Bahudal Byabastha” Interpreted

The villagers of a rural district in of East Nepal have their own interpretations of what the multi party system of government (bahudal byabastha) is and is not.

After the April proclamation which announced the multi-party system, hundreds of thousands celebrated on urban streets. In rural Nepal, far from the political centre of Kathmandu, the celebration was more subdued, and the impact of freedom, and all its implications, more slowly digested.

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