The politics of the country appears to have gone out of the hands of the present caretaker government. Law and order situation is deteriorating each day to the extent that no one in the country from the length and the breadth feels secured. The country has been left to the mercy of the hooligans. The government’s presence appears to be nowhere. The security agencies have so far remained unable to arrest the ever deteriorating situation to the extent that even the country’s Prime Minister Sunday afternoon admitted this hard reality.
Might is right, has become more or less the order of the day. The political vendetta is on an increase wherein the adherents of one views are being manhandled or even violently attacked by the other who possess differing views. No one is safe. No party men are safe.
If the Rastriya Prajatantra party led by Rabindra Nath Sharma was the target of violent attacks from the adherents of differing views till the other day, now, as the luck would have it, the Nepali congress activists too have come under the violent attack from the men close to the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum. The process of attacking differing views has now become common to the extent that even the Maoists cadres are not being spared but killed. The result is that a sort of race appears to be in the country’s scene wherein every one or for that matter a political outfit presumed that they possess the right to attack the other which is why the entire population is forced to remain in a constant fear.
Sunday afternoon saw the congress activists being badly beaten by the MJF cadres for reasons yet unknown. Tomorrow, if the NC cadres gherao the MJF men and beat them severely then that would not be a surprising phenomenon. The fact is that every one is violently attacking the other differing views considering that it was their right.
The government security agencies so far have remained as a mere onlooker to the sad events that have taken place in different places of the country.
The terai unrest is yet to settle down. The indigenous groups have come up with their rightful claims and demands. Other ethnic minorities too have found it opportune to settle their scores and have come to the streets demanding the redressed of their longstanding claims and grievances. The Tharus too appear to have become agitated. The sum total has been that each and every group that concluded that they have had been cheated by the Brahminic hegemony in the past come to the open demanding the fulfillment of their rightful claims. The State under the frail Prime Minister has so far remained unable to sort out the matter amicably. The idea of the establishment appears guided more by the strategy which lingered their genuine grievances than to settle their rightful claims at the earliest.
The national Highways have become the real victims of such continuing unrest. Even a group of five or ten persons claiming to represent a section of the neglected minority group can bring about a total halt of the vehicles plying on the Highways for days and weeks. The fact is that the common men are forced to halt where they have been told to do so by the agitators. Reports have it that thousands of men and women have been stranded at Hetauda and Chandra Nigah Pur for weeks. This peaks of the current situation in the country. This also speaks of the current political instability plaguing the country. How and when the country will get rid of these subtle by continuing challenges coming as it does from certain political quarters, no body is in a position to predict.
The nation has been thrown to the mercy of the agitators who every now and then come to the streets as if the street agitation will lead to the settlement of their genuine grievances. Undenyingly, the street agitation thus, in more ways than one, has been pressing the government to invite the agitators to the table for negotiations. This has already been proved which appears to have encouraged other similar groups to copy the same tactics for the redressed of their separate demands. In sum, this is how the country is moving these days.
The leaders who should have concentrated their efforts in settling the grievances of the neglected and oppressed classes are seen busy in fighting for lucrative portfolios in the interim cabinet yet to be formed with the Maoists participation.
The congress needs important portfolios. So is the case with the UML. So how come the Maoists become an exception to the rule? They too have been adamant in having certain portfolios that mean much important for them in order to flow their views and dogmatic ideas.
The fight is on. The quarrel among the leaders is not for making a new
The manner the leaders are quarrelling for berths in the next cabinet indicate that
Finally we appeal the authorities to come up with sure-shot and logical plans that satisfied all the agitators for their genuine grievances so that no section of the Nepali society is left in the cold as in the past. Or else the face the harsh consequences that are already taking a formal shape some where….