During the Panchey days, it was a badge of honor for our netas of today to be in prison for being courageous enough to fight against the system. They did suffer a lot and were always in danger of being killed by the state. Today, the story is different. We, the people, cannot speak against the same honest netas of yesterday who are now corrupt savages. Instead, when our courts send our netas to prison, our cadres go crazy as if we were sending an honest and respectable person to prison. And when our netas are released, our cadres go crazy once again as if one of our own had gone to mars and have come back home as a hero.
Few days ago, a person claiming to belong to ‘banned’ communist party called me for some monetary assistance for his party. He had misunderstood me for a manpower supplier to foreign countries. I said that he was calling a wrong number. A follow up to that call has not arrived yet. But this is the indication of the fact that threat looms large in Nepali society and that Nepal needs to formulate a pragmatic and stringent policies and programs to curb rogue elements’ activities by investigating into the root causes of the problems.
KATHMANDU, July 22: As informal negotiations by the senior leaders of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) have failed to bring the outlawed Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal anywhere closer to the negotiating table, the government has continued its offensive against the outfit.
KATHMANDU, March 13: The government on Tuesday outlawed the ‘political activities’ of the semi-underground Communist Party of Nepal led by Netra Bikram Chand, signaling a crackdown on ongoing extortions and bombings by the group in various parts of the country.
BEIJING, Feb 24: China plans to “optimize” the spread of its controversial Confucius Institutes, the government said, institutions to promote Chinese language and culture that have been criticized by some for spreading Communist Party influence.