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23 Nov 06, 03:49 PM
The World media’s insensitivity for not reporting with due importance the historic peace deal between the Nepal Government and the Maoists insurgents under the UN supervision is deplorable. The media’s obsession with violence and deaths shows the pathological mindset of those running and consuming it. While numerous episodes of sensational programs and news-items of the bloody conflicts have been covered by all the major news channels and publications, why don’t they let the whole world know when a monumental socio-political velvet revolution of historic importance is taking place through peaceful negotiations in a much experimented country like Nepal? C’mon the peace-loving people of the 21st century World Community, this country needs attention, adulations, and coercion more than ever before to fulfill what it’s commited to itself !!And let the people of other war torn nations like Iraq give serious thought to an alternative way of tackling their crisis!!!
· At 04:51 AM on 16 Jan 2007,
· DIVAS wrote:
Why is that the whole world including the Americans themselves have to suffer because whimsical decisions taken by an American President?
Doesn’t American president need constitutional check to prevent him to go against his own voters?
Or, Americans are only making Mr Bush for their “Crusade”?
· INDIA RISING
· At 01:38 PM on 31 Jan 2007,
· DIVAS wrote:
India is certainly rising economically and nuclearwise. It’s also making its presence felt in the world politics.BUT India still needs to improve its ‘Big Brotherish’ attitude toward its neighbors. At the same time it can improve its image in the neighborhood by facilitating in the various ethnic conflicts there in.
Live from Hyderabad
7 Feb 07, 05:40 PM
Divas is a bit more upbeat: it’s good that Hyderabad is nowadays Cyberabad, yet I’m fond of the same Hyderabad which used to be famous for its mujra, shayari, and that irrestible thing, paan. But i’ve never been there, i’m commenting on the basis of my childhood days when i used to run away from my house to watch Amitabh Bacchan in a nearby Cinema Hall, dancing with the Hyderabadi paan in his mouth, singing ” ham Hyderabadi..” Seems that gone r those oldie days! A big hug to all Hyderabadies.
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DIVAS Says: November 23rd, 2006 at 10:06 pm
The World media’s insensitivity for not reporting with due importance the historic peace deal between the Nepal Government and the Maoists insurgents under the UN supervision is deplorable. The media’s obsession with violence and deaths shows the pathological mindset of those running and consuming it. While numerous episodes of sensational programs and news-items of the bloody conflict have been covered by all the major news channels and publications, why don’t they let the whole world know when a monumental socio-political velvet revolution of historic importance is taking place through peaceful negotiations in a much experimented country like Nepal?C’mon the peace-loving people of the 21st century World Community, this country needs attention, adulations, and coercion more than ever before to fulfill what it’s commited to itself !!
bihana Says: December 2nd, 2006 at 7:41 am
What you say is true but probably the world community is waiting till the peace is actually implemented and democracy restored. Ceremonious or not if monarchy comes back then we will see Nepal back to where it started. The war has ended but peace is not attained yet. The violence has ended but wounds are yet to be healed. The king and the subjects (the monarch and the opressed) still exists, lets have total peace and freedom.
THE KATHMANDU POST Posted on: 28 Jan, 07
Why not dialogue?
Once a part of the CPN (Maoist), the Terai Janatantrik Mukti Morcha is spreading communal violence in terai and it is spreading across the country.
While anyone with even a little sense of justice would hardly disagree that the Madhesis have been discriminated against by the sate since its inception, no one should forget that Nepali people are already fed up with violence in the name of “freedom fight”.
The government has already been directed by the eight parties and other civil bodies to implement all necessary measures to tackle the issues of citizenship and proportional representation. At the same time, it is also the responsibility of the Madhesis to help the parties build a just society. The groups representing the terai people should immediately come to table if they are really fighting for the rights of all the people living in terai.
NEPALI TIMES http://www.nepalitimes.com/Tarai troubles
Issue #334 (02 February 07 – 08 February 07)
Responsible intellectual and professional Madhesis can’t shirk from their duty by keeping mum and taking double advantage. While anyone with even a little sense of justice would hardly disagree that the Madhesis have not been included in the Nepali nation state since its inception, no one should forget that the Nepali people are already fed up with violence. They’ve not only been discriminated against by the state mechanism but also ordinary hill people. A child in Kathmandu calling out “O bhaiya, eta aaija” to Madhesi vendors is an example. The government has already been directed by the eight parties and other civil bodies to implement all necessary measures to tackle the issues of citizenship and proportional representation. Now the responsibility lies with the Madhesis to stop letting others taking undue advantage. Those spreading communal hatred against Pahadis are not the older Madhesi inhabitants of the tarai but fake “freedom fighters” who’ve infiltrated the border to take advanatage of their dual citizenship. This is going to harm Nepali Madhesis much more in the long run. Instead of voicing their legitimate demands through legitimate means, the movement is taking the path of violent communalism. Still, if the current movement opens the eyes of the Madhesis themselves about caste, faith and gender discrimination within their own community it may be a good thing. Social equality and justice is far more important than artificial national unity.
THE KATHMANDU POST Posted on: 2007-02-04
Home minister’s Resignation?
The perpetrators of violence and communalism in the name of the movement do not deserve to ask for the home minister’s resignation as a pre-requisite for the dialogue.
Never before had there been this much vandalization and communalism in the history of Nepal, and the HM is directly resposible for taking every measure to maintain law and order in the country.
Had the movement been peaceful, not only the HM, but the PM himself would have been morally responsible for the police atrocities. It was really wrongful to arrest the Madhesi activists in Kathmandu when they were peacefully burning the copies of the Interim Constitution.
It’s not only ridiculous but also suspicious that those resorting to terrorist acts like attacking the journalists, common people, goverment and police offices; vandalizing the ambulances, the HR bodies, and most of all, spreading communalism, are talking of morality and justice.
The PM, the government and all the major parties in the House should directly address the rightful demands of federalism and proportional representation raised not only by the Madhesis but by communities like the Limbuwans, the Khambuwans, the Tharus and others as well.
At the same time, the government should deal with an iron-hand with those perpetuating cowardice acts of terrorism and communalism.
NEPALI TIMES http://www.nepalitimes.com/
Issue #336 (16 February 07 – 22 February 07)
Sheetal Kumar makes valid points in ‘Acute hearing’ (Eyes Wide Shut, #335). The government should involve all sections of society through dialogue, interactions, and roundtable talks to decide what sort of federalism and proportional representation would be appropriate for Nepal.
Neglecting an agenda that was raised peacefully will only help extremists like the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum, and Jwala Singh’s group, whose only aim is to see their names in the headlines, and who will probably earn their living through maintaining terror and instability on both sides of the border.
The MJF’s demand for the resignation of the home minister is understandable to some extent, but many madhesis and pahadis believe that Krishna Prasad Sitoula’s resignation, instead of solving the problem, would jeopardise the peace process and upcoming CA polls.
THE KATHMANDU POST 05 March, 07
The political parties, the House, and the government should pay heed to the suggestions made by Yash Pal Ghai (“Parties have monopolized every sector”, Feb 26). Dr Alok Bohara, too, had raised similar concerns in the Kantipur daily (Magh 29 ) over the dangers of federalism based on ethnicity.
It has been widely acknowledged that what people actually want is equal treatment and representation regardless of their ethnic, economic, social, sectarian, or gender identity. This is more of an emotional issue of self-respect that is being manipulated by various forces due to insensitive handling by those in power.
As the whole nation is swayed by such rhetoric as regional autonomy, federalism, ethnic identity which are sensitive issues to the national integrity and communal harmony, the state must mobilize all its resources to inform the people on the pros and cons of every issue. It is good that albeit late, the government has started holding dialogue with different splinter groups including the national federation of the indigenous nationalities. The grievances of every group, no matter how small it is or how eccentric its demands are, must be heard.
NEPALI TIMES http://www.nepalitimes.com/
Issue #338 (02 March 07 – 08 March 07)
I’d congratulated the Charitrahin Chelis in your paper when they first appeared with their daring agenda four years ago. But then they just vanished into thin air. Their sudden comeback has been a little worrying, are they limiting their roles as anti-males, that too, by emulating the same self-destructive macho male image? When will they move away from this Freudian penis-envy? Their proposition of 50 percent representation in the house is certainly relevant and they are right in carrying out various shock-therapies on the pathologically sex-obsessed mindset of our society. But why pass such revolutionary resolutions through rounds of whisky and cigarettes in an underground midnight bhatti? Can’t they make an open declaration in broad daylight so the message is delivered to all sections of society, including that large percentage of their sisters who do not read papers? If they really wish to change the discriminatory and hypocritical attitude of the society they must play a consistent pro-active role, not just by venting off reactive outbursts once in a while.