Stories By 'YOGENDRA P PANERU'
The Maoists had raised the demand that a new constitution be written by an elected Constituent Assembly (CA) during the decade-long civil war. Last year, this demand was fulfilled with the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal that guarantees democracy and federalism.
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Truth, mercy, justice, and well-being are the essential components for reconciliation in a post-conflict society. Hence, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) is established in post-conflict nations to restore justice and promote reconciliation.
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Nepal pushed the constitution through in September despite the agitation in Madhes. The statute has ended a centuries-old feudal system and established the three pillars of modern democracy: federalism, protection of individual rights and the concept of civil society. Nepal is the first country in South Asia to guarantee lesbian and gay rights, 33 percent reservation for women in Parliament and an advanced proportional representative system that fairly addresses the weakness of majoritarian democracy.
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Despite dissatisfactions of minority groups, including the Madhesi and Tharu communities, the mainstream political parties are saying that an imperfect constitution is better than nothing.
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Modern democracy remains steadfast in societies once it’s three inventions—federalism, protection of individual rights
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Nepal’s peace process can be interpreted in positive and negative terms. The current absence of violence is short-term peace
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