It was another episode of lavish marriage which many Nepalese can only dream. Millions of Nepalese are dying of hunger while the chief of army is able to celebrate his daughter's wedding in a grand style. Pyar Jung Thapa's daughter was able to make it big, thanks to her father's success in the country. Kantipur writes:
The CoAS received the marriage procession, which began from the Soaltee Hotel, at the Hanumanthan Temple, Kupondol at around 4:45 pm before the procession reached Shashi Bhawan. Thapa received the groom — Yub Raj Pratap Sing Rawa, from an Indian royal family of Baroda, Gujrat, India– with garland. During the brief ceremony at the temple, the vehicles coming from Tripureshwore and Jawalakhel were stopped for five minutes.
How is it possible for an army chief to give such a grand marriage ceremony? It is a matter of debate and investigation. However, I am not concerned with the wedding being a grand one if he had earned all the money by working hard. Generally, Nepalese weddings tend to be rather simple owing to poor financial ability unless one has cheated and involved in corruption. Other than that I have no concerns about the wedding making it big in the news. However, there is something more to it. Kantipur writes:
Around 150 armed security personnel both in uniform and plain clothes were mobilized around the temple for the one-minute long "receiving" program at the temple. Former Nepalese ambassador to India Dr Bhesh Bahadur Thapa accompanied the CoAS.
Our security force is not a private property of anybody. They are not the slaves of the chiefs. They are there to serve the nation, not to provide and facilitate Pyar Jung's daughter's marriage. A couple of days back Hari Bansha was threatened, nobody cared. Now, here is the wedding of army chief's daughter and there are more than 150 armed security personnel just for one-minute long program. What the hell is wrong with our nation?
Tomorrow, there will be a marriage ceremony of some politician's daughter or son and it is going to be the same. These people are going to suck us all until we bleed to death, until we succumb to death. What do you think we should do to curb such ill-traditions?