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Nepal: Picking up the Pieces: Speaker Finally wakes up: Update No. 306

Note No. 733                                    Dated 05-Feb-2015

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Once the target date was missed, the media is full of criticism of all political leaders for their failure to produce a draft of the constitution within the self-imposed target date of 22nd January 2015.

Nepal: Promulgation of New Constitution: Dead line Missed- Update No. 305

Note No. 732              Dated 22-Jan-2015
 
By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan
 
As expected the dead line of Jan 22,  2015 for the promulgation of a new constitution is being missed.  The political parties refused to compromise and made little headway in drafting a new constitution.  One whole year was wasted.
 

Strengthening Peace Process through Track III Approaches in Nepal

Guest Column by Hari Bansh Jha

Paper No. 5859                                Dated 19-Jan-2015

In Nepal's history, the conflict that lasted for a decade between 1996 and 2006 proved most disastrous to the nation. Even after several years of the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Treaty in 2006, the nation is yet to return to normalcy.

Nepal: Political Parties Not Sincere in Adhering to the Deadline: Update No. 304

Note No. 730                                     Dated 30-Dec-2014

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

There appears to be no seriousness on the part of te political leaders to expedite the constitution drafting process. 

Though the dead line of January 22nd was a self-imposed one, it was one date on which all the political parties had expressed their commitment at the time of the elections for the second interim constitution. 

Nepal: Constitution Making: Slim Chance of adhering to the Deadline of January 22: Update No. 303

Note No. 729                                        Dated 12-Dec-2015
 
By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan.
 
It looks almost certain that the self-imposed deadline of 22nd January to get the new constitution ready cannot be adhered to.
 

Nepal: Spirit of the Constitution on Progressive Restructuring of States

Paper No. 5832                                  Dated 27-Nov-2014

Guest Column by Binit Kumar Jha

The main agenda of Jana Andolan-2 and Madhesh Aandolan about restructuring of the State was based on equality and the elimination of all forms of discrimination; fair, equal and effective representation in State institutions; secure citizenship; secular State; constitutional recognition of the diversity of cultures and languages; and self government through a federal type of autonomy established on language and ethnicity.

Nepal: NC-UML Proposal of Seven Provinces is “anti Madhesi”: Update No. 302

Note No. 727                                     Dated 12-Nov-2014

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

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