What it means when Nepal is weak?

telegraph editorials

A completely exhausted and feeble sort of government that we have now has unfortunately dared to fight on several fronts at a single stretch.

The opposition movement is on and the Mohan Baidya led front has been asking Chairman Prachanda as to why did not advocate for the incumbent CA body dissolution on the fateful evening when Nepal perhaps lost its past glory and preferred to write a black history of its own. The sad event that it was indeed, however, the compulsions of the opposition that created ugly scenes inside the august body could be easily understood as it needs no extra qualifications.

If we believe to what the Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Chairman Upendra Yadav had to say about the sad CA event then whatever happened on that evening was nothing more than the practical use of the famous Newtonian laws of motion whose third rule talks of “to every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”.

Yadav has simplified the event in a scientific manner that explains as to why there was the occurrence of the event and what had to be done in such a moment when Newton’s third law were at hands.

Needless to say, the ruling coalition is not that very strong enough to deter the high voltage movement, perhaps enjoying alien tacit support, that may have been in the pipeline, and act in a manner that is being designed by the Nepali Congress and the UML. Understandably, there would be no easy going and if so then the nation ultimately will have to pay a very heavy price. Thanks the peaceful and dumb Nepali population that they have now been accustomed to brave any sort of issues and national calamities, albeit a political one, since the last change of 2005-6.

We the people feel something missing when there are no Nepal Closures, street agitations and the likes. We now enjoy as and when such frightening movements take place. It has become more entertaining that a bane and what “we the people” preferred for ourselves, if “we the people” recall our past deeds- good or bad.

We the people should now feel the brunt as it was “we the people” who encouraged such sad events to take place in a peaceful country that we have had until not so in the distant past.  Now that we brought the change for good so let’s hope that things will improve for the better so long as Nepal as a nation-state remains in the world map. Bids are afoot to split the nation. Very sad.

As if the troubles were not enough, the ruling coalition has begun teasing the foreign based diplomats and lectures being made scolding the foreign envoys not to exceed their diplomatic limits. Some made lectures against the Kathmandu based Ambassadors from the developed West asking them what they mean by the term democracy? Such insulting and humiliating acts should not have been done which may not only have embarrassed the diplomats concerned but also to a greater extent irritated their conscience and the stance taken by those countries on some Nepal issues.

The government, if at all it is in place, must recall the sad event wherein during the Royal regime the Nepali foreign ministry summoned the then US Ambassador, James F. Moriarty, and sought clarifications from him on the comments by the envoy on certain Nepali issues. The event irked the US envoy to the extent that within a month or so, the entire politics got catapulted and the then monarch was the target. The regime changed.

Now what if those irritated Ambassadors, powerful as they are, join their hands just for two hours? Needless to say, the combined efforts may see yet another regime change. However, we hope that wisdom shall prevail among the insulted foreign envoys and they will take no such actions against the people whom they love and honor. But wasn’t it an affair invited by the diplomats themselves? Their erratic acts must not be ignored.

Be that as it may, this should not mean that we at this paper endorse their views, as stated in their “rejoinder” but yet we hope that both the conflicting parties should join hands in the spirit of being friendly to each other. The diplomats may have done wrong, they did it, but yet the ruling coalition should have told them in private not to commit such acts in the days ahead. The interested Nepali media blew the issue out of proportion which may have also irked more the distinguished envoys. With eighteen hours of load shedding each day and forwarding the begging bowl at time of the presentation of the fiscal budget that Nepal does, and the social fabric of the society remaining in a tattered state, the nation as such has no moral right to chide the foreign envoys under any pretext or the other. It is our own weaknesses that have degraded our personality that we enjoyed some years ago. And this allowed the diplomats to ride on us. Have we gone so weak? Very freshly, Nepal PM met with the EU envoys. It is not clear yet as to whether Nepali PM scolded the envoys or vice versa? The EU envoys have converged. This means we have some bad news in store.

The message is loud and clear. 

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