Friday, January 29, 2010

Imbroglio of Nepalese Politics

A beautiful land that once known for its peaceful existence and celebrative lifestyle, now stands against these qualities. Nepal’s integrity which symbolizes with its foundation by king Prithvi Narayan Shah in eighteenth century, now caught in alarming state as Communist Party of Nepal {Maoist} are chasing this target to overthrow by forcibly imposing the establishment of ethnic states inside the country.
Power hungry Maoists have nothing to do with the historical truth as they believed those entire realities as “Military victory” and nothing apart from that-astonishingly such process was started by the Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala in 2006 when he stopped the “unity day” on eve of King Prithvi Narayan Shah’s birth anniversary-such tempering with the symbol of icons are sheer awful and deserves to be condemn.

Since the broke out of civil war in 1996 by the Maoists against the monarchy to the present date, Maoists and other pseudo progressive players have added nothing except some more misfortune to their country which overall deteriorates the impression of Nepal for outside world.
For the time being, Nepal’s peace process is in fragile state and its possible inability to execute the new constitution before the May 28th, 2010 deadline would bring country’s democratic legitimacy into questions and further may keep haunt the changes that the 2006 mass movement brought about.

Indeed chances of fundamental shifts look hard to institutionalize in present political chaos generated by the Maoists; lust for power grew so much in Maoist camp that even intra-party feud reached to top political order-Baburam Bhattarai, the ideologue and chief architect of Maoism in Nepal now viewing as an Indian agent only because he often talks of party’s participation with the other democratic forces in near future that pushing Prachanda into insecure cognition and now even he forgetting the role Baburam Bhattarai has played since inception of civil war in country.
All these adverse developments in political circle making a section of Nepali intelligentsia believes that involving Nepali people in fundamental shifts-from monarchy to republic, from Hindu Nepal to secularism and most importantly from unitary to federalism was a fatal; a chunk among them also started blaming the indulged political parties as well as India which is a blow to two-nations traditional friendly fabrics.

China has sensed this opportunity and started enlarging terms of engagements with the crisis ridden Nepal; signed a Peace and Friendship Treaty similar to one Nepal has with India and reviewing its earlier stands like recognizing India has primacy of interest in Nepal.The huge investments in Nepal also marks China’s policy extension to engage India in similar line, like of Kashmir issue-besides their own ambition to be a key actor in the international initiative in Nepalese peace process, probably to counter its chief architect-non other than India.
This is not without reason from Chinese side as they considering on an unexplored Nepal which possess enormous water resources as potential power hoe; in deed in both economic and strategic terms it would be win-win situation for China which India could not explore properly in long sixty years. Definitely it’s a cause of concern because such materialization would be encroach India’s traditional role in this republic albeit China is also not looking completely lucid in their framework.

At one side where they using Maoists as their natural ally but on the other they offering financial packages for developmental activities and noticeably for the modernization of Nepalese Army-even more Chinese authorities are in no mood to dissociate them from the present government in Nepal, they recently convened a Prime Ministerial level meetings in Beijing beside also officially invited Nepalese president Rambaran Yadav to visit China. So, such stand is sufficed for showing the China’s feeble sincerity in ongoing peace process-they are using Nepal as resource hub and political parties especially Maoists as commodity, nothing more than that.

For constructive advancement of peace process in Nepal, some corrective measures are immediately needed from China side-obviously the first would be to cease from fueling Maoists for anti-Indian stances because that unnecessarily hyping their negative spirits which jeopardizing the entire peace process. Pragmatically China must consider on broader terms with India which these two giant nations has developed in last two decades; mutual trust they have achieved meanwhile through their diplomatic and trade engagements should not allow them to throw in vain.

Peaceful presence of this Himalayan republic amidst the two superpower would be an advantageous proposition for the entire south Asian region-hope that political parties would understand the gravity of matters now and strive to recover Nepal from falling order, because their own efforts and understanding rather than glamorous external intervention would play catalyst role in nation building. Eventually, Maoists should revisit their political ideology as presently it hardly in replication with the parent ideology…ethnicity could never be a strong driving force for a radical left party, any further proceedings in this regard going to be very injurious to their future prospects.
Atul Kumar Thakur
January 27th 2010, New Delhi

1 comment:

  1. Potician in Nepal getting confused with the wrong notion,propogated by the hopeless Maoists,they should first go to the primay education of radical ideology.The manner in which they are trying to impose the borrowed idea in a completely different situation of Nepal is outrightly shocking.Rest of leaders must decide their fate with own effort instead go to the labryanth of Maoist.