Nepal Institute or Strategic Studies (NISS ) is gravely concerned about the deteriorating health condition of senior doctor Govinda KC’s who is unto-fast on to death “Satyagraha” movement , for his firm apprehension toward Government’s reluctance for the inaction of the assured agreements on his past demands ; however a dialogue committee was promptly formed during the initial stage of his present hunger strike as a face saver of alleged apathetic governance, but no progress has been observed till the seventeenth day ( today ).
The institution feels that either the concerning authority would have persuaded the difficulty in implementing before Dr KC would begin any hunger strike or taken a proactive measures in pursuance without any further delay . The institution poses a view that correctness in decision is vital for positive sentiment of the common people in the field of medicine which is far more important than any other basic living necessities and preventable dilly dallying and negligence, however deemed as unavoidable , in addressing his demands will only create further dismay . Corruption in medical field like other fields is rampant in our country that needs to be stopped for the wellbeing of the common people.
The institution is astounded with the government for not keeping in view the gravity of individual’s exceptional dedication as a national hero, who is seeking an early endorsement of the Health Profession Education (HPE) Bill, through his Satyagraha and proper attention is asked for without wasting any minute of time, otherwise a heavy price will be paid on the part of government for the degree of their alleged insensitivity.
Date: 10 Aug 2017
The Nepal Institute for Strategic Studies has drawn its attention to new developments in South Asian region near our border; especially about the standoff at Doklam Tri Junction, a border point between China and Bhutan , also borders Sikkim sector of India which was demarcated in 1890 and the unrest in Darjeeling District of West Bengal State for a long cherished demand of Gorkhaland state within the Republic of India (ROI) by the Nepalese language speaking community.
The institute will not further elaborate on the cause and speculate the effect of the border tension, however fears that unaddressed escalation of such tension at border might emerge into a conflict that affects the security and stability of the entire region. The institute deplores the undesired provocative media coverage of any form and design that impairs the peaceful process and opines that it can be resolved with the existing mechanism of the past agreements between the countries involved. NISS also notes with regret that neighboring countries like Bhutan and China do not have diplomatic relations which could have helped to defuse the crisis like this.
As far as the demand of Gorkhaland is concerned, the institute is confident that the progression and approach would be adopted with the constitutional arrangement of ROI for a quick settlement of the problem upholding the human rights. As a neighboring country and the common language with the party involved it is our desire that unnecessary loss of human lives is regrettable and we should provide humanitarian assistance as and when required.
Date: 24 July 2017