Factors Behind the Maoist People’s War-IV

September 10, 2006 at 8:29 pm Leave a comment

Factors Behind the Maoist People’s War-IV

BY: D.B. Gurung

An Excerpt from the Article 

“It is a paradox that even the upper caste madhesi Brahman of tarai, save a handful of those lucky ones who could make their place in the capital, do not necessarily fall into the category of the privileged Parbatiya (hill) Brahman although they are unquestioningly Hindu. The madhesi of the southern plains have been neglected and rejected for ages. Until 1951, the people from the tarai region of  Nepal needed a permit from their own government to visit Kathmandu, the capital of  Nepal. They were not employed in the military and police and only a few of them were accommodated in the civil service (Shaha: 18). The reason could have been that their participation was not notable during
Nepal‘s territorial expansionary adventures in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. This has insulated them psychologically. The dire irony is that Kathmandu has never ever fully accepted them as Nepali citizens. Their suppressed soul is ignited by Maoist doctrines that ensure to materialize their demands, such as regional autonomy, equal linguistic rights, and affirmative action. Hence, a lot of them have hoped to attain their salvation through the People’s War.”

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