Editorial: Prolong Political Crisis

Editorial: Prolong Political Crisis

Dec. 13, 2015, 5:45 p.m. Published in Magazine Issue: Vol:09, No 11, December 11, 2015 (Mangsir 25, 2071

Almost three months have passed since the promulgation of the new constitution and formation of the new government, but Nepal’s political crisis, which has deeply divided the nation, shows no signs of ending. Despite its 250 years of history as a nation, Nepal is yet to mature in dealing with its neighbors and friends. As Madheshis and leaders of three major political parties still harbor differences, a long-term political solution is not in sight. Nepal's present internal political crisis and deteriorating relations with India reflects its immaturity. Nothing has changed in terms of the country's apparatuses; so we cannot expect much change in the current political scenario. Although ruling parties are tabling the constitutional amendment bill, it is unlikely to address the current crisis. Given the present uncertain political scenario, we are neither too optimistic nor too pessimistic about the country’s prospects. As politics goes as usual, we have decided to cover Violence against Women as our cover story. Although Nepal has gone through a series of political instability, the country has made a tremendous progress in reducing the violence against women. Thanks to the efforts of various donor agencies, government agencies and other civil society organizations, Nepal’s progress in this front has been remarkable. Along with this issue, we have also covered the state of post earthquake reconstruction. Other contemporary issues and stories are also included in this edition.

 

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