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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)

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.

Nepal: Two Third Majority for Oli has not worked:

Paper No. 6420 .  Dated  5-April-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

Nepal: Oli Should Take stern Action Against Chand Group despite opposition from Within:

Paper No. 6409             Dated 15-Mar-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

Kathmandu witnessed another major explosion again by the Chand Group on 12th March and the Oli Government which was dilly dallying in taking any decisive action was forced to act.  The same day, Prime Minister Oli in one of his meetings declared that the Government considers the Nepal Communist Party led by Netra Bikram Chand as a criminal group and that all its activities will  be banned.

Nepal: Violent Incidents By Chand Group Should Not be taken Lightly.

Paper No. 6502          Dated 1-Mar-2019

By S.Chandrasekharan

On 22 night February, a major explosion took place at Kathmandu and at many other districts the mobile cell towers of Ncell were torched simultaneously. The explosion near gate of N Cell Headquarters at Naakhu in Lalitpur, Kathmandu took the life of one person and injured two other women who were standing nearby. 

Several N Cell towers  in 12 other districts that included Achham, Kanchanpur, NawalParasi, Nuwakot, Gorkha, Karki and Myagdi were torched.

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