Dear fellow patriots; Namaste!! Once again, we are calling on all fellow patriots to pay immediate attention to our country’s grave and deteriorating situation. Unless we act now with utmost urgency, it may prove to be too late. The specter and horror of forever losing our beautiful nation to the dust-heap of history has become an all too frightening prospect for us. Our country’s disintegration is impending with a sectarian demand backed up with ever increasing destructiveness: civil strife, …
…unruliness and deadly violence. It has been almost a year since the present regime seized power through riots and the Maoists guns with a twin pledge of restoring peace and democracy. Sadly, peace appears as remote as ever in our once tranquil land. Death, destruction and sorrow continue to haunt people day and night throughout our land. The Maoists, for eleven long years now, continue to live with a daily diet of Nepalese people’s blood and money through violence, threats and intimidations. In the absence of a leader with real plans to confront these grave problems head on, Nepal is drifting straight towards complete chaos. Our societies’ order is rapidly being replaced with anarchy, unity with division, action with paralysis and hope with pessimism. As strange as it may sound, the Maoists, instead of facing justice, are a major part of the government now. The same incompetent and dishonest people, who allowed the Maoists to dehumanize our fellow citizens and perpetrate the most barbaric acts in our history, had no moral qualms about bringing these thugs into the government. Together these two groups have destroyed our cherished hope of seeing a functioning democracy in Nepal during our lifetime. What’s more, historians need not wait to describe this period in our history as the time of national humiliation and shame. This generation will live in infamy for failing to live up to its responsibility in defending the country in its maximum hour of danger. Not a single leader has emerged in defense of our lives, our honor and our national pride. Our morals have sunk, our values have eroded, our economy has been ruined and our Dharma has been vanquished. Our 90-thousand troop national army has submitted to a handful of terrorists, readily agreed to change its name and consented to lay down their weapons. In the meantime, the Maoists have been given full freedom to continue their sinister plot by putting bullets in our people’s hearts and minds to break their will. Consequently, our country is sinking deeper and deeper into a dark abyss. To add further indignity to our agony, outside powers have been invited to settle our domestic problem for the first time in our history. We are impelled to ask: how our society lost its sense of right and wrong. Where is our conscience? If so, where is our sense of outrage? It is evident that the Maoists are not going to change their violent ways, nor give up their weapons and criminal activities. In light of their heinous crimes since the declaration of a ceasefire, we can no longer afford to believe that they will suddenly make a transition from violence to peace and a totalitarian Marxist-state fantasy to democracy. They will continue to perpetrate their inhumanity against our humanity in their determined march to absolute power. It is high time that we come to terms with these harsh facts. Let us also wake up to another ugly reality that an 86-year-old man’s brain-dead policies and hell-bent actions to remain in power will not lift us from the current quagmire we are in. After all, Mr. G. P. Koirala is mainly responsible for desecrating the Nepali Congress, our toddling democracy, our long-and-hard-fought 2046 democratic Constitution and, ultimately, peace in Nepal. As if that was not enough, when he grabbed power last year, he began his work not with a prayer, but by trampling on our age-old Hindu Dharma by removing it from our Constitution. Now he is closely working with his terrorist’s allies to remove our Institution of Monarchy. If we do not stop this man’s atrocities now, he will destroy Nepal in no time. Mr. Koirala, to begin with, never had any credibility to be the prime minister. He revealed his total lack of competency when he failed to demonstrate any principles, morals, ethics and skills to run our country throughout the years he was in power under democracy. Now, he is in power without any legitimacy of being elected by the people. Instead, he was anointed Prime Minister by a purely power-hungry group called the Seven-Party alliance and the Head of the State by the Maoists criminal gang. In order to give the facade of democracy, Mr. Koirala has installed an appointed parliament that includes his daughter, nephews, other relatives and his sycophants, not to mention the Maoists. To maintain his insatiable appetite for power and position, Mr. Koirala follows the Maoists’ dictate at home and runs to a foreign capital at the expense of our country’s honor and vital national interests. Hence, Mr. Koirala would like us to believe that democracy is at work, but we know better; his raw deal cannot be a fair deal. He invokes B. P. Koirala’s name and his infinite wisdom of reconciliation despite the fact that he is never willing to reconcile with his fellow Congress Party workers who have devoted their entire lives as foot soldiers of democracy in Nepal. He never tolerates anyone who questions him and trounces anyone in his path to power. For the sake of his selfish pursuit of power, Mr. Koirala has vilified the King and demonized the army severely undermining our national security. The likelihood of him bringing the country together in the spirit of national reconciliation, unity and cooperation to meet our daunting challenges is nonexistent. In light of the grave and deteriorating situation in Nepal, we can no longer afford to leave our country’s fate and future in the hands of Mr. Koirala. We could begin to help ourselves by asking a couple simple questions: Why is this man still in power? If Mr. Koirala’s intolerable acts and the Maoists’ appalling violence do not compel us to act, what will? Unfortunately, the international community has also done a great injustice to the Nepalese people by misjudging and mishandling the situation in Nepal. Or, they have simply turned a blind eye in order to avoid any responsibility by offering a simple solution to our complex problems, which will neither work nor be acceptable to us. They have supported an unconstitutional and undemocratic government and thus allowed to be entrenched. Rather than of, for and by the people, it is a government of, for and by nefarious politicians and criminal gang, all in the name of so-called peace and democracy. This cannot be the future of our democracy. Peace will not return to Nepal without applying the concept of justice first. Accordingly, for democracy and freedom to take root in our blood-soaked land requires a real fusion of justice, peace and order. If the current political arrangement and the so-called Interim Constitutions are any indication, the future of democracy looks disturbingly very bleak in Nepal. More importantly however, those of us who have an abiding faith and pride in our national independence, our deep-rooted rich multicultural heritage, our Hindu Rashtra and a constitutional monarchy as the symbol of our national unity, must stand up now and steadfastly say no to foreign governments as well as to those who control our government. We cannot allow outside powers to dictate their policies in Nepal if we intend to preserve, protect and defend our unique way of life. In this respect, we cannot afford to leave our national security in the hands of U. N. bureaucrats. The Nepalese people are quite capable in dealing with their own affairs and will determine their own future as they have done for centuries with pride, courage and valor. Our glorious history should speak volumes to our friends and foes. We cannot allow anyone to tear down our country in the name of peace and democracy. As it has already been proven, the current ceasefire and peace process are a sham. The Maoists are simply taking full advantage of Mr. Koirala’s sheer incompetence and folly. Furthermore, the proposed constitutional-assembly election is a farce and fraud. The criminals and crooks, who occupy power now, will never allow the people to think freely, debate without fear, and ultimately render a free and fair verdict. The Maoists assassins are roaming our country at will, blazing guns, terrifying the people. This election cannot and must not be allowed to take place. If it is held, its verdict should never be accepted. Every patriot should move forward with this determination. We also urge everyone to think as a Nepali first and our ethnic or linguistic identity or madhesi or pahadi or eastern or western second. Let us learn to understand and respect each other, have appreciation for our diversity and love for one another. With these spirits in our minds and heart, let us put our common interest before our personal interest. Let us always keep our national unity in our thoughts, actions and prayers. To this end, let us all be guided by the highest ideals of humanity: justice, peace, human rights, freedom and equality. At this turning-point in our history, Nepal summons every patriot to duty.
Vijay K Sigdel Bishal Shah Sher Bahadur Gartaula Kamala Parsai Subhash Nepal Bandana Koirala Nhuchhe N. Dangol Shanta Lal Risal Kuber Thapa Dharmendra Gopali Rishesh K.C. Kamal Pande Bijesh Maskey Neelima Basnet Neeshrita Shrestha Bijay Kharel Shiva Rasaili Sekhar Dhungel Anil Pandey
Coalition for National Unity and Reconciliation in Nepal P. O. Box 4291 New York, N.Y. 10163-4291
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To the Madhesi Friend forgot his name but he made a comment on the topic above…
Do you know when the Britishers were attacking Madhesh it was Pritivi Narayan Shah’s force from Pahad that drove them out. Madhesi’s did nothing to defend themselves. If they did then why, not a single history book has their names listed? I don’t exactly remember the name of the Commander of the troops but I think it was Balbhadra Kunwar’s troop…
I think you guys should do a little study before writing anything.
Just to let you know few things,
One of the main source of Nepal’s revenue generation is the money send by the Nepalese people living outside Nepal.
Nepal exports $822 worth of goods worldwide and NRN plays a key role in those exports. The contribution made by NRN would make a long list. Nepalese living outside Nepal are also very much concerned in Nepal’s current political crisis as the Nepalese in Nepal are. As far as the investment in Nepal is concerned people have always been eager to invest in Nepal. However, the war that Maoist took their hands on, have left all the investor to think not twice but ten times before breaking a deal in Nepal.
Someone brought a topic about Prof. Mohammad Yunus but he was not aware of the fact that Prof. Mohammad Yunus studied in United States and stayed there for a long time teaching. So folks DO SOME RESEARCH BEFORE YOU WRITE ANYTHING.
If you are so proud of the achievements that the Jana Andolan II brought could you list some for me please. Coz I haven’t seen anything fruitful as a result of the Andolan. Country is still in chaos; as a matter of fact security has worsened in the capital than in the King’s direct rule. The only great identity of ours “World’s Only Hindu Kingdom” has been stripped off of our soul. Did the so call democratic parties did any referendum on this? NO. They made this decision overnight in India under the 12 point agreement with the Maoist? Shouldn’t they ask for the people’s view before taking such a big step?
Nepal’s main source of income is based on Tourism and a big part of Nepalese tourism is based on Nepalese Religion, Culture and our centuries old Hindu Rituals. I don’t understand how they would make the tourism better by making Nepal a secular state when everything depends upon Religion.
You accuse us of leaving Nepal but the modern youth of Nepal (most of them) can’t even say which tithi (date) Shivaratri falls on, rather you would know which date Valentine’s Day is on.
So stop blaming us (Nepalese living outside Nepal) for leaving Nepal we haven’t left Nepal rather we have spread our motherland’s true identity all over the world.
of course, people will decide once Maoists terror, intimidation and extortion ends.
oh, and u are so so educated… for all ur talk about democracy, let the poor naive and uneducated ppl decide themselves. who are u to dictate what ppl sud believe or not?
Nepalese are poor, mostly uneducated, and naive. BUT they are not commies.
thaha, i am a journalist. i write news that u read.
yes, there are killings (more by the state, i would say) and abductions by the maoists but things are FAR MORE better than they used to be for most nepalis (other than u KTM elites). i bet u are so out of touch with the common nepali ppl that u don’t know that nepal is overwhelmingly leftist. keep shouting in everest and ur other online blogs, 99% nepali, fortunately, can’t even hear u. why do u ktm elites shout democracy and then think village ppl can’t make their own decisions? come elections, and u shall see.
hey anti-gyane, do u not read the news,or just plain dumb and ignorant? People are being abducted and killed everyday by the maoists and their affiliates. Pawan is right. The country is being hijacked by the maoists and has already take most of the 7 parties as their hostage. Wake up Nepal or you will sleep for ever. It’s time the literate and the preveleged people in kathmandu take part in shaping the future of this country, or else you will have no country left to live in.
1. north korea is also very removed from us.
2. you are very removed from the maoist insurgency (of course, living in KTM or some foreign country). for ppl in the villages, most ppl in nepal (may i add), this is a positive momentum. they no longer get killed or threatened or tortured by the Royal Nepal Army or the Maoists.
what’s positive momentum to u? being able to gulp down american cold-war era propaganda?
positive momentum? Or maoists hijacking the country? guys above (including Coalition for National Unity and Farce) clearly failed to see the greater manace of commie taking over the whole country. holocaust and Germany is very remote for you to make it an argument here. If you guys are confortable with commies then there is nothing to add.
in germany, it is illegal to deny the holocaust, as in some other countries in europe. that is a violation of freedom of speech. so do u think germany too is the “democratic people’s republic of germany”. in exceptional circumstances, there has to be a limitation to your lofty ideal democracy. and nepal’s transitional period is one such exceptional time. if you let regressionalists talk and act in whatever way they want, there is a serious risk of derailing our positive momentum. not least because the army is still loyal to the king. or are u totally unaware about the dakshinkali incident? they played the old natl anthem, and gunfire salutes to the king.
royalists have to be restricted at this time.
or do u share the definition with our PM for lifetime Girija , “yo jeet sabaiko jeet ho. yo jeet panchako pani jeet ho”. Oh… what an idea of inclusiveness.
whatever you babble here, just dont confuse yourself democracy with democratic people’s republic of korea alright?
pawan, so u have gone through the definition of “democratic people’s republic of korea.”
what’s wrong in the definition if that resembles some fascist state’s. our Gyanendra had also a lofty definition.
if u can please suggest a better one, will u.
dovan, your definition of democracy sounds like one that belong to “democratic people’s republic of korea.”
learn the difference between democracy and democratic people’s republic of korea will you.
people do misinterpret the term ‘democracy’.
Democracy doesnot mean that everything is fine .
In democracy,there is no space for fascism, feudalism,extremism, regression anything that weakens the foundation of democracy.
Poeple like in this coalition should be confronted then and there.
तिमीहरु EU का ब्लगरहरु कत्ति न प्रजातन्त्रबादि भनेर के गम्कन्छौ त? अलिकति पनि बिरोधि आवाज सुन्दा किन तिमीहरुको
कन्चटको रौँ तात्छ? तिमीहरुलाई राजाको बिरोध गर्न मन लाग्छ भने, अरुहरूलाई पनि त समर्थन गर्न मन लाग्छ होला नी।
किन लाटाले केरा भन्न नपाए जस्तै एक स्वरमा चिच्याएका? यो दोभान भन्ने केटी त झनै नहुने। न्वारनमा हुक्काको पानी पिलाइएकी जस्ती।
This is kind of Nepali picture – everyone in the poliitcs and everyone not in the politics: everyone talking and very few of them acting. Some of these Nepalis would like to do cheap politics even here in the US. No one counts them in US and they start doing long distance poilitics via e-mail and media. Nepalese media is always giving extra attention to these Nepalis in US and abroad. Many of these people are losers and many of them have lost their identity and they are in search of that after they have reached mid-life and have suddently awakened that they have nothing – their kids have left, they are about to retire and no one here in the US knows them and no one cares about them. I hate those who wants to do politics in Nepal serving foreign land while they have energy and while they are bit useful.
Geeta – the Geeta Lover!
well..i think we guys at Nepal were lost thanks for opening our eyes. Ha…If u flip the pages of history u will find not a single nation after revolution reaching the apex outrightly.
well we need someone who has faith in Nepal and its residents not someone who preach from abroad and present that Nepal is going through her worst time ever. just dont preach guys.. come and invest in Nepal. If you guys have a vision, you wouldnt sit there and present scary picture to the world. Instead of forming “Coalition for National Unity and Reconciliation in Nepal” form something like “Coalition for Investing in Nepal” and encourage people to invest here. Well you guys stay in the US, learn from what Warren Buffet (investment perspective) did and apply something similar to that in Nepal. Learn from what Prof. Mohammad Yunus did in Bangladesh. You dont need to be in a developed economy to flourish and seed grains of development.
We, in Nepal are optimistic about our condition and u guys need not be pessimistic. I never had heard someone showing his Patriotism by being hyper pessimistic about the country where he was born…ha..an irony…
Long live our optimism and our faith and our endeavors to take Nepal to the top..
good bashing to “Coalition for National Unity and Reconciliation in Nepal ” from New York.
all nepalese are excited to make a new better nepal and bunch of these foreign idiots whining for their lost privilege.
now stop manipulatng ‘nepali nationalism’ to justify your feudal monarchy.
people say that migration is a problem but nepal has been a better place getting rid of u guys.
btw, why don’t u invite your beloved king Gyanendra there ?
afterall, Bush loves all autocratic leaders as long as they are against Communists.
yo, if u a patriot, leave the US and come to Nepal. stop bithcing at us nepalis living in nepal, working for nepal. i remember how when the april uprising started u guys had the same rhetoric – nepal is being destoryed, oh my god what is happening to nepal, why the riots… blah blah blah. sick of all u rich ppl in the US who always say u are patriotic. in fact, much like the ranas and shahs, u guys are leeches sucking off the blood of us hard working decent nepalis. just look at ur last names, man – shah, and all bahun chettris. and btw, nepali is not my first ethnicity. i have no second ethnicity. i am a madhesi, and i am not a nepali (if u are talking about ethnicity). as for being a nepali (as in nation-state), u have excluded me for too long. until my children can enjoy the same privileges as u guys (am not talking about stealing from the ppl like u guys did), hell, i am ashamed to be a nepali.
u guys are scared, aren’t u? scared that the new nepal cud just turn out to be inclusive, that ur share of the pie might get a wee little smaller. ha! move aside. we have risen. we are awake. none of u or ur regressionist forces can do anything to stop our revolution, even with all your nepal army and millions of dollars. this is the tsunami that shall wipe all y’all away. and for good.