Thousands of people were waiting so fervently to have new constitution after having long wait. Those who had not electricity power at that time were listening FM radio. It was quite exciting and sentimental moments for all the Nepali citizens who wanted to have their new constitution in newly reformed country. Clock moved in its own time and way, when the time passed ahead towards 12.00 at mid night of 27th May, everybody took gloomy breath when their long waited dream got sliced as the state declared of dissolving the current constituent assembly and state goes for the new election.
Nepal very small in area-wise is really big and diversified in terms of caste, ethnicity, language, religion and culture. Country was being comforted as the peace process after 10th years Maoist armed conflict was going on though the speed was slower. Now the peace once again went back as our political parties and our leader failed to address people’s wish to get new constitution of democratic republic of Nepal on given time on appropriate and respectful manner.
It was 4th year of constituent assembly, the huge and powerful body of 601 members. They were the centre of people’s hope. 2 years was the given time to make new constituent but they extended every time when the given time was about to be ended. Thus, 2 years moved extra more 2 years but we people still remained empty hand but full of worries and uncertainty.
Lots of hopes were alive till the constituent assembly was there. We women were as happy as new constituent had passed the bills of many important women related issues such as, citizenship by the name of mother and parental property rights. But all those essential issues has now been glaring us from the small hole of dustbin or some important pages has been becoming a means of packaging in many shops. Likewise, many other crucial issues were written and passed by the assembly meeting but at last, all those were gone where those things were before.
Sustainability is affected by many factors. We need gender equity, gender balance, and gender justice, good policy to tackle the climatic change and to save greenery. Similarly, education, rights on own reproductive health, women rights, child rights etcetera. Here, my country’s present situation has taught me a lot and now I say “without stable political situation we cannot even imagine of sustainability.”
At last, I keep hope and I wish that Rio 20 will feel my voice and can deliver all over the world that, ” very first need for sustainable development is each country should have very good political situation otherwise all the efforts get lost and meaningless.”
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