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Nepal:The Fall of Ex Speaker -Mighty Mahara-

Paper No. 6504                 Dated 9-Oct-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan:

Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Speaker of Parliament who had by then resigned and a top leader of the Nepal Communist Party was arrested by the Police on an arrest warrant issued by the District Court Kathmandu.

The arrest was the result of a formal complaint by an employee of the Parliament Secretariat Roshani Shahi that she was sexually molested and raped by the Speaker on 29th September when he visited her house.

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Nepal: Dahal and the Peace Process:

Paper No. 6500                Dated 30-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 26th September, in an usual note of contrition in a programme organized by the Human Rights Commission P.K. Dahal Co-Chairman of the Ruling Neal Communist Party declared to the people that he “takes responsibility for all the positive and negative implications of the insurgency.”  Will that mean that he takes full responsibility for the inordinate delay in the transitional justice also?

Nepal: Some Concerns about Oli’s Government:

Paper No. 6491              Dated 10-Sept-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Despite an overwhelming majority, Oli’s Government has not been able to perform satisfactorily and the reasons seem to be many but many point out that it is the individual style of working of Oli that creates problems for Oli and for his colleagues who are more interested in strengthening their positions vis a vis the party.

Nepal: Province No. 2 Decides to go to Court over Centre-State Relations.

Paper No. 6581 .           Dated 12-Aug-2019

By Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan.

In an unprecedented move, Province No. 2 consisting mainly of the Terai districts has decided to take the legal route in its dispute over the Federal-State Relations.

Nepal: PM Oli’s Many Challenges:

Paper No. 6562                 Dated 12-July-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

Despite having an overwhelming majority in the House, Prime Minister Oli appears to be facing many challenges-

The breakaway faction of the Maoists led by Netra Bikram Chand continues to be active and is gaining ground.

The Trigger happy Police force supported by his Home Minister appear to be a law unto themselves. 

Bills are being introduced without proper scrutiny or adequate preparation for implementation. 

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Nepal: The Guthi Bill and Lessons Learnt: Brute Majority is not Enough!

Paper No. 6555                   Dated   28- June- 2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

The Controversial Guthi Bill, its abrupt withdrawal from the Parliament and subsequent massive but disciplined demonstration against the Government’s attempt to nationalize Guthis should be a good lesson for Oli Government. 

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)

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