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Nepal: “ A Summer of Protests”- Does PM Oli care?

Paper No. 6551                Dated 15-June-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

This summer, Nepal is seen to be witnessing protests on various issues all of the Government’s own making.

 The first was the Media Council Bill which is still attracting a large number of protests. There has been no attempt by the government to explain the Government’s stand! (We have a paper on this)

Nepal: Dahal in a hurry to Get PM’s Post:

Paper No. 6548                Dated 6-June-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 16th May  2018, K.P.Oli head of the UML and P.K.Dahal head of the Maoists entered into an agreement to merge the two parties into one- to be called the Nepal Communist Party. 

Of the five points in the agreement, the fourth point was that the chairs of the two groups will lead the Government on the basis of equality for an equal period.

Nepal: Explosions in Kathmandu By Chand Group: Not to be taken Lightly

Paper No. 6545                     Dated 29-May-2019

By Dr. S. Chandraekharan/

On 26th May, a day prior to their declared hartal, a series of blasts by the Chand group in Kathmandu and its environs should be an eye opener to the Oli administration that soft options have not worked despite a sympathetic approach by some of his erstwhile Maoist colleagues. 

Nepal: The New Media Council Bill: Much Ado about Nothing

Paper No. 6541 .        Dated .    14-May-3019

By Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan

The Oli Government has just introduced a new Media Council Bill replacing the old Press Council Act.

Nepal: Dahal Threatens to take over Madhesi Province No. 2: Not So Easy!

Paper No. 6537       Dated  6-May-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Nepal: Federal and State Governments on a Collision Course:

Paper No. 6534 .         Dated 30- April-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

It was in September 2015 that a federal Constitution was implemented with three tiers of administration- at the local level- the provincial level and at the federal level. 

Nepal: Delaying and Obstructive Tactics in Transitional Justice:

Paper No.6528              Dated 21-April-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

In the Human Rights Council at Geneva last month, Pradip Gyawali the Foreign Minister of Nepal made a grandiose statement that the transitional justice laws of Nepal will be amended as guided by the CPA (Comprehensive Peace Agreement), the Supreme Court Directives and international Commitments.  He also gave an assurance to the Council that there will be no blanket amnesty.

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