Dacoits and thieves make it a point to loot while it is dark. They are at least honest in that they perform their dangerous acts after the sunset. Their honesty must be admired and thus they all deserve deep appreciation. After all they have charted a code of conduct and so far have abided by what they have committed. Wrong acts only after the sunset.
But what of the nefarious, illegal and immoral acts which are being committed by some “wrongly elevated and made distinguished” ones? How to name it?
Give it any name, immoral acts, if one commits; deserve condemnation from across the country. After all no Nepali national is above the law of the land and if he or she exceeds the limits or ignores the prevailing restricting regulations and yet act or perform activities that are solely illegal then he or she must be awarded penal actions in order to disseminate the information among the general population that edicts and set of laws still survive in this beleaguered nation.
A plethora of nasty events have happened since the advent of this republican order, to put it modestly. However, this should not mean that the order in itself is a deformed one but has been on the contrary defaced and made uglier due to some chaotic and treacherous events that have come to the public through the kind courtesy of some of the “ self styled- distinguished” Constituent Assembly members of Nepal.
Apart from several ad nauseating incidents, the fresh one which has come to light is not only thrilling but a hair raising one as well. Though it is a matter of Himalayan shame but yet the general population have been forced to gulp the bitter pill concluding that such events, albeit sad and humiliating ones, were bound to happen for certain obvious political reasons. What were the reasons perhaps need no more clarification as we take it for granted that the intelligent readers were themselves capable enough to assess the matter as to what had went wrong in the past.
When the beginning of the very beginning is bad then the end must end with a chaotic consequence which is what have begun entertaining the entire world unfortunately.
Nepal stands humiliated across the globe.
Ms. Gayatri Sah and Bishwa Nath Prasad Yadav, the two distinguished Nepal Constituent Assembly members have been found engaged in an activity that doesn’t demand from these high flying political personalities, if they were at all. But they did it and eventually put the country’s past name and fame, if remaining any, into the ocean of shame. Each and every Nepali national, mind it those who were non-political or at best practice political independence, remain in an aghast state concluding that how could such event take place in Nepal? But the quick answer to this question is that if the country’s politics remains itself in a corrupt state then such events are bound to happen because the shadow of corrupt politics follows those who practice politics or were engaged in acts of politics.
Quick money perhaps matter most now in today’s politics.
Gayatri Sah and Mr. Yadav, to be more precise, sold out their RED diplomatic passports at a staggering price to someone whom they should have not. Nor they were supposed to perform such a heinous crime that it is by all the standards of the laws of the land prevailing at the moment. They both misused the gravity of their current post.
The selling of RED passport privilege to the Nepalese CA members has raised several questions. The first being that why the Nepalese foreign ministry issued such a passport to the CA members under which criterions? Should this mean that anybody, tom, dick or harry, who is active in Nepali politics be awarded with such a prestigious document? There must be some standard practices, as is prevalent in the countries across the world, while awarding such documents to political stalwarts. As things have come to the open, the CA secretariat is to be held responsible for having recommended the Nepalese foreign ministry. The CA secretariat is the main villain. By extension, the CA Speaker must also be held accountable.
However, we understand that this issue will be shelved soon as is the practice in “republican Nepal”. Nothing substantial will be forthcoming. Thus Gayatri Sah and Mr. Yadav will beamingly come out from the police custody one fine morning as if nothing have had happened. All that happened was a “conspiracy”, perhaps this theory will be effectively disseminated.
To sum up, having said all these, wisdom would demand that Ms. Sah and Yadav be allowed to speak their mind. Justice demands that they be allowed to forward their personal explanations. But if found guilty then they both, together with others who may have made this a business to amass wealth, must be awarded stringent penal actions. If penalized then a strong message will go to the public that republican order too values the laws of the land.