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Nepal: Xi Jinping’s Visit:Looking for Strategic Partnership?

Paper No. 6506               Dated . 18-Oct-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

Xi Jinping , President of China visited Nepal on his way back from Mamallapuram for two days from 12th October.

Prime Minister Oli in his twitter message described the visit as “immensely successful”. On the other hand, the Chinese side would have been disappointed that they could not get Nepal sign the extradition treaty on which they were very keen.

Nepal: Dahal and the Peace Process:

Paper No. 6500                Dated 30-Sep-2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan

On 26th September, in an usual note of contrition in a programme organized by the Human Rights Commission P.K. Dahal Co-Chairman of the Ruling Neal Communist Party declared to the people that he “takes responsibility for all the positive and negative implications of the insurgency.”  Will that mean that he takes full responsibility for the inordinate delay in the transitional justice also?

Nepal: Province No. 2 Decides to go to Court over Centre-State Relations.

Paper No. 6581 .           Dated 12-Aug-2019

By Dr.  S. Chandrasekharan.

In an unprecedented move, Province No. 2 consisting mainly of the Terai districts has decided to take the legal route in its dispute over the Federal-State Relations.

Nepal: The Guthi Bill and Lessons Learnt: Brute Majority is not Enough!

Paper No. 6555                   Dated   28- June- 2019

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan.

The Controversial Guthi Bill, its abrupt withdrawal from the Parliament and subsequent massive but disciplined demonstration against the Government’s attempt to nationalize Guthis should be a good lesson for Oli Government. 

Nepal: “ A Summer of Protests”- Does PM Oli care?

Paper No. 6551                Dated 15-June-2019

By Dr. S.Chandrasekharan

This summer, Nepal is seen to be witnessing protests on various issues all of the Government’s own making.

 The first was the Media Council Bill which is still attracting a large number of protests. There has been no attempt by the government to explain the Government’s stand! (We have a paper on this)

Nepal: Federal and State Governments on a Collision Course:

Paper No. 6534 .         Dated 30- April-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

It was in September 2015 that a federal Constitution was implemented with three tiers of administration- at the local level- the provincial level and at the federal level. 

Nepal: Delaying and Obstructive Tactics in Transitional Justice:

Paper No.6528              Dated 21-April-2019

By S. Chandrasekharan

In the Human Rights Council at Geneva last month, Pradip Gyawali the Foreign Minister of Nepal made a grandiose statement that the transitional justice laws of Nepal will be amended as guided by the CPA (Comprehensive Peace Agreement), the Supreme Court Directives and international Commitments.  He also gave an assurance to the Council that there will be no blanket amnesty.

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