देशमा चुनावको चर्चा भइरहँदा सामाजिक सञ्जालमा भने यतिबेला चुनावभन्दा परको एउटा विषयको खुबै चर्चा छ- नीति शाहको। यो हप्ताको सुरुदेखि नै यो चर्चा चुलिएको हो। शनिबार जापानमा मिस इन्टरनेसनल सौन्दर्य प्रतियोगिताका क्रममा नेपालको प्रतिनिधित्व गरिरहेकी नीतिले शोवा युनिभर्सिटीमा व्यक्त गरेको विचारका कारण फेसबुक र इन्स्टाग्राममा लाखभन्दा बढी फलोअर भएकी यी सुन्दरीलाई फोहर हुने गरी सामाजिक सञ्जालमा हिलो छ्यापिएको हो। के भनेकी थिइन् त उनले?
उनले बोलेको भिडियो सौन्दर्य प्रतियोगिताहरुबारे अपडेट गरिरहने साइट मिसोलोजीले शनिबारै राखेको थियो। सोसल मिडियामा भने त्यसको भोलिपल्टदेखि यो छरिन थालेको थियो।
भिडियोमा उनले सुरुमा नेपालको परिचय दिँदै भनेकी छिन्-
I come from country Nepal which is very developing country and where the basic right which is education is still behind. Education is use for social development, we are very behind in terms of economy and education.
यति भनिसकेपछि उनले नेपालका दुई खालकी महिला रहेको भनेर व्याख्या गर्छिन्-
Its very shocking to know that there are two categories of women in my country. One is well educated women who belong to urban areas and other is rural women who are not well educated who donot know importance of hygiene who do not knows importance of their abilities and what they can possibally achieve in their life.
आफू र अरु बारे फरक बुझाउँदै उनी गाउँका महिला वेश्यावृत्तिका लागि बेचिने कुरा समेत भन्छिन्-
I belong to urban women who has privileged….. but in my country there are so many woman who are sold to different countries as the prostitution. Rural women who have no idea about where they are going and what thwy will doing in their life.
हेर्नुस् भिडियो। यसमा अरु प्रतियोगीहरुले पनि बोलेका छन्। पाँच मिनेटदेखि नीतिको कुरा सुन्न सकिन्छ।
आलोचना चर्किएपछि उनले माफी माग्न बाध्य भइन्। फेसबुक र इन्स्टाग्राममा आफ्नो भनाईलाई गलत बुझिएको भन्दै उनले यसरी स्पष्टीकरण दिएकी छिन्
I woke up today and lost the pageant, but I gained a lot more than I lost. It was an honor to have represented Nepal in this extremely challenging event, competing with the best in the world. I will always cherish this opportunity that my country gave me. Though the circumstances were very difficult I tried my best and gave my all. I fell short and disappointed many. But I hope someday I can do better and bring more glory to my country. I would like to thank sincerely and with great gratitude all the people who supported me generously and graciously, who sent me their good wishes on the finale of Miss International, who prayed for my success, knowing that my success was also the success of our country.
In this context I would like to offer a clarification. It appears from several posts on social media that some statements I made at Showa University (which was purely a discussion and not a speech) were misunderstood. I was speaking about some gender realities of Nepal that I have personally encountered but even though I didn’t mean wrong, I was misunderstood. These do not represent all the realities of Nepal. But they do represent a known reality of Nepal. It was not my intention to suggest anything beyond that. I do hope my critics understand that I was speaking on behalf of a proportion of Nepali women about whom many others have also have spoken in the past and continue to speak in the present, both in Nepal and outside. I hope together we can all address the urgent problems of our country and move forward constructively and harmoniously. Once again, I would like to thank you all for being there for me, always and I’m extremely sorry my intention was not to hurt anyone with my words.
स्पष्टीकरणमा उनले दुई वटा कुरामा जोड दिएकी छिन्- एक, त्यो स्पिच (भाषण) हैन, डिस्कसन (छलफल) थियो। दुई, मैले बोलेको कुरा सत्य नै हो तर गलत बुझियो। नेपाली महिलाको एक हिस्साबारे मैले बोलेको थिएँ जुन पहिला पनि अरुले बोल्दै आएका थिए, अहिले पनि बोल्दैछन् नेपालभित्र र बाहिर दुवै ठाउँमा।