46.9% of the people say that they don't trust what the prime minister says  51.7% of the people are in favor of declaring Nepal a Hindu state  44.3% say that the country is moving in the wrong direction 63 % of people say that they are not interested in politics

The fault lines of civil society

May 7, 2020 17:05 pm

Debate on civil society has arisen in the midst of Covid-19 crisis and at the height of political conflict in the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) which does not need to be elaborated here for the obvious reasons. The debate however, once again, is centered on who the ‘civil society’ in Nepal is. The predominant view with regard to civil society is such that it is an independent sphere having capacity to create counterbalance to the state and market (also with the power of the Church in the Christian West few centuries ago) which, in turn, would work to uphold ‘voices of the voiceless’ and facilitate with appropriate agencies in fulfilling their concerns.