The Home Ministry appears to have initiated a crusade against dance restaurants in Kathmandu by harrassing them with constant raids. In protest, dance restaurant workers were out in the streets yesterday. The Home Ministry had better concentrate on the deteriorating law and order and in increasing the morale and effectiveness of the Police Force. And if it really wants to stop dance restaurants from having dancers, it should provide them with immediate employment in what it considers "clean" jobs.
Similarly, a hue and cry is being raised about people using cyber cafes to download pornography. Closing cyber cafes is not the solution. These cafes can put in filters, such as those used in many offices, where certain cites cannot be accessed. Just because a few want to get their rocks off in cyber cafes, the majority who use these cafes (not having access to computers elsewhere)to communicate and to learn from the internet must not have to suffer.