"It is time to move beyond the idea of political stability to the idea of constitutional stability." Prime Minister KP Oli's move to dissolve Parliament has unleashed a phase of political uncertainty which could devour more than the legislative body. Oli's political endgame is not clear; it has brought into play internal political conflict, foreign actors and forces that are … [Read more...] about Time to rewrite the constitution
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When the Nepal Communist Party–Unified Marxist Leninist (NCP–UML) and NCP–Maoist Centre (NCP–MC) officially merged in May 2018 after an initial electoral alliance and a massive success, Nepal's political future felt promising. With an almost two-thirds majority in the federal parliament, the NCP had made the strongest government in decades. The party's sympathizers as well as … [Read more...] about A Coup against the Constitution
Photo: Pixabay When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, thousands of Nepali migrant workers working in India returned home to be with their families during the challenging time. After exhausting their savings and sensing limited to no employment opportunities in their home country, they have now begun returning to India, with better hopes for jobs there. On a completely different … [Read more...] about Nepal-India border dynamics
Nepal government imposed a lockdown in March due to the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic. This also resulted in Nepal closing its border with India for human movement but remained open for consignments and shipments transport. The pandemic has inevitably brought many difficulties in all spheres of life from macro-economic degradation to social problems. Similarly, one of the … [Read more...] about The Looming Food Crisis
Who is Sarita Giri? Sarita Giri has been in political talks over the past couple of weeks. In an effort to retaliate India's unilateral construction of trade link road via Lipulekh, the Oli government issued a new political map and decided to amend the constitution, and since then, Sarita Giri has been expressing controversial statements. Doing so has brought her under … [Read more...] about Why are the Nepali politicians afraid of Sarita Giri?