Diplomats concerned over ongoing political crisis in Nepal
Kathmandu: Chiefs of diplomatic missions stationed in Nepal, including India, Wednesday expressed concern over the prolonged political crisis in the country and its inability to institutionalise democratic achievements.
Speaking at an interaction programme organised by the Association of Political Science Students here, they stressed the need for forging national consensus and thereby seeking a solution to the constitutional complexities in the country.
Wishing for peace, sustainable democracy, political stability and economic prosperity in Nepal, they pledged support from their respective capacities to that end.
Indian Ambassador to Nepal Jayant Prasad said the task of institutionalising democracy was a great challenge for Nepal.
He also called for political parties to seek common ground on federalism, secularism, equal rights to all castes and communities and restructuring of the state.
Ambassador of the European Commission Delegation to Nepal Alexander Spachis said free election, guarantee of human rights, equal rights to all caste and communities, social service and political stability were essential for strengthening democracy in Nepal, according the state-run RSS news agency.
British Ambassador to Nepal John Tucknott expressed concern over absence of any elected representative body in Nepal and underlined the role of the parliament which is very crucial for balancing power in democracy.
Likewise, Norwegian Ambassador to Nepal Alf Arne Ramslien said understanding, mutual respect and help, unity, equal rights and political culture are the main mantra of democracy.
He said the political parties should act as per the spirit of the constitution.
Nepal`s constituent assembly had been dissolved earlier this year after failing to reach an agreement on a new Constitution.
Fresh elections are planned for November, but in the meantime Nepal is in a political vacuum.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- When Subramanian Swamy shocked people at a wedding!
- PM Modi speaks at Golden Jubilee celebrations of poet Dinkar’s works
- Mumbai: Diamond export company denies job to Muslim youth
- Vadodara: Policemen seen dancing with bar girls
- Coal scam: Naveen Jindal, Madhu Koda and others get bail
- One year of Modi govt: Arun Jaitley addresses press conference
- Mirage 2000 fighter jet landing was part of capability demonstration: IAF
- DNA: IAF Mirage 2000 fighter plane lands successfully on Yamuna expressway
- DNA: Osama documents show 'Indian brother in Madinah' financed al Qaeda
- Zee Media Exclusive: Kangana, Madhavan talk about their film 'Tanu Weds Manu Returns'
- ISIS executes Syrian fighter using anti-tank rocket launcher
- Zee Media Exclusive interview with Congress leader Kamal Nath
- DNA: Harmful chemicals found in Maggi, Nestle India still in denial mode
- Woman robbed at gunpoint inside Hyderabad ATM
- Columbia student takes rape-protest mattress to graduation
- Mumbai firm booked for denying Muslim MBA graduate job on religious grounds, probe ordered
- Jayalalithaa makes public appearance, meets Governor: As it happened
- New IPL rules could see Chennai Super Kings lose MS Dhoni
- `Piku` hits jackpot, does Rs 100 crore business worldwide
- Geelani's passport application incomplete, cannot be processed: MEA
- Lalu Yadav invites Jitan Ram Manjhi for joint fight against BJP, JD(U) upset
- IPL 2015, Qualifier 2: CSK vs RCB - As it happened...
- CBSE Class 10 Results 2015 may not be announced today
- India to soon have its own space shuttle!
- Kejriwal slams notification on LG's powers, says Modi running Delhi govt through back door
- WBBSE 10th Madhyamik Results 2015: West Bengal Board (wbbse.org & wbresults.nic.in) Class 10th Madhyamik Pariksha Results 2015 to be announced on May 22
- Don't know what will happen to my career, says Ranbir Kapoor
- Osama files show an "Indian brother in Madinah” financed al Qaeda
- Tanu Weds Manu Returns movie review: Brilliant execution, superb performance!
- Manohar Parrikar meets troops at Siachen base camp