Maoists leader Prachanda (right) congratulates newly elected President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav in Kathmandu on Monday. Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai looks on. Photo: AFP
Nepali Congress (NC) General Secretary candidate Dr. Ram Baran Yadav has become the first president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, securing a comfortable majority in the presidential run-off held on Monday, July 22, 2008. Constituent Assembly (CA) chairman K. B. Gurung announced in the CA meeting this evening that Dr. Yadav had been elected president by a simple majority.
Dr Yadav, gained 308 out of 590 votes on Monday’s presidential run-off, while his opponent Maoist-backed Ram Raja Prasad Singh got 282 votes. Yadav was supported by CPN (UML), Madhesi Janadhikar Forum, CPN (ML), Rastriya Prajatantra Party, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party, CPN (United), Rastriya Janamorcha, Rastriya Janashakti Party and a few other fringe parties.The 61-year-old president elect hails from Dhanusha district and was the general secretary of the Congress party. Read the rest of this entry »
Sangesh, one of our writers has been regularly writing for Hamroawaaz.com. In this article he shares the fact of food shortages which is in Nepal. The fact that even the Nepalese people don’t know and how the international media has been covering this fact about Nepal. The report by Charles Haviland from BBC did not write this on assumption.
|People lining up for voting at one of the polling station in Kathmandu|
Amid all the rumors, speculations and street talking, the Constitutional Assembly Election in Nepal has finally taken off. Today our country has started the voting process to decide the future of Nepal and the future of the people who will be ruling the country.
Former US President Jimmy Carter, in the course of observing a polling center in a Patan constituency no. 3, termed today’s election as a “ground-breaking event“.
Though the Himalayan Range of mountains separates Nepal and Tibet, the neighbor of Nepal is China, not Tibet. In recent days, there has been a protest in Nepal, the protests being for making Tibet the neighbor of Nepal – the autonomous region. Yes, Tibetans have been protesting for a long time since they have been imposed a rule by china in 1984 and the Tibet is non a part of China (Tibet was already an independent state until China took it over in 1984 in dishonest manner). And as usual, many Tibetans are staying mainly in Nepal and India as refugee.
It is a time for sports in China – Olympic but Tibet has not been lightened by the Olympic fire, but the fire of violence. Protesters have been able to gain attention of outer world and now protests have scaled to the top.
There has been a series of news in Media about the series of protests in Nepal by Tibetans Refugees & use of excessive force by Nepalese Government. Friday 28th March 2008, some refugee student tried to enter the UN premises illegally (about 18 protesting Tibetans exiles have scaled the walls of the UN Compound in Pulchowk, Lalitpur) when the Nepalese authority stopped them from entering through the main gate. And scenes of running and chasing were seen in the street. These types of incident (Protest of Tibetans & Use of force by Nepal Police) are happening everyday. Government is using excessive force over the peaceful protest of Tibetans in Kathmandu. Nepalese authority have been trying to justify their action by mentioning that Nepal wouldn’t tolerate Anti-Chinese feelings in Nepalese land and also stated that the refugee went against the Refugee convention 1951 (?). But, it is not realistic to believe in the authorities’ view, as the whole International community is protesting against the suppression by the Chinese authority. Read the rest of this entry »
We would like to share an article written at his blog.
I was going through BBC news and found this topic “Nepal action on Tibet ‘excessive‘” and it is true if you see some youtube.com videos where you can see protesters with blood, Nepalese police using excessive force against the protesters. In this same news there is the following line,
“How can a government that came to power on a wave of public protests against an authoritarian regime, justify crushing peaceful protests by Tibetans?”
To read the whole article please go here.