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7,000 Martyrs: A Maoist Farce

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Cabinet declares 7000 as martyrs NepalNews "The cabinet has declared people killed during the Maoist struggle as martyr of people's war, those killed in people's movement-II as martyrs of people's movement and people killed during the Madhesh movement as martyrs of Madhesh movement"This is ridiculous. People killed in a civil war are not martyrs. Their deaths are tragic, but they are not martyrs. The Maoist violence lasting 10 years was stupidity. It was wrong. That violence can not be lumped with the three nonviolent revolutions of April 2006, January-February 2007, and February 2008. The April Revolution was not the Nepali people condoning the Maoists' stupid civil war. It was the Nepali people saying no to that violence.

This declaration also puts the peace process into a serious jeopardy. The Nepal Army is now going to want to know if their soldiers killed during the 10 years were also martyrs or what.

The only good news in this decision is that it does not…

National Coalition Against Racial Discrimination: Proposed Constitution

THE MODEL CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL, 2009

Publisher National Coalition Against Racial Discrimination (NCARD)
Kathmandu, Anamnagar
THE MODEL CONSTITUTION OF THE FEDERAL DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF NEPAL, 2009
First issue: 10,000 copies
Edition: 2009
All rights reserved: Publisher National Coalition Against Racial Discrimination

How the Model Constitution has been prepared
The present Model Constitution is an exercise of the framing of a constitution for the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. It has no legal status, and yet the process through which it has been prepared as a model constitution does have political status and importance in many respects. With this very edifice and faith, this material has been published so that it would reach all.
In substance, the representatives who participated as members in the model constituent assembly organized in Kharipati of Bhaktapur from Baishalh 28 to Jestha 10, 2065 deserve the entire credit for this.
A total of 9…