Autocracy in The Name of Democracy


The irresponsible attitude of the leaders of responsible political parties has polluted all the sectors, writes Rahashya weekly in its editorial. The latest and burning example of this is the boycott of the Court by the Nepal Bar Association. The Association, which is highly influenced by the (political) parties, even attempted to perform non-cooperation to the Court. This is unfortunate.

The journalism sector, which is known as the fourth estate, has also been polluted. A section of human right activists are running after the political parties like political activists. Likewise, the so-called leaders of civil society are doing the same. They are creating a mess of the definitions of human rights, democracy and freedom. The state should be able to punish those who are running behind wrong thinking. Otherwise, the name of democracy will be changed to autocracy and democracy will be ended.

The boycott campaign of the seven political parties has not only irritated the citizens in the metropolis but also surprised the international community, reports Rahashya weekly. Even the UK Ambassador, Bloomfield, has indirectly advised the seven agitating parties to take part in polls by saying that polls are the movement of democracy.

According to him, creating doubt about free and fair polls prior to the polls is undemocratic.

Whatever efforts are made to disturb the upcoming polls by the seven political parties and the Maoists, they will be unsuccessful. The government is committed to conducting polls and is strengthening security in the municipalities.

A reliable source disclosed that a foreign country has provided a huge amount of money to the seven agitating parties to help their agitation succeed, Hindu weekly reports.

This was disclosed by a leader of one of the agitating parties, to one of his relatives.

Recently, the attendance of people at mass meetings has declined and to create a show of support, the agitating parties are bringing people from other parts of the country. These political leaders and Maoists are continuing agitation against the government and also creating trouble within the country using foreign money and foreign guidance.

Nepal is on the eve of polls. Within 28 days, municipal polls are to take place in 58 municipals. After February 1, 2005, the security situation began to improve and so elections have become possible, writes Hindu weekly in its editorial.

The Election Commission is committed to conducting polls in a free and fair manner. Those who are afraid of the polls are trying to disturb them and terrorize the local people.

All the political parties and communities should participate in the polls, discarding foreign guidance and working for the betterment of Nepal. We have to pave the way through polls. In fact, this is the wish of the Nepalese people. They want to see peace, not violence and conflict. with a strong security network, foreign elements cannot create any conspiracy against our nation.

The seven agitating parties have the aim of taking away the people’s rights, by developing a seven-member common networking. That networking will try to capture the people’s right within them, reports Rooprekha weekly.

As per the commitment and wish of the King, the municipal polls are going to take place on 8 February and people are eager to participate in the polls. At the same time, the seven parties are campaign against electing the people’s representatives.

The People’s Right, which is secured by the Constitution, has been violated by the political parties for several years. Nepalese people have a strong belief in Constitutional Monarchy and multiparty democracy, against that, the agitating parties, without the people’s consent, have put forward different demands against the peoples’ wish for peace and security and rule by elected representatives.