LETTERS: Resolve the crisis
The government does not still seem to be ready to swiftly act on resolving the ongoing political and constitutional problems which had surfaced immediately after the promulgation of the new constitution one year ago.
For unknown reasons, the major parties wanted to promulgate the new constitution in spite of taking more time to resolve the critical issues raised by disgruntled parties. As a result, more than 50 innocent people lost their lives due to excessive use of force.
Ordinary people had to suffer from the Indian blockade and Madhes unrest. It was so sad to see the people in the Tarai protesting against the new constitution hoisting black flags and burning tyres here and there on the first constitution celebration day as the black day “Black Day observed to protest constitution” (THT, September 20, Page 7).
Here in the capital city, government had celebrated this day with much hi-fi. Prime Minister Pushpa K. Dahal continues to publicly say that the political and constitutional issues being raised by Madhesis, Tharus and Janajatis will be addressed soon.
“Bid to address concerns of Madhesis, Tharus and Janajatis on: PM” (THT, September 20, Page 1). Time is running fast for his government to act. On the other hand, UML does not seem interested to buy PM Dahal’s opinion.
It has been frequently expressing its disinterest to amend the constitution to please the “foreigners” “Statute cannot be amended to pacify foreigners: UML Chair Oli” (THT, September 20, Page 2).
If that is the case, how does the Dahal led government fulfill its promises of resolving the political issues through the amendment of the constitution. Is it possible for the government to bring UML on board?
Will the government be successful in convincing the UML led opposition parties to address the agitating parties’ issues by amending the constitution?
Rai Biren Bangdel, Maharajgunj.
AMA Events is set to organise the final round matches of the Red Bull Futsal League in the capital from September 26.
There will be a total of 16 teams who are going to vie for the title as well as the highest cash prize in the history of Nepalese futsal.
The winning team of the tournament will earn Rs 1,000,000 while the runners-up teams will earn Rs 500,000. Besides there will also be rewards for the best player and best goalkeeper and they will earn Rs 50,000 each.
Separation of the 16 teams into two groups has been done as Group A and Group B comprising 8 teams each.
Each team will be playing two matches against other teams inside their groups according to home and away basis and the top two teams from both the groups after the double round robin league will make it to the semi-finals, as per the statement of tournament director Saurav KC.
All the matches of the tournament will be played in different venues but within the three districts of the valley.
Pratik Shrestha, Baneshwor