Nepal: Are we pet or lap-dogs?
Nepali lands are being intruded in a calculated manner. A systematic way has been developed by our “big-brother” to encroach upon our lands here and there. We prefer to encourage such encroachments by not protesting such unwarranted and unfriendly acts. But why?
The answers are not with us. It has to be answered by the leaders of today’s Loktantric leaders.
In Jhapa district, Nepal’s Jungey pillar number 134/20 has not only been overshadowed by the neighboring posted Seema Sashatra Bal-Border Force- but has been made a home by the said force as if the entire area came under their territorial jurisdiction. We keep a stoic silence. But why?
Again the answers are not with us. The answers lay some where else.
A Nepali teenager just the other day is chased by the Indian security forces deep into the Nepali territory and mercilessly stabs the Madhesi innocent boy to death. The killing was simply a barbarous one. We once again preferred to remain tight lipped. But why?
The answer is practically the same. It is not with us-“we the people”.
Now let’s explore as to why Nepal’s leaders, including the fire-brand Maoists, prefer not to annoy India? What could have been the reasons for such a silence? Question could also be asked as to when such a silence will be broken and the Nepali leaders’ stage a protest both in a formal and informal manner?
We presume that our Loktantric leaders will not collect the courage to stage neither a formal nor an informal protest for a variety of political reasons. The plain answer could be, at least that much is visible, that the fresh leaders manning the New Nepal do not want a face-to-face with the one through the kind courtesy of whom the country has restored democracy and entered into a new era called the Loktantra. But should we pay such a heavy price for such a miniscule support?
The fact is that we the Nepalese committed a blunder that we banked on India’s support for the change in Nepal. The accompanying fact is that we committed a blunder for not having gauged our own strength and potential for such a regime change and instead sought the support of such a political Goliath whose ill-intentions towards her smaller neighbors are known internationally. Nepal, at least should know or keep her past trials and tribulations in mind that she had to undergo at the Indian hands beginning the revolution of the 1950s.
Our neighbor has methodically been engaged in weakening and making us politically insecure for all time to come so that she could exploit from our shortcoming and weaknesses. Arm twisting and what not what not…. To cite a few.
If during the Janaandolan-II, India was keen and desperate in throwing the monarchy into the oblivion, now it is the same “big-brother” which is trying hard to keep the institution intact. How could India change her mindset vis-à-vis the Nepali monarchy in the mean time? What new idea that India has developed in the mean time that it sees the necessity of keeping the Nepali monarchy intact? Why such a dramatic change all of a sudden? Why is this colorful drama?
The answer is simple: the Indian establishment is with Koirala; it is with the UML, India is with the UML, it is with the Maoists and above all, it is still with the monarchy. Take it for granted. If we fail in our analyses, we will renounce this profession.
India has so many tentacles and so many cards under its sleeves. When one Nepal card ceases to work, the other card comes into play and the process thus continues on and on.
Now coming back to the land encroachment by India on a regular basis and the silence acquired by our leaders.
Is it that we the Nepalese have become so subservient to India that we prefer not to annoy that country even if the other party makes us naked and challenges our territorial integrity? Is it that we wish to obey her dictates come what may for whatever meager support she provided to us in the recent past which in effect is a support we have extended to them instead? Is it that we are so powerless and impotent that we can not raise even a feeble voice against regular encroachments of our lands in different parts of the country?
Raising voices on such occasion does not mean that we have become anti-India. India should not take such resentments as to have been a calculated campaign against her policies in Nepal. The fact is that the Indian establishment commits blunder after blunder and we the sober Nepalese do not wish to write, make lectures and stage protest programs against such encroachments upon our territories. The otherwise fiery Nepali Diaspora too appear to be reluctant in raising genuine concerns.
Are we pet or lap-dogs? It is time that we the “sovereign and independent nationals of a New Loktantric Nepal” chose as to what we would prefer to be from the limited options that are there.
Where have gone the nationalists? Where have gone the fire brand speakers? Why the so-called nationalists have become speechless?
The fact is that we have become impotent! Let’s admit this fact.