ALL NEPALI ROADS END IN DELHI
ALL NEPALI ROADS END IN DELHI
Kathmandu: The spark of hatred in between the Maoists and the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum members that originated first in Nepalganj, very quickly sprung to Lahan, Siraha district, and finally the enmity in between the two saw the deaths of several precious lives in Gaur, Rauthat district, last Wednesday.
The calculated manner in which these two political outfits are running after the blood of the other camp does tell so many things.
Firstly, their intermittent fight with each other at various places of the country reveal that they both are in a mood to go in for a fight to finish the other, come what may.
Secondly, the manner the Madheshis are being taken by the Maoists and its top-leadership hints that the latter takes the former as a complete non-political entity.
Thirdly, the Maoists appear more guided by the theory that if the MJF are allowed to penetrate in to the Madhesh as they have been currently doing now would mean the political hara-kiri of the Maoists in the Terai or for that matter the Madhesh. Its corollary would be that the Maoists who have considered Terai/Madhesh as their political pocket would soon cease to exist if the MJF carried out its political activities to woo the hearts of the Madhesi and the Janjatis residing in the plains of this country.
Fourthly, some quarters in Nepal’s academic and political sector also whisper that the real strength of the Maoists in pouncing upon the Madhesi Forum members on a repeated and a regular basis comes out from the clandestine encouragement that they received for free from none less than the country’s Home Minister, Krishna Prasad Sitaula.
Fifthly, the fourth presumption gets adequate strength when one sees that despite the uproar in the country from a variety of political sectors, including the Madheshis and the NC party itself for the sacking of the “failed” home minister Sitaula, he remains undeterred to the extent that even the Prime Minister appears to have been shielding his home minister in an indirect manner.
Sixthly, the Gaur blood-bath. Political analysts say that this sad and appalling massacre of some thirty plus lives could have well been averted had the local administrator in Gaur were a smart guy. It is inconceivable as to how this gentleman handling the entire affairs of Gaur-Rauthat district could allow the two arch-rivals to conduct their mass meet the same day at the same venue and time which, unfortunately, were adjacent to each other well within a distance of not even fifty meters?
Seventhly, it is this unfortunate act of the local administrator which brought the two diametrically opposite political outfits face to face and hence the gory incident that would remain as a black spot in the history of what we call, LOKTANTRIC NEW NEPAL”. The administrator must be taken to task and a case pertaining to “murder” should be initiated against him at the court. Similarly, a case can also be framed against the country’s home minister who has miserably failed in arresting the ever deteriorating law and order situation in the country which by now has seen treble the death of innocent lives than what was recorded during the peak of the fall of the Royal regime exactly around this time last year.
Sitaula and his administrator at Gaur must be immediately sacked or else the country might witness some other similar gruesome incidents.
Eighthly, the Maoists and the government’s indirect observation that some Hindu extremists and political quarters/criminal outfits from across the border were behind the Madhesi Forum who had been creating panic in this country through their support too has yet to be substantiated and made public. Even if for the sake of the convenience this hypothesis is accepted then what must concurrently be admitted and properly taken account that “similar” support of the same nature coming as it did last year elevated the ranks of the seven party agitators to the ranks of power in Singh Durbar. If seven party alliances can kneel-down the King enjoying India’s overt and covert support why can’t the MJF team do apply the same trick or strategy?
Ninthly, Okay! Let’s accept for the moment the government and the Maoists theory that the Indians were supporting the MJF.
Does not this mean that India was playing “double” with Nepal and her people? India, to be sure, was with the seven party alliances plus the Maoists while toppling the Royal regime last year, at the moment India could be behind the MJF members in order to secure the inalienable rights of the Madheshis. At a later stage India will definitely twist the arms of the Madhesi leaders in order to exploit political benefits as against the support the establishment provided to the MJF. However, it remains yet unsubstantiated that the Indian establishment did support the MJF.
Tenthly, the media reports that the president of the MJF, Upendra Yadav, has sneaked to Delhi, is not at all a new phenomenon in Nepal. Recall, the SPA leaders played politics by being in New Delhi in order to bring about a total collapse of the royal regime. So what is the difference? All Nepali roads end in Delhi. This is a fact, let’s admit the fact. So what is the harm that Yadav went to Delhi? No surprise for the analysts.
Be that as it may, the reports that the MJF cadres created panic among the Gaur population last Wednesday and did sadistic acts can’t be absolved from being brought to the book, if found guilty. Let’s wait until the probe commission submits its reports of the horrifying incident.
Finally, blaming others for our own weird inefficiency, incompetence and political stupidity will not work now in the changed political context.
Act fast. Assure the people by providing adequate security to their lives, analysts suggest the lame-duck prime minister and his cabinet colleagues. Recover the enmity in between the diverse population that appears to have been divided for a variety of political reasons. Or face consequences of the Himalayan dimensions which might be in the store for this beleaguered country. Unconfirmed reports have it that after the Gaur carnage, the Nepal Army has become restive. If enough become really enough, analysts presume that the NA in the name of preserving the national unity and preservation of national sovereignty can jump into the politics in its own way.
That’s all, analysts conclude.
(28th March, 2007)
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