Editor: The Madhesh Vani Weekly, Nepal
Are the gains of the Madhesh movement simply to facilitate some Madhesi leaders in occupying chairs in Singh Durbar and allow him or her to amass wealth? Or is it to serve all and sundry by preserving the accomplished gains?
Mainly, it is found that the development of Madhesh and differences are being compared only with Kathmandu. But apart from Kathmandu, why the Madhesi leaders do not express their concerns and pains as and when Nepal’s inaccessible districts, for example, Humla and Jumla, face from acute diseases, landslides, fire and food shortages?
Those Madhesi leaders who accuse the Pahadiyas that they do not come for support as and when Madhesh is suffering from flood outrage, have they come to the rescue of their own community brethren residing in the remote areas such as Humla, Jumla and Jajarkot?
Today we have come to a critical juncture of the history which demands that we first abandon the notion of caste, community and regional animosity from our inner hearts instead we must collectively work for reviving the pious feeling that primarily we are Nepalese first and foremost.
Rajesh Ahiraj, Nepal Journalist in Naya Patrika daily dated April 26, 2012.