The other day one of the FM Radio Stations in
The news could have been ignored but my conscience did not allow to me to act as an irresponsible media man of this nation.
The said news, if properly taken into account, does reveal that how the Indian authorities more so the Indian police force treats
I would suggest the South Block mandarins to send a circular to their own education ministry stating that henceforth the latter should teach their innocent boys at the schools that
The radio aired that one Indian policeman entered almost the suburban area of
Later he was taken into
This reminds me of a small but significant event of which I am the witness together with Indian Ambassador K.V.Rajan.
It should have been at the fag end of 1998 that Ambassador Rajan was in Biratnagar. I was accompanying him as the chairman of the Nepal-SAARC Journalists Forum.
It so happened that the local media men had arranged a small trip to Jogbani-the bordering Indian town some four kilometers from Biratnagar.
For the Ambassador’s security, the local administration had deputed one DSP rank of high police official. Ambassador Rajan and Mrs. Rajan occupied the prestigious seat at the back and myself together with the said DSP were seated in the front.
As the car drove from Biratnagar towards Jogbani, the police official whispered some thing in my ear. I got the point. Within minutes when we arrived closer to a Nepali police stations-Rani area-I instructed the driver to wait for a minute.
The Ambassador naturally was surprised to see the sudden halt of the car and asked me Upadhyaya what has happened?
I said, look the police official was having a small pistol in his possession and that he did not wish to enter a sovereign nation-India-equipped with lethal weapon.
The Ambassador was taken aback at the manner the Nepali police official exhibited his Nepali discipline and a sense of respect for
Rajan must have praised the discipline and the respect exhibited by the
The British officials taught their Indian subjects so many things. However, they forgot to teach the Indian police men the discipline. The South Block is thus advised to teach their police men some lessons on International Laws and relations.
Upon return from Jogbani-where the Indian Ambassador was greeted no less than the Indian President-we stooped at the Nepali police post. The DSP ran and took back his pistol. This Nepali discipline.
Needless to say the Indian Ambassador enjoyed the trip to his own home land.