Nepal is a landlocked nation. It borders China in the north and India in the south. Defending its sovereign identity from two giant neighbours should be Nepal’s nationalistic strategy. However, an unfortunate fact of our nation’s history is that majority of our political leaders are Indian agents.
So from such leaders, it would be worthless to expect that they will save our nationality and independence. Unless the traitors and corrupt leaders dominating the national political parties (Congress, UML, and Maoists) are chased, democracy and nationalism here will not be secured.
HISTORY OF INDIAN CONSPIRACY
UNLESS THE TRAITORS & CORRUPT LEADERS DOMINATING THE BIG PARTIES IN NEPAL ARE CHASED, DEMOCRACY AND NATIONALISM IN THIS COUNTRY WILL NOT BE SECURED.
by Dirgha Raj Prasai
Nepal is a landlocked nation. It borders China in the north and India in the south. Defending its sovereign identity from two giant neighbours should be Nepal’s nationalistic strategy. However, an unfortunate fact of our nation’s history is that majority of our political leaders are Indian agents. So from such leaders, it would be worthless to expect that they will save our nationality and independence. Unless the traitors and corrupt leaders dominating the national political parties (Congress, UML, and Maoists) are chased, democracy and nationalism here will not be secured.
THERE IS NO ALTERNATIVE TO PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY IN NEPAL
But it doesn’t mean that we should follow Indian diktat and perish Nepal’s identity as an independent, sovereign nation. Nepal’s nationality is defined to maintain balanced bilateral diplomatic ties with both her giant neighbours i.e. China and India and these are to be based on democracy and her national pride. Cordial people to people, brotherly relations between Nepal and India have existed since ancient times. We have to have friendly relations with India also because of our identical cultural and religious traditions.
But sadly India’s congress party, ever since it came to power, has been striving to destabilize Nepal. Through its intelligence agency ‘RAW’, India, has been found involved in destabilizing our national identities [royal institution, a Hindu Kingdom and our national language], which were developed along with the ideology of national unity, security and national integrity. In sync with India’s policy under congress governments, now RAW through its agents in the Nepali Congress, UML and Maoist parties, is pressing Nepal for a union of autonomous federal states on communal basis.
PERILS OF OPEN DOOR POLICY
Due to the open borders, India has always been masterminding strategies to keep Nepal under her direct influence. Through continuous interventions, her assistance and supports have turned into a curse for us. 58 years ago, in the name of helping Nepal in establishing democracy, she endorsed an unequal treaty in July, 1950. They urged upon the then rulers in Nepal, the Ranas, to likewise endorse this treaty and in return were promised of India’s continued support for their regime. Four months later, it maneuvered in such a way to make King Tribhuvan’s escape to New Delhi, and to keep Nepal under India’s influence through another instrument – the Delhi Agreement. Some points in the agreement, however, were endorsed without the knowledge of the King.
[Right: The clauses entered in the Indo Nepal treaty 1950 reveal how the game on chessboard of politics was played in Delhi, culminating in an instrument which clearly shows ‘who was (is) the king and who was (is) the pawn’. No wonder Nepal’s mainstream politicians demand a revision of this treaty, which they want on equitable basis].
In accordance with this agreement Nepali Army personnel were stationed at the gate of the Royal Palace and India’s Panjabi army personnel were stationed inside the palace ‘for the security’ of the King. An Indian national, Govinda Narayan Singh was assigned as chief secretary to the King. Another Indian national Murdeshwor was appointed the chief secretary of the council of ministers. Then a third person, again of Indian nationality named Angkor was appointed as Nepal’s legal advisor.
And above all an Indian army general Sharadanandan Singh was kept at the Nepali Army’s general headquarters. In name of reforming the army, the number of soldiers was reduced from 18000 to 8000. In the name of security of Nepal, an Indian army check-post was established inside Nepal which was located in the northern border. Though Nepali nationalist forces moved against Indian intervention, but the intervention continued unabated.
TO KEEP UP HIS PEOPLE’S ASPIRATIONS, KING MAHENDRA ASKED INDIAN FORCES TO LEAVE NEPAL
In 1969 the patriotic King Mahendra on following a policy to enhance country’s national identity asked the Indian forces to leave Nepal without any condition. India could not oppose this request as Nepal had by now already established ties with China and various other nations around the globe.
Yet in 1988 India initiated economic blockade of Nepal causing much suffering to the people. In the meantime, India also reached out power hungry and demoralized political leaders of Nepal to initiate an uprising in this country. Indians tried to threaten the then King Birendra through that India sponsored uprising so as to bring Nepal under the Indian strong hand. The Indian designs were to control Nepal’s foreign policy and security. But it failed. In 2006 India again made an effort to trick King Gyanendra into suppressing the uprising by giving various assurances.
But the King did not vow into Indian urges. One wonders how the Nepali people residing in the country and abroad tolerated this. Even Americans as well as certain representatives from the United Nation were involved in the Indian conspiracies against Nepal. Despite her machinations, when India found it was impossible to bring the Nepali King under her thumb, she attempted to remove the 260 year old historical institution of monarchy forever. Americans and the UN representatives equally contributed to the Indian endeavors to bring success to this conspiracy.
THE FOLLY OF FEDERAL RESTRUCTURING
Having ultimately succeed in its conspiracy, India is now trying to disintegrate Nepal by separating Tarai as ‘Madhes state’ and power hungry leaders in the Nepali Congress, UML, Maoist and Tarai are serving the vested Indian interests. In the long run, however, the Indian plan is going to be as much counterproductive for India as it is now for Nepal. If Indian leadership thinks that by disintegrating Nepal, it would succeed in its designs, then they should know that this plan could be very costly for India as well.
The Indian Congress shouldn’t forget that due to RAW’s naked conspiracies, the angry Panjabi and Sri Lankans killed Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi. Why were the Indian agents and Sheikh Mujibur Rehman (who was later installed as the Bangladeshi president by ‘RAW’ after creation of Bangladesh by vivisection of Pakistan in Dec. 1971) killed?
The Indian Congress should also not forget the act of nationalist Bengalese against the disgusting conspiracy by ‘RAW’. Similarly the Nepali patriots living abroad and in the country will not keep on tolerating the continued interventions by India.
The Indian agenda to destroy Nepal continues: the Constituent Assembly elections were conducted for 601 seats. India is active to disintegrate Nepal by fomenting such issues as anti-nationalist policy of a republic under Indian hegemony, secularism, federalism and caste-based ethnic autonomy for which it is using the pro-Indian elements in the CA.
The Shah Kings always fought with imperialist forces to protect modern Nepal. They have still not bowed before the foreigners’ interventions. Nepal’s royal institution is the backbone of nationality. King Gyanendra has taught a lesson to his opponents by renouncing the Narayanhiti Royal Palace and by denying to take shelter in a foreign land. It is now the duty of the nationalists within the political parties and all Nepali people to maintain Nepal’s pride by establishing their royal institution for generations to come. Nepali people should be ready to offer sacrifices through their blood for continuation of their monarchy, which through centuries has been a symbol of their nationality.
LONG LIVE THE INDEPENDENT SOVEREIGN STATE OF NEPAL
No wonder now, the Nepali nationalism is blooming and the aroma of Nepali culture is permeating worldwide. Our nation is small, but in spite of that; it is home to various castes.
Nepal, is blessed by Mother Nature with natural and cultural uniqueness, and it is the symbol of joint efforts between the King and his people on our nation building. Our nationalism cannot be safeguarded if any of the castes or the royal institution is suppressed.
Nepal has adopted a common culture as nationalism through agreement between different castes and tribes. Nepali culture is a beautiful blend of Hindu, Vedic and Buddhism subcultures & identities. Our culture is the best one in term of tolerance. Nepali language is established as a common language to keep over 50 mother languages alive. Nepalis will not back off from giving their lives for their motherland to save the norms, identity and Nepali way of life.
We nationalists should follow the model of Bangladesh nationalists like they did in 1975. This is the time to save our nation from Nepal turning into another Sikkim, save Nepal against foreign intervention, and to fight against anti-nationalist, corrupt elements so that we can raise our heads with pride and lead Nepal to its destiny as a heaven on earth.
The writer Dirgha Raj Prasai is a former Member of Parliament, a Political and Cultural Analyst. He can be reached via Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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