It appears that by time the country goes to the polls, half of its population will have died by then either on religious or on political grounds.
If the fresh outrageous incident that took place in Kapilvastu and a sort of may hem was created there which took its heavy toll on the lives of the people residing in the area gives one the impression that some meticulously designed “conspiracies” were on in the country to divide the nation-state on communal and religious lines-a new thing altogether for Nepal which was unheard as of now.
Nevertheless, the trailer of such sort of conspiracies we recently watched or forced to watch the ghastly incident that rocked the town of gaur-the constituency of Madhav Nepal- in March this year. We had presumed that the March carnage at Gaur would be the end of such bloody and communal hatred in and among the civilians who suddenly became blood thirsty at each other who either differed with them on political, ethnical or on grounds of religion. However, that was not forthcoming. Thus the fresh incident of Kapilvastu which took suddenly an ugly form of communal hatred and facilitated violence of the highest order must come as a lesson to all, including those who fanned it remaining in the dark corners near and far, that Nepal can’t be torn to pieces and the evil designs of ill-wishers of this country would never materialize. Nonetheless, the conspirators can give birth to a violence but can’t tear us apart for we have been living since ages together in a complete harmony and possessing respect for the entire religions being practices by our countrymen living either in the east or west part of the country.
Thanks that the Kapilvastu carnage did not continue for long but then yet the loss has already been there. What is puzzling is that how come
Reports have it that the situation is slowly becoming normal and the former family like relations in between the population adhering to different religions is being restored. Thanks the Almighty-Lord Ram, Allah, Lord Buddha and Jesus Christ that the situation is becoming more and friendlier among the residents of the area.
However, it is not that the government under Koirala brought the situation under control? Neither Koirala nor his “LOTA” home minister Sitaula calm down the aggravating situation there in Chandrauta village which was the main victim of the fresh communo-religio violence, instead it were the local leaders of the area practicing different religions who acted like the messengers of peace and then only the violence took a different turn.
Home Minister Sitaula even went close to the area but had no time to console the villagers of Chandrauta who felt the brunt of the violence that erupted there last week. Sitaula, in effect, returned to Krishna Nagar under heavy police escort, as reported by the media- and thus insulted the people more of the village. Let’s presume that the villagers there would ever curse the Minister who could not spare even a single moment for them?
After all who is Sitaula? No body knows. What we all know is that he is the home minister of a country called Nepal who is hell bent on creating artificial divide in between and amongst the Nepali population on political, ethnic, social and finally on grounds of religion and benefit from the clashes that we have never had in the memory. Let’s hope that wisdom prevails on Koirala and he sacks his “my dear” home minister or else the country is sure to see such more clashes.
Nevertheless, the follies of minister Sitaula must not deter us all from our one point agenda and that being the protection and the preservation of our age old tradition-keeping the communal harmony intact come what may. Sitaula is today. He might be replaced by some one tomorrow. What is for sure is that “we the people” will remain where we are now at the moment. We can’t change neighbors wherein people adhering to different religions reside. We have to adapt to the situation. We must not get swayed by others’ who want to fish in our troubled waters.