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    India-Nepal Dialogue on Nepal and India: Exploring New Vistas
    India-Nepal Dialogue on Nepal and India: Exploring New Vistas
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    Respected Chairperson, Distinguished and honorable members of the panel, Excellencies, Dear friends, Good Evening! 1. We are gathered here to engage in a very promising and seminal discussion on pertinent themes related to Nepal and India. It is an honor to be amidst such an eminent group of people both in the dais as well as in the audience who have contributed widely towards strengthening Nepal-India relations at various fronts. So, at the outset, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the organizers of this India-Nepal Dialogue for providing me this opportunity to share my thoughts on a theme that is immensely relevant to the politics and people of both Nepal and India. 2. The topic “Inclusive Democracy: Experiences of India and Nepal” provides an opening for us to reflect upon the democratic trajectory of both these nations. India has had a rich history of engaging with democratic principles and institutions, making itself known today as the largest and one of the most vibrant democracies in the world. The people of Nepal too have fought relentlessly for several decades against autocratic regimes; albeit our quest for institutionalization of a democratic republic has been realized rather late. Nevertheless, a maturing democracy and an infant republic have much to share with each other regarding the lessons to be learnt and the answers that need to be sought. 3. Today, democracy has acquired universal sanction and attribution as the desirable system of rule or governance. Yet, there is no certainty or agreement about the specific components or processes of democracy. Therefore, it is not surprising that some of the core controversies of politics and political theory continue to revolve around the question of what does it mean to make our democracy more democratic. Particularly, the crises that representative democracies the world over are facing is indeed very disconcerting. On the one hand, you have increasing socio-economic inequalities and political crises brewing within liberal democracies. On the other hand, there are socialist systems that tend to constrict basic political rights and freedoms in the name of addressing the socio-economic domains. Therefore, I think, it has become imperative to indulge in a thought-provoking discussion about striving for a democracy that is superior to these conventional models of democracy. 4. I would primarily like...

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