In Nepal : Are we really seeking Freedom ?

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Originally Posted @ anuj.liberty.me

Nepal has a history of series of revolutionary fights for the freedom. We have experienced various changes in rule and governance. We fought against the Rana Regime . A sort of Democracy was obtained in 1951 which was robbed again by King Mahendra and started Panchayat system (1962) in Nepal. In 1990 “People’s Movement I” brought an end to absolute monarchy and the beginning of constitutional democracy elininating Panchayat System. After undergoing a decade of civil war , in 2006, “People’s Movement II” ended up the monarchy and a run for the “Constitution Assembly” started up. We have already surpass “Constitutional Assembly I ” and the “Constitution Assembly II” is in action.

What have been Nepali people expecting from these changes in governance for so many decades is only the Freedom. But are we Nepali actually seeking Freedom? Being a Libertarian, I do not think we have been searching for freedom these many years. From my prospect we have been fighting to hand over our freedom to some middleman called as politicians in the form of government.

We have expected long these decades for the government to make good policies for the national development and prosperity. We have fought to send our representatives who will be in the government to care for us and feed for us. We have long been fighting by our lives to surrender our life to a third party who will be making the plans and policy to how to run our business and living.  Some third party guides us which way to walk, what communication to use, what education to receive, what health services to use, what we plant in our farm, what business we do, what achievement we receive. Is that what is called Freedom for Nepali ? Are we really expecting freedom or are we expecting our freedom to be robbed?

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Rule of Law : Will the dream come true?

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After the failure of “Constitutional Assembly I”, Nepal completed its “Constitution Assembly Election II” on Nov 19, 013. The vote obtained in this election is drastically different from that in the previous election, most likely because of the failure of previous Constitutional Assembly. Nepal has already tried various Constitution and various governance so far, after the end of the domination of Ranas in 1950, when King Tribhuwan declared “Democracy” for the first time in Nepal.

The term “Revolution” may indicate to a great cause and change in other parts of globe, but in Nepal it has already been an ordinary term with lots revolution and changes of rule and governance. Looking back to the two decades in Nepal, the government has changed the number of times as the number of years have past. At present Nepal is a Democratic republic country, which is preparing to be federal in few years along with the formation of new constitution in Nepal. The political inconsistency of back few decades and insolvency of the present have brought some political awareness in people up to some extent and still its much below the need. The industries are subsequently closing and/or migrating, unemployment is increasing, living has become fearful, and compulsory charity demand from the goons and political parties have badly impacted the life and freedom of people causing skilled  and capable manpower to drain abroad.

However there are some more issues that constantly strike to my mind. I expect one day the “Constitution” will be formed. And on that day, will there be the “Rule of Law”? Will every citizen be subject to law? Or there still prevail a special grading of citizen in reference to the approach in government. Will a minister get the same punishment as a common man when they both commit the same crime. Will the country be free of the threatens of the leaders of Political Parties? How can we imagine those threateners to contribute to form the “Constitution” of the country where they themselves will be bound to law.? Are they fools to end up their corrupting power themselves? Or are we fools to believe them to do so?

Every day different kinds of threatens are being heard from the various political parties in the name of maintaining the peace and formation of Constitution. Alliance of Major parties have made the “Interim Constitution” a doll and amend it upto 4-5 times a year. Leaders are playing with the law in the name of making law.

But Nepalese people are waiting for the answer of their question : Rule of law: Will the dream come true?

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