Nepal: Kingly Peace

Democracy For Nepal spots two articles in Indian Newspapers about the King's moves towards peace in the region and has its own opinions.


  • M. Brannon

    Regarding this statement,”He needs to reciprocate the Maoist ceasefire immediately.”
    Wouldn’t that mean the King and Royal Nepal Army should begin massive kidnappings, low grade military attacks, school closures and ransom collections.
    Despite the so-called cease fire, that is what the Maoists are doing. Reciprocate means to return in kind. Lets hope the King doesn’t take your advice.

    Perhaps you missed these story: Interesting to note that Maoists are against local control of schools. Of course being controlled by Internationalists from London the Maoists are totally against native control. WAKE UP BEFORE YOU ARE COLONIZED BY EUROPE AND THE UN!!!

    Killings continue in Nepal even during ceasefire Published:
    Wednesday, 7 December, 2005, 08:25 AM Doha Time
    “The Maoists have abducted over 8,000 civilians, forcibly recruited
    children, tormented and displaced army families and extorted money
    during the so-called truce,”

    KATHMANDU: Blood continues to be spilled in Nepal despite the Maoist
    guerrillas extending their ceasefire with at least six people being
    killed in four days.
    The latest incident late Monday was reported from Dhuwankot village
    in northwestern Nepal’s Gorkha district, home of Maoist leader and
    architect-turned-rebel Baburam Bhattarai, with two guerrillas being
    killed in what the army described as an exchange of fire.
    Prakash Pokhrel and Shiva Karakheti aka Biraj were killed after a
    patrol came under bomb attack, the state media said.
    Three Maoists were killed on December 2, the day Maoist supremo
    Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda issued a statement saying his banned
    Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist had decided to extend their three-
    month unilateral ceasefire by another month out of respect for
    people’s desire for peace and to create an atmosphere conducive to a
    political solution.
    The army said it had lost a soldier the same day when he was hit by
    an improvised explosive device planted by the guerrillas.
    Meanwhile, Nepal’s army chief has accused Maoist rebels of continued
    attacks, abductions and killings despite announcing a unilateral
    General Pyar Jung Thapa said the military was determined to crush the
    insurgency, dismissing their four-month-old ceasefire as “crooked
    tricks” and a “ploy.”
    “The Maoists have abducted over 8,000 civilians, forcibly recruited
    children, tormented and displaced army families and extorted money
    during the so-called truce,” a military statement released yesterday
    quoted Thapa telling troops in eastern Nepal on Monday.
    On Friday, Nepal’s insurgent Maoists extended a three-month
    unilateral ceasefire by one month, a move welcomed by the Human
    rights groups accuse both the Maoists and the Royal Nepalese Army of
    abuses that include torture.
    The Maoists and seven mainstream opposition parties agreed last month
    to form an anti-royal alliance to restore democracy in the troubled
    Himalayan kingdom.
    The European Union and the Swiss government hailed the truce
    extension by the rebels and urged the government to reciprocate. –
    Maoists Force Closure Of Some 500 Schools In Nepal
    KATHMANDU, Dec 15 (Bernama) — Tens of thousands of children in western Nepal are being deprived of their right to study after Maoists forcibly closed some 500 schools, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported, quoting sources close to the teachers’ association in the Himalayan Kingdom.

    Despite their extension of unilateral ceasefire till January 2, the Maoists have forced the closure of 500 schools in Dhading, a district 70 km west of Kathmandu for indefinite period, the sources close to Nepal Teachers Association said.

    Tens of thousands of students are deprived of their right to study after the schools were closed from Sunday, they said.

    The schools were closed following a strike by the Maoist-affiliated All Nepal National Teachers Organisation demanding that temporary teachers be made permanent and also annulment of teachers license provision.

    Earlier, the pro-Maoist students organisation had closed down the schools opposing the government’s decision to hand over school management to the local community.

  • M. Brannon

    RIM has strong ties to both the “afghansis” and the São Paulo Forum.
    An amalgam of nominally Maoist terrorist organizations and guerrilla
    movements, it was founded in London in 1984. For years, its
    headquarters and publishing operations were located in the Russell
    House in Nottingham, England, named for the late Lord Bertrand
    Russell. RIM’s journal, A World to Win, was published for years by
    Russell Press, an affiliate of the one-worldist Bertrand Russell Peace

    To this day, RIM enjoys the protection of the British Crown. Its
    current offices are located in London, which French government
    officials have recently labeled the “headquarters for world terrorism.”

    The British role in creating Maoism

    Old article on Nepal’s Maoist History
    Nepali CP looks
    to armed revolution

    by Ramtanu Maitra and Susan Maitra

    Unlike any other member of the London-based Revolutionary
    International Movement, the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) succeeded
    in coming into power, ruling this strategically placed Himalayan
    State, which borders both China and India, from 1994 through August
    1995. Under the direction of former Prime Minister Man Mohan Adhikari,
    the CPN is a power to reckon with, and will remain so for some time.
    The nearby “Naxalite” parties of West Bengal in India, which are also
    formal and informal members of RIM, have largely submerged themselves
    into tribal and peasant insurgent movements, and continue as a dormant

    The Nepali communist movement is a product of the early 1950s. It
    started at a time when the landlord class, the Ranas, dominated
    Nepal’s socio-political system, including the monarchy. Together with
    the democratic movement under the Nepali Congress party, the
    communists were a part of the anti-Rana movement, but unlike the
    Congress party, began drawing on the support of China, which had
    become communist in 1949.

    The movement received a setback in 1960, when the ten-year-old
    democratic system that freed Nepal from the vise-like grip of the
    Ranas came to an end. King Mahendra dismissed the duly elected
    government of the Nepali Congress party, arrested Prime Minister B.P.
    Koirala and most of his colleagues, and announced a new “partyless
    panchayat system” which continued into 1990. All parties were banned.
    The CPN went underground, but was less seriously hampered than the
    formerly ruling Congress party. CPN meetings were held within Nepal,
    party manifestos were freely distributed, and journals reflecting the
    views of various of its factions were regularly published.
    Beijing vs. Delhi

    It is not clear why the CPN enjoyed these privileges that were not
    granted to the Congress party. But, there is no question that King
    Mahendra, in the wake of growing tensions between India and China, was
    getting closer to the militarily more powerful Beijing, and it is no
    secret that Beijing had close contacts with the CPN. Those were, of
    course, still the days when Mao Zedong was chanting “the eastern sky
    is red,” and pro-China forces were furnished with arms and money
    throughout South Asia, including Nepal.

    Soon, however, the CPN went through the split which hit almost every
    communist party in the region, in the wake of the growing animus
    between Moscow and Beijing. In the case of the CPN, one of the
    founders of the communist movement, Pushpa Lal Shrestha, became the
    flag bearer of the extreme Maoist brand. The differences between the
    two factions, which were branded as moderate and extremist, centered
    on relations with the monarchy. Pushpa Lal Shrestha opposed any
    trucking with the monarchy.

    It was evident, however, that Beijing was not quite ready to take
    sides with Pushpa Lal and forsake King Mahendra, who was issuing
    increasingly anti-India statements, to the chagrin of New Delhi. The
    conflict led to Pushpa Lal fleeing Nepal, and his expulsion from the
    party in 1962. The “royalist” wing of the party, led by Keshar Jang
    Rayamajhi and Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay, managed to keep control and
    maintain a delicate balance of the party’s loyalty between the
    monarchy in Kathmandu, and Mao’s men in Beijing.

    The 1969 release of the future prime minister and landowner from
    Biratnagar, Man Mohan Adhikari, probably the only CPN leader with
    sufficient stature to gain support of all party factions, was an
    important factor in providing the much-needed stimulus for reuniting
    and revitalizing the party. As a result of all this, Pushpa Lal
    Shrestha was brought back.

    The 1970s was a period of consolidation and retrospection for the CPN,
    as it was elsewhere for the communist parties in South Asia following
    the devastating impact of the brutal Cultural Revolution in China.
    Even during this period, the differences within the party hierarchy
    became evident. In 1971, during the uprising in East Pakistan which
    led to the birth of Bangladesh, the pro-Moscow Rayamajhi and the
    Maoist Pushpa Lal hailed the uprising as the “freedom struggle,” but
    the pro-Beijing Man Mohan Adhikari saw the struggle as “an aggression
    of India.”
    New conflicts planned

    The CPN continues to have close relations with North Korea, as do
    several other members of RIM. During the 1994 elections, the posters,
    manifestos, and pamphlets of the CPN were reportedly printed in
    Pyongyang and distributed in Nepal.

    Despite its democratic face, the CPN is not a passive Communist Party.
    In the Himalayan foothills, where Nepal meets India, is the area
    called the terai. Because of the climate and “business opportunities,”
    which often means smuggling contraband from one country to another
    across virtually unmanned borders, the face of the CPN in the terai
    resembles that of the neighboring militants in the Naxalbari area of
    West Bengal, India, the so-called Naxalites. The CPN believes that it
    shares the destiny of armed revolution that the Naxalites attempted in
    West Bengal.

    As the terai is the most politically conscious region in Nepal, and
    has been a traditional base for both the Nepali Congress party and the
    CPN, there is every likelihood that the CPN will choose the area as
    its point of conflict. The CPN’s strong anti-India image fits into
    this situation as well.

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