Indian Intervention is The Major Cause of Nepal’s Crisis

"The Maoists went into the agitation with the support of India and by forwarding NC and UML in the frontline. The Maoists-although the critics of expansionism and imperialism-brokered for India to sign the 12-point agreement. The party accepted becoming a slave to India and now it has come to light as an Indian puppet."
by Dirgha Raj Prasai

(February 16, Kathmandu, Sri Lanka Guardian) The sovereign Nepal is in a crisis ridden plight. Indian conspiracy is responsible for this miserable plight of Nepal. India is working to upset the existing harmony between nationality and democracy. To gain this objective it is using the brokers here so that it can conspire to not allow nationality and democracy to walk hand-in-hand. Another cause for this crisis is, due to the traitor's in regime, the failure on part of Nepal’s leadership in remaining alert. In spite of the emergence of democracy in 1950 nationality was made 'bowl of the beggars'- inferior.

In the ensuing tussle during the drafting of the points of the lopsided Nepal-India treaty of 1950 and Delhi agreements Nepalese people were divided into various factions. Since 1950 India had thrown its dice to enfeeble Nepal. Among the many points of Delhi agreements Constituent Assembly (CA) was one. During the 1950 revolution India presented itself in a role of a supporter of this nation but its real intention was the entrapment of this very nation.

India sent an invitation to Rana Prime Minister Mohan Shumsher during the rare turbulent period of the Rana regime. In Delhi the Rana PM was reassured of India’s backing to his regime which culminated into the drafting of lopsided secret treaty in July, 1950. After four months India plotted the escape of King Tribhuvan to Delhi which culminated into the drafting of Delhi agreement so as to bring Nepal under the Indian umbrella. Among the points of the Delhi agreement then ‘Constituent Assembly’ had been India’s major agenda. The Indian policy was to put forth varying and contradicting proposals to Rana, King and Nepali Congress so as to create an environment of disagreement between these forces.

Nepal’s patriotic forces were well in tune with India’s long-term objective to manipulate Constituent Assembly against Nepal’s interest and were in opposition to this. Nepali Congress leader B.P Koirala, who studied the nation’s situation, in 1958 had said that it was not necessary to create Constituent Assembly to draft the constitution. The nationalist forces of this nation had awakened and the Chinese influence had increased, which created pressure on India to take a stance against formation of the Constituent Assembly, subsequently failing its objective of forming one. Nepal’s patriotic forces were in readiness to counter and annihilate foreign intervention and conspiracy.

In 1958/59 (2015 B.S), King, political leaders and the patriotic forces declared constitution of the Kingdom of Nepal and held parliamentary election. In the election Nepali Congress gained two-thirds majority. The people gave their support to NC in belief that the party was supportive of the King. NC leader B.P Koirala became the Prime Minister following the general election. There had been no discord between the king and the ruling NC. On 11 December, 1959 King Mahendra and PM Koirala started national visits together. B.P has said that during the visits he and the king developed close friendship.

However, India took advantage of its closeness to B.P when the latter became the PM. India used the PM-B.P. Koirala to gain many influence including the continuity to its military camp in Nepal and retaining the grip over rivers like Gandak. Meanwhile, in the internal politics, Nepali Congress was struggling to run the nation with democratic practice. Corruption and discrimination crossed the limits and NC activists started practicing authoritarian manners in villages which instilled fear among the general public. Police and the administration remained a mute spectator to the injustices and brutalities unleashed by Congressmen on commoners.

Whenever a complaint was filed, a fake document was created so as to set the criminal free with impunity. People who dared speak against Congressmen were beaten. So Nepali Congress gradually lost its popularity and Nepalese people turned against this party. In 1961 (2017 B.S) King Mahendra brought a change against the incessant Indian intervention. In fact, this step was not anti Nepali Congress. Following the 1961 change many beneficiary programmers were brought to strengthen Nepal’s nationality.

But India did not choose to remain silent. In 1962 Indian PM Nehru allowed the Nepali Congress second leaders Subarna Shumsher to declare armed struggle through the all Indian radio against King Mahendra’s leadership and Nepalese nationality. After the Indian independence-1947, English businessmen had sold many immovable properties to Subarna Shumsher. The Subarna Shumsher had been struggling with the high amount of tax, almost 50 millions that came with the properties. Nehru gave tax rebate to Subarna Shumsher and Subarna ensured loyal. JL Nehru had arranged for weapons that started the bloody revolution in southern Nepal's border (1800 KM) in 1962. In this war against anti-nationalists the Nepalese people unanimously supported King Mahendra’s leadership. The Chinese attack on India, then Nehru was forced to retreat his intervening foot. That is the notorious history of Indian conspiracy.

Due to the Congress and UML's corrupt and irresponsible leadership, The Maoist rebellious force stated from Feb.1996. Before 1999 Maoist had proposed for an alliance with the king. India was not satisfied with that alliance. Then, Indian began the evils game. At that time Indian intelligence -RAW became active to influence among the Maoist and the pro-Indian leaders of Nepali Congress, UML leaders to join their hands and concluded in the signing of the 12-point agreement-2005.

The Maoists went into the agitation with the support of India and by forwarding NC and UML in the frontline. The Maoists-although the critics of expansionism and imperialism-brokered for India to sign the 12-point agreement. The party accepted becoming a slave to India and now it has come to light as an Indian puppet.

King Mahendra’s successor and his son King Birendra was also against Indian intervention which infuriated the Indian Congress regime. A secret notice which is not to be forgotten is that ‘India Today’ had published a false report that Nepal’s queen Aishwarya had provided Rs. 50 millions to refuel the Tamil rebellion. Had not Rajeev Gandhi been assassinated India would have accused patriotic King Birendra of trying to fuel civil war in Sri Lanka by backing Tamils like the Maoist in Nepal. In this way India (Congress I) and RAW had planned to show its contempt to Nepal in international arena. But, we are feeling- BJP is not biased like Congress I on Nepal.

We can only understand Indian (Congress I) intention towards Nepal. RAW is freely tottering in the state of bankruptcy and witnessing an economic meltdown; are now witnessing rioting and people's uprisings on a regular basis. India is one of the most corrupt countries in the world. There is more than Four Trillion dollars deposited, hidden in foreign banks, safe havens and in off shore accounts by political leaders. After all, Indian leaders are nakedly disturbing Nepal's internal policy with the help its brokers in the name of Loktantra.

On 20 January 2011 UML Chairman Jhalanath Khanal was slapped by a simple citizen in Sunsari. The world expressed joy when he received that slap. Not a single person grieved. Everyone congratulated Devi Prasad Regmi. This represents the dissatisfaction in people with leaders degraded talks. This is a whip to all the corrupt leaders of political arena after 2005 including that of Nepali Congress, UML and Maoist. But, the UML's Jhalanath Khanal (supporter of Maoist) has been elected the Prime minister with the support by Maoist- 10th Feb. 2011, with majority and all the hunger of post are nervous and sad. But, in their secret 7-point agreement there are two most notorious and suspicious points-1) 'to integrate Maoist combatants into security forces, we have agreed to form either a separate force of Maoist combatants or a combined force of Maoist combatants and other security forces, giving continuity to the ongoing work on the peace process, and 2) Both the parties agree on drafting the new constitution that ensures national independence, ending all forms of feudalism and strengthening people's inclusive democracy besides institutionalizing a republican set-up and turning Nepal into a federal system by restructuring the state.' Now, the Indians, Americans are puzzled and the party leaders Congress and UML (pro-Indians), Maoist pro-Indians) also got fizzled out. But, one thing is clear that the peaceful situation can't be created in Nepal under his leadership because there is no possibility to return of the Maoist seized property and solution of the Maoist army and its weapons. Now, there will be no any democratic consensus among the Communists. This result is not good for Nepal and the democratic world.

The political analysis shows, between 1950 and 2011, that the irresponsibility of the corrupt and pro-Indian leaders is the major cause for the political crisis that invited Indian intervention. Constitution has been written in Nepal many times. But none of the constitution gained stability due to the misdeeds of the leadership. The uprising in 2005 was launched with full support of India for the new constitution to be drafted from the so-called Constituent Assembly. CA election was held. Secularism, republic and federalism are not the agendas of upsring-2005 as well as NC, UML and Maoist. Indian and American intelligence organizations ‘RAW’ and ‘CIA’ supplied money that gave incentives to the power hunger Nepalese leaders whom carried these agendas. The result is that our nation is about to drown. ‘Who cannot dance accuses the yard.' What is our goal-democracy with a monarch, republic or People’s Republic? None of the leaders are clear on this subject.

If we the Nepalese people and the democratic world want sovereign-Nepal and its democracy, they should activate to end the crisis. A nation cannot be governed forcibly. We have to reach the point of solution. If we want to find the solution and lasting peace, we ought to abolish Constituent Assembly and form an all party government with proportional representation from regions of Himal, Hill and Terai with the foundation of 1990 Constitution. This will pave way for declaration of an inclusive parliamentary election. We can draft a new constitution from the elected parliament. If we continue to perversely take a stance on drafting a new constitution, in such a scenario, we will be making the nation a prisoner of indecision.

The new constitution will not be drafted from such wrong elements nor will the nation be governed. It is our appeal that parties return to the agreement reached with the monarch in April, 2006 and on the foundation of the 1990 Constitution an all party cabinet be formed to declare general election. There should be national consensus among all national forces with the king. The King is also the convincing identity of Nepal's independence and its sovereignty, so there must be brought in into a meaningful dialogue for seeking such consensus. Political parties must respect the agreement reached between the King and the parties on 24 April, 2006. Further course of actions must be chalked out on the basis of that April 2006 agreement. And the solution sought through the elected parliament. We must redress the balance and form alliance in between Nepal’s nationality, royal institution and democracy. We must be able to remain alert to all forms of foreign conspiracies and give the nation a positive direction. It will be suicidal to seek recourse to further alternatives.

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