Quandary in Nepal: A Conflict Perspective
Keywords:Quandary, Conflict, Republic
This article, under the theoretical parasol of conflict perspective, converses on veracities of current Nepal, rising conflicts, paradigm shifts and deepening crisis amidst the proposed constituent assembly elections. It is astringent veracity that after the successful movement of 2006 and the country being on the threshold of constituent assembly elections, in the present, the major segments of precautious civil society and commoners are questioning the validity of politics, operation pattern of political parties, and the distribution of rights and scarce resources among the elites rather than among masses. I argue that the more, practices of dominant ruling elite segments and their fraternal organizations are creating alienative disposition from the grievances of commoners , the more is the deepening crisis and more civil society, common public becoming aware of their true collective interest by communicating their grievances to each other and questioning the validity of activities of dominant ruling elites. Yet the ruling elites, their actions, words and promises remains more a rhetoric and moribund in Nepal and may prove a nightmare if ongoing conflicts are left unresolved.
Himalayan Journal of Sociology and Anthropology Vol.III, Sept. 2008 p. 73-85