Nepal’s political crisis reminds me of George Orwell’s famous analogous novel ‘Animal Farm’ in which the animals of a farm rid themselves of human rulers only to dissolve in dissension themselves. Nepal may very well have been able to free itself from the rule of the monarchy, yet it still has a long way to go if it has any hopes of successfully establishing a democracy.
Issues regarding the rights of various ethnic groups in the country are very real and therefore must be addressed in a sensible and mature manner. Decisions must be made while taking into consideration the perspectives of all political parties as well as the needs and sentiments of the public. Since democratic rule in Nepal is still in its most nascent stages, the risk of opportunistic leaders disrupting the whole process in order to satisfy their own vested interests is very high.
Siddharth Bijukchhe Nepal