Nepal: The Bhutanese thump
By now what has become abundantly clear is that we have been inviting foreign dignitaries to insult and humiliate our own country. We roll red carpet welcome to them, some of them were not more than tom, dick and harry, and when finally they leave this country definitely make ad nauseating comments about Nepal as if we have already become a laughing stock.
At times even the foreign guests admonish us and cut joke at the state of Nepali diplomacy, if at all we have had any worth the name. So now it should mean that as and when any foreign friends wish to make a trip to Nepal then that would mean that they intend to denude us within our own territory and the tragedy has been that while they strip us, we ignore their mis-adventures because we have scores of problems at hand to be sorted out, for example, making or breaking of the governments. They enjoy and laugh at us and perhaps report while back home that Nepal is already a lost case now and that no force on earth can save this Himalayan nation from going to the dogs. Though Nepali dogs at times bark albeit inside closed chambers.
The slide is for real.
They tentatively make correct assessments. Let’s admit our own weaknesses. Everything is open. Nothing wrong in admitting our faults of the highest order that we have been committing since the advent of a new system, previously unknown even to students of political science, presumably imposed on Nepal by some “all time wicked friends”.
We need to correct ourselves but unfortunately we have no time.
This has been our fate and we have to adapt ourselves to the order that we took as a benevolent gift. After all gift is a souvenir awarded to one by his or her close friend(s) near and far. And thus the award, good or bad, must be kept in high admiration which is what we have been doing since the past callous five years, to be more precise.
But at what price the gift has been presented to us? It is high time that our Heroes and Builders of new Nepal begin pondering over the cost that we have been paying in accepting the dangerous gifts that they were in essence. It is now a proven fact that those gifts have caused colossal damage to this country. It could be altogether a different matter that the damage caused is being ignored by the declared servants of some alien countries who have already played foul with this nation's national uniqueness and identity as well.
To come to the point.
The handpicked Prime Minister of the Indian protectorate-Bhutan, made a short trip to Kathmandu and while leaving this country he beamingly made certain highly objectionable points which were sufficient enough to abuse this country. Neither the listening media men nor the Nepali leaders later made any objection to what the Nepal born Bhutanese King elevated Prime Minister Thinley talked about the Bhutanese refugees now languishing in Nepali camps since two decades plus thanks the kind courtesy of the Indian regime.
The gist of all that the Bhutanese Prime Minister said that his country doesn't recognize the Bhutanese refugees as the Bhutanese nationals. He further demanded from the Nepal government to prove through certified documents that the refugees in Nepali camps were the real Bhutani nationals. Mercifully he said that "if proven then his country can think of the Nepali concerns".
This does mean that Bhutan now is in a changed mood. Bhutan signaled abundantly that the bilateral talks that were in vogue since two decades or so as regards the repatriation of the Bhutanese refugees stood null and void.
This does mean that if Nepal dares to initiate talk regarding the refugees she should do so from the start which means that the talks that were held in the past decades have had no meaning now.
Frankly speaking, a non-entity from Bhutan showed Nepal its surface which was long overdue. Bhutan proved that Nepali diplomacy is nothing more than cipher and that Nepali diplomats were not only redundant but defunct as well.
The message is clear now from Bhutan.
Bear with the refugees for ever or at best seek the third country support in rehabilitating the refugees abroad.
Nepal should learn some lessons from Bhutan on how to practice diplomacy. A befitting reply from Bhutan to the blood suckers of Nepal.
India deserves admiration for the manner she has been luring Bhutan and the latter perhaps doesn't know what blunders she has been committing by being lured by her immediate neighbor. For each blunders Bhutan will have to pay a very heavy price sooner than later.
By the way Indian minister Krishna too will terrorise the Nepali leaders as is expected during his three days stay in Nepal.
India is more than meets the eye. Be it clear to Bhutan and its Indo-pendent leaders including the new King who was born in Nepal as he himself claimed some time back.
Disregard of Nepali soil.
A day will soon come when Bhutan will have to realize the difference in between its friendship with India and Nepal. The message should be clear to all.