Senior Journalist, Nepal/Chief Ed. Gorkha Express
A change for sure should represent the people’s hopes and aspirations. The champions of such a change do not enjoy the licence to indulge in criminal activities. A change definitely is a reform for the better. In the name of bringing about reforms in the society, the one who shields criminal acts can also be equally taken as a criminal whether it is Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala, Jhal Nath Khanal or Prachanda.
Give it any name, whether it is in the name of equity or justice, crime remains always a crime. It doesn’t and shouldn’t change. It never changes.
Those who encourage crime can’t change the society. Those who in the name of overthrowing the feudal order remain themselves engaged later in acts of hegemony, pre-emptory practices, and tyranny finally have a chaotic end simply because the people at large always reject the prevalence despotism practices.
In the present context of freedom prevailing in the entire world, to run a dictatorship, or even to think of it, could be an act equivalent to the ruination of one’s own country.
Be it known to all and sundry.
Those who bow down to the sovereign people elevate their stature but it is never the other way round.
Senior Journalist, Nepal, in the Himalaya Times daily, April 19, 2012.