A Victim of Friendship Charms
Posted on September 19th, 2009

I. Chaudhry

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Nepal is a tiny mountainous state in the lap of mighty Himalayas ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” a stretch of land of about 500 miles width and 100 miles long dwelled by melting pot of migrating hordes from the Indian plains and Tibetan plateau. After partition of India, its monarchyƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s continued to enjoy independent status under semi-colonial domination of India. The terrorism in Nepal actually stems from threat emanating from the inner psychological conflicts lurking in the minds of Nepalese; out of their fear of falling under the control of the Indians.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ India considers herself the only heir of British colonialism in South Asia as Nepalese are regarded as alien people. On the other hands, Nepalese are compelled to depend on India being geographically land locked from the three accessible sides, while its northern side bordering China is virtually inaccessible. But Nepal has long history of fulmination against New Delhi – the outcome of treaties which Katmandu to sign and she has to pull on under the baleful political shadow – from the inner chambers of their hearts, Nepalese fully comprehend what really the Indians are as neighbors, traders, friends or foes.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ In 1950 Indo-Nepal Treaty of so called peace and friendship, that contained obnoxious contents in terms of so-called security commitments such as restriction to purchase arms by Nepal, ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ…-national treatmentƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ”š‚ to be given to the nationals of the other in oneƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s territory and the virtual scrapping of the political border between the two countries hijacked its sovereignty. This was actually precipitation of infamous Nehru doctrine of the Himalayas acting as the northern border of India in the matters of security. The constant political manipulations exercised by the Indian rulers to put their puppets in power through armed intervention to crush her foes in Nepal (Indian army operation to put down peasant uprising in far Western Nepal) in 1953 further cemented IndiaƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s position.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Economic imperatives are the most important aspect of semi-colonial domination of Nepal by the Indian expansionists, which are ensured through a number of treatises such as 1950 Treaty and other periodic trade and transit follow-ups that kept Nepal as a captive market for the Indian manufactured goods, besides other forms like exploitation of water resources, cheap labor etc. Over the years monopoly capitalists assumed almost total control over the whole economy of Nepal. Indian capitalists who used to control 8% Nepalese industry and trade, succeeded to grab major chunk of its economy. It is said that grew out of a dozen or so billionaires in Nepal, most of them belong to the Marwari capitalists emigrated from India. Now 90 per cent of the Nepalese exports constitute low value added primary products, over 70 per cent of imports from India are high value added manufactured goods. Another area of economic domination by the Indian expansionists has been the exploitation of the vast water resources of Nepal, through a set of unequal treaties or agreements, including the Koshi River Agreement (1954) Gandak River Agreement (1960) and recent Mahakali River Treaty (1996), Nepal was duped through river projects.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ At present in Nepal there are several dozen of nationalities and ethnic groups. Of these Khas, Newaris, Maithili and Bhojpurs enjoyed privileged status as against indigenous ethnic groups like Chepang, Raute, Raji etc. Reactionaries and their imperialist master first gave the ethnic rivalries a communal and sectarian color and then manipulated to lump their struggle with the revolutionary movement of CPN (Maoist) to become the leading mainstream party in Nepal.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ New DelhiƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s designs to drag NepalƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s monarchy to fall under New Delhi influence started as early as in 1947 by making its inroads through a well-knitted political set up through different alibis. Over the past six decades, they fomented peasant crisis, stitched stories of the royal security guards excesses and polluted the minds of the people with poisonous propaganda against the monarch about luxurious living standards they enjoy on the public tax money, lack of development, poor human right index, stories of the brutalities committed by kingƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s blue eyed feudal lot added salt to the injuries. The motive behind was to foment crisis to dislodge KingƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s family, – the only obstacle in their mission a multi-layered intrigue game on the pattern of Sikkim.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ All these maneuvers helped the Communist Party of Nepal {CNPN(Maoist)} emerged as the single largest of Nepal in April, 2008. On 28 May 2008, this 240-years old monarchy finally collapsed and gave birth to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. This came to an end of sordid drama of breeding, grooming and launching Maoist group through student indoctrination with the dubious themes like political intervention, economic strangulation, water crisis and NepalƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s nexus with ISI and charges against King having under-hand deal with China against India.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ Indian used the tool of democracy in Sikkim to charm the people to oust its rulers, but this time, they equipped pro-India loyalists with MaoƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s model of socialism, to tell the world that it is not India but the Chinese Communist Party, who is playing their cards to bring socialism in Nepal. These Maoist rebels have strong ties with their Indian counterparts, known as Naxalites. The merger of once bitter foes, the People War Group and the Maoist Coordination Center into the Communist Party of India (Maoist) proved magic stone for the Nepalese rebels. By pitting the major parties against one another, New Delhi continued to advance its economic and political agenda. During the height of NepalƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s democratic experience in late 90ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s, New Delhi played her part through electoral innings for the fall of NepalƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Prime Minister every year. The message was loud and clear for the world that British decision to create such tiny kingdoms under monarchic rule was wrong.

ƒÆ’-¡ƒ”š‚ The restoration of democratic process in Nepal brought the Prachanda ƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢¢”š¬…” Maoists in the corridors of power who is close and most trusted aid of the RAW. Indian double standards of wooing the US and Britain for providing access to Tibet and using CNPN(Maoist) to display their pro-Chinese card has been fully exposed to all the foreign clients. The new government is now facing major challenges by flirting with the two standing armies, the National Army and the Maoist PeopleƒÆ’‚¢ƒ¢-¡‚¬ƒ¢-¾‚¢s Liberation Army. Till last report, India is trying to carry its operation against the trouble mongering Nepali Maoists to accomplish its dubious designs.

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