August 22, 2009
Mr Kul Chandra Gautam
Former Dy Secretary General
United Nations Organization
Thanks a lot for your encouragement. If people fear to articulate such important things even at this penultimate hour, then they are destined to follow the fate of Yugoslavia. Therefore, it is incumbent on all of us who understand these things to articulate it rather forcefully.
Incidentally a few months back at the invitation of Rashtriay Jana Morcha I delivered a speech at Ratna Park on this very topic. I too am apprehensive of the bad things happening to me, but I am even prepared to accept the consequences in order to ensure that Nepal doesn’t disintegrate.
With best regards,
Ratna Sansar Shrestha
From: Kul Gautam [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, August 21, 2009 21:57
To: ratna sansar shrestha
Subject: FW: article on federalism
dear ratna sansarji,
i am glad you penned this article. it reflects the feelings of many people from all communities who fear to express such views because they will be seen as being politically incorrect "pratigami" by dominant political parties and hyper-charged ethnic activists.
i hope the genuine concerns expressed in the article will be debated and disseminated widely, not just by a fringe party like janamorcha, but by major parties and responsible leaders.
my hats off to you for being courageous in speaking your genuine concerns.
Kul Chandra Gautam
Subject: Fw: My article on federalism
Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 09:41:09 +0545
Nagarik has published the attached article in its today's edition. I am forwarding it to you in case you have yet to read it.