Letter to UN Secretary General
|Sat, Feb 3, 2007|
Date: February 1, 2007
Mr Ban Ki-moon
United Nations Secretary General
Re: Nepal Government Sponsored Violence against Madheshis in Nepal
Over ten million Madheshi people of Southern Nepal thank United Nations for investigation and recognition of longstanding discrimination and oppression done by Nepal Government. In January 2007, the meeting of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) Ms Louise Arbour with Nepal’s Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, to address longstanding discrimination and social exclusion of Madheshis is significant.
However, since last week of January 07, Nepalese police/army is attacking on peaceful colonized Madheshis-demonstrators who are raising voice for their human rights. That has brought over fifteen deaths and several hundred injured. Killing of innocent Madheshis people by Nepalese police/army has created a terrified situation, as well as, has converted a holy peaceful Madhesh into a battlefield. It has created a scene of insecurity, as well as, rebellion attitude among Madheshi- youths that is quite natural, but it is detrimental to the peace process in Nepal. Continuation of prejudice and injustice; and use of arms by the Nepal- government will create crisis in the country. In lack of urgent and effective measures, there is no doubt; Nepal will be included in near future, into category of Somalia and Sri Lanka.
To prevent the crisis in Nepal, for Human Rights, Justice and establishment of Peace following are suggested measures:
- Immediate stoppage of use of arms against peaceful Madheshis-human rights- demonstrators/protesters.
- Formation of Madhesh Peace Force (Madhesh Shanti Sainik).
- Formation of Madhesh Peace Police (Madhesh Shanti Sipahi).
Looking forward for assistance of United Nations to bring to end government sponsored violence and discrimination against Madheshis in Nepal.
Thanking you for your continued support.
Dr Bindeshwar Prasad Yadav
United Nations Volunteer
Trinidad and Tobago
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