road along the Boudha Jorpati-Narayantar section of the road.
It has been almost 5-6 years since the road along this route has been in a dilapidated state due to total neglect of the Department of Roads which is the least bothered about repairing it.
There are a number potholes causing much difficulty for drivers to navigate vehicles and many passengers have met with accidents that could have been avoided had the Department of Roads been serious about the difficulty faced by the people.
Traffic jams for a long time and roadside vendors are other problems that make the matter even worse.
How long does it take for the Department of Roads to repair the road or are they waiting for more accidents and deaths to carry out their duty?
Other roads in areas where government officials and VIPs live do not take much time for maintenance, but it is the areas where we, the general people, live that repairs to even the busy roads are delayed too much.
Aman Jirel, Kathmandu
For the past few months we have been facing an irritating sound from a workshop carving out a Buddha statue in our area.
As I am a peace loving person I don’t like this kind of noise that disturbs my peace.
I complained to my landlord about the problem. But my landlord told me that he could do nothing as it had happened outside his house.
I lodged a complaint with the police saying that they did not have any license to set up such a workshop near the settlement area. A 20-year-old boy was working on the statue.
He said he had to finish it by next day. But the boy stopped working there probably because of my protest. I felt sorry for disturbing his work which supported him and his family.
His hard and arduous work may have helped sustain his family economically and it would have been his only means of survival. This is disturbing that such a noise making workshop was allowed to be set up in human settlements.
Workshops that create a lot of noise and disturb the locals must be shifted quite away from the human settlements as people need peace.
Pratibha Sah, KU, School of Arts
Time has come for the Nepalese government to make sure that Muktinath Adhikari’s family will get justice from the transitional justice mechanism.
Adhikari, a head teacher of a high school in Lamjung, was murdered by Maoist rebels on January 16, 2002.
It has been 14 years since he was brutally murdered after he was tied to a tree with his muffler; his stomach was slit and he was finally shot dead. The family members of the victim have been making rounds in Kathmandu to get justice and compensation but nothing has happened.
It seems the government is not serious about this issue though it was a heinous crime.
Maybe the transitional justice mechanism will book the culprits and give justice to his family.
Pratik Shrestha, Kathmandu