Nepal Today

Thursday, September 17, 2009


“Nepalis have achieved much over the past 20 years. They have transformed an absolute monarchy into as vibrant democracy [just wondering if the pointman for the Obama administration for South Asia thinks Nepali society was vibrant during the 10-year Maoist people’s war when 15,000 persons were massacred in the biggest mass murder recorded in Nepali history or after 2005 when accepted norms and beliefs were thrown aside and replaced by beliefs without extensive public debate and when a constitution is being imposed without genuine and extensive people’s participation and a culture of stone-throwing to push political agendas has been established] where people of all political perspectives engage in a lively debate about their county’s future.”

(Robert Blake, US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, The Kathmandu Post, 17 Sept.)

‘I am still the vice-president. If anybody thinks that the vice-president’s post is vacant, then the authorities can initiate the process of election for the new VP.”

(Parmananda Jha, The Himalayan Times, 17 Sept.)


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