By Dinesh Wagle on December 23rd, 2005 in Wagle’s WebLog
Nepal Communist Party (Maoist) decides to violently disrupt upcoming civil polls after government ignored it’s unilateral ceasefire. That means we will see more violence
By issuing a statement yesterday vowing to disrupt upcoming civic polls, Maoists have strongly hinted at ending the ceasefire. Dr. Tulsi Giri and his boss must be in merry mood. They wanted fight and bloodshed and they are about to get it. They wanted suffering to Nepali people and they will get that once Maoists pull their hands from unilateral ceasefire. Staying in Kathmandu and going through the Maoist statement (plus news published in today’s newspapers) feels like we are about to go through terrible days. “Now everyone will have to bow his or her heads down,” writes editor Narayan Wagle in his latest Kantipur column Peepalbot.com. “Days of guns are about to come.”
Civil polls should be boycotted and disrupted in every possible manner. So, one can question, isn’t this latest Maoist statement helpful to achieve that goal? Not really, because when Maoists talk about disrupting elections they do so by any means including gruesome violence. Peaceful tactics, not violence, should regulate all those “means”. When mainstream political parties announced boycotting of the election, they clarified that everything would be done peacefully. Possible eruption of violence is a serious matter of concern to all Nepalis.
In his latest news conference Dr. Giri openly and shamelessly exposed the autocratic government’s arrogant nature. He claimed that the Feb 1 takeover “have broken the backbone of terrorism and [Maoists’] ability to strike at government installations.” It was widely understood that the through Dr. Giri’s conference, the government expressed its stand over the development. That’s what Maoists also understood. They were waiting for something sensible decision from the government and the government’s attitude toward ceasefire was negative. “By interpreting the ceasefire as our weakness and 12-point understanding with the mainstream parties as a ploy, the feudal forces have stood against democracy and peace,” the release issued jointly by the Maoist supremo Prachanda and his deputy Dr. Baburam Bhattarai states. “They have made public their fascist roadmap through Giri’s mouth.”
[The rebel leaders have also said that they would launch a campaign for “people’s action” from January 26 to February 4 against those filing for candidacy, TKP reports. “People’s action” is a euphemism used by the rebels for physical violence against individuals. Such violence has receded markedly since Maoists announced ceasefire on September 3.’]
26 Responses to “Days of Guns Are Coming”
December 23rd, 2005 at 1:08 pm
I say lets fight the terrorists
December 23rd, 2005 at 1:51 pm
king and party should be together and party should take part in election. maoist should disarm before talk. if not they must be crushed
December 23rd, 2005 at 2:27 pm
here they are, in true face, unmasked one.
December 23rd, 2005 at 2:38 pm
Dont blame Giri and his boss. They know the Maoists all too well and have been knowing their tricks all along. It is the media and the party alliance that have been duped. Now we know the true colour of these terrorists and it is blood red and dripping. The parties have been bloody fools to not side with the King and send these buggers to kingdom come. There will be blood shed and a lot of it, and no thanks to these [icd] parties and the even bigger [icd] the pro party media who have been putting these Maoists on a pedestal for the last ten months. I hope you guys can sleep at night when innocent Nepalis fall.
December 23rd, 2005 at 2:43 pm
Since they are not going to just go away with their bloody agenda, I think there should be no more cease fires and pussy footing about, lets suffer another year or so and completely crush these [icd] terrorists and all those who support them. Let it be absolute. If it is war they want let us all have our great sacrifice and give them a war to end all wars.
Bishnu Chetri Says:
December 23rd, 2005 at 2:50 pm
This Royalist Autocracy government doesn’t want solve the problem of country, in such way King want his system, KG wants non political system so Parties including Maoist fight for LOKTANTRA in Nepal.
After king takeover the power in this country currupted has been increasing dramatically……ministries are mis using power…money they are using for their family and relatives….
December 23rd, 2005 at 3:27 pm
That is what we are surprised to know about the parties concept. They should understand the reality. If they including maoist want ot remove the king, then king and his supporters definately try to defend it. He is also human, how the parties imagine that king will leave the gaddi easily for them in this parties past mistakes and maoist killings situation. How do the people will support blindly to the parties and maoist without their vision to rule this country.
The simply saying of the parites and maoist are; without king everything will be solved. The people are judging them asking them what was the barrier during king Birendra’s regime to rule this country. He was the most democrat king and all the civil war started during the parties and his regime. In the abscence of the king what they will do, they might bring real autocracy then what they called now in future. They might bring more civil war than now. Maoist are playing the game, everyone knows about it. Just yesterday they had killed two innocent people where parties are not concerned about it because they think their mistakes are for the people. If they are concerned with army killings then why not with maoist killings also.
Is there any difference between maoist killings and security force killings innocent people? In some point we think king is more right than 7 alliance parties. But king also should not ignore the parties, he should give hand to the parties and maoist as well. 7 alliance and maoist should be clear about the role of the king whatever it may be ceremonial or constitutional. All should be fair in agreement. Unfair agreement definately bring the tussle. Everyone should be responsible for that not only king. That is what saying of the general people now…
December 23rd, 2005 at 4:42 pm
King Gyanendra forced the CPN (Maoist) to go on war. Still there is unilateral ceasefire. If Gyanendra is ready to handover all the power to the people unconditionally then the question of war doesnot arise.
But [the king] and Royal Army are not ready to handover the power. So, the question not only to the Maoist but also for the political parties arise- what should they do? To bring the power with people they must go in struggle. Only the peaceful protest doesnot bring all things. So, armed stuggle is needed. Parties should also think about it.
Hosh Bahadur Behoshi Says:
December 23rd, 2005 at 4:44 pm
When the leader of any given country is stupid, the people have to suffer. Take for example, Uganda. when there was Idi Amin as President what he did we everybody knows. There are so many things in the books as well. Now we can compare our KG with Idi Amin. Till now when I meet my Ugandan friends, i think they must be like Idi Amin.
There is a likelyhood of public massacre in Nepal under our Idi Amin.
December 23rd, 2005 at 5:08 pm
The very approach taken up by much of the responsible agents in the society are flaud, misplaced if not myopic. Blaming the king, Giri or the army for the sake of it or looking South won’t just solve our problems.
From the king, parties, media to HR and other civic society members need to compromise and be fair in resolving the long standing crisis. The Maoists ought to realise guns won’t build a new Nepal, it will instead (like it has so far) lead towards further destruction, disintegration.
Besides the seven parties, Maoists are the eighth, kantipur is the ninth, so-called HR activists + civic society (sic) members are probably the tenth.
United We Blog is biased and one-sided.
Hosh Bahadur Behoshi Says:
December 23rd, 2005 at 5:26 pm
We are going in the big collusion course. KG wants to direct and supervise this large scale massacre. He does not want to budge, that means that Giri, maoists and seven parties are taking the country to a desaster. Maoists and seven parties tried to solve the problem with 12 points. KG and Military are the stupids.
December 23rd, 2005 at 5:29 pm
If king is Idi Amin then what about maobadi ? Is maobadi is god for killings the devil and how do you categories the supporters of maobadi…don’t fool the people with biasness like kantipur and this blog? People are not devil. Rasing the voice for powerback to people is genuine but pampering the maobadi is different case. Pampering them brings no logic to the people. Their killings and supporting them cannot justify the rights to the people and democracy.
December 23rd, 2005 at 7:11 pm
From the outset KG and TG are always provoking in words and deeds, Maoists and Political parities for confrontation. Why stubbornly talk about election? Almost all the sensible people have realised that there is no military solution to this problem and negotiated settlement is the only solution for peace. Why can not KG sacrifice in favor of the people with international mediation? By his actions so far, does he give any indication that he loves Nepali People. Look at his son and his cronies, given the opportunity he may compete with Idi Amin. If so called intellectual KG is like this how will be the country under Paras, can anybody imagine? We must settle this palace problem now than later. I presume that KG may be more sensible than Paras. Listen to TG, Kamal Thapa and Niranjan Thapa delivering lecture on Democracy. who will not be ashamed.
December 23rd, 2005 at 7:19 pm
Imagine future Nepal when Paras as the King, Tulsi Giri (if still alive) or Jagat Gauchan as the PM, Tanka Dhakal Minister for Information, Senate Shrestha as the Home Minister and Niranjan Thapa as the Defence Minister and so on
December 23rd, 2005 at 8:42 pm
Politics heading towards complete wipe-out of democratic forces
1. The royalists presently don’t seem to kneel down to the demands of the political parties. They will be happy to see the continuation of this deadlock.
2. This so-called alliance between the Maoists and the parties will give a way for the Maoists to enter city centers.
3. Naturally UML will be closer to the Maoists in the future to wipe-out Nepali congress, the royalists and the democratic forces.
4.Unless NC and other democratic forces devise counter mesures to tackle this design the future looks more gloomy for supporters of democracy in Nepal.
5. Sadly NC do not have friends outside the country except India to support their stratgey if they devise one. Who else will support these bunch of fools and corrupts in Nepal except India.
6. Regarding the royalists thier detaste to democracy will bring thier downfall. How long can you rule without popular support?
7. Yet there will always remain a danger that power in Nepal falls in the hands of unified communists, more stronger and develish than the present day communists.
December 23rd, 2005 at 9:47 pm
Experience of the last several years show that UML is a democratic force, they believe in vote and have popular support, why should we doubt them? Girija Congress tried to corner UML terming them as the authoritarian force, and here we are today. Mesh we have now here in Nepal in my opinion is due primarily to conservative royal consipirators who were not happy with declaration of partial democracy in Nepal, followed by communist hate campaign and corrupt and bad governence of Girija, supported by the controversial cout decision of Bishwo Nath Upadhayay and finally blame also goes to Bam Dev Gautam who succeded in splitting UML denying it of majority hence test their governace. The stupidity that ” Girija is Congress and Congress is the democracy” is the venom which basically poisoned the culture of democracy in Nepal in which royal conspirators and so called Maoist (marginalized, frustrated, discriminated young men and women) found a fertile soil to grow.
December 23rd, 2005 at 10:27 pm
I knew it long way back…nothing surprises me..I know maoists from very near…7 parties should have known it..i feel so sorry for GP koirala for signing in the 12 pt with the terrorists…He should be well aware that hundreds of his cadres have been brutally murdered by Maoists Shame on u GP koirala!!
December 23rd, 2005 at 10:29 pm
down with the king, i hope abortion is still restricted when the republic takesover, except for royalists, the king has failed nepal, any idiot could have realised that the truce should have been agreed to, it takes an extraordinary level of ignorance, to oppose a truce
December 23rd, 2005 at 10:54 pm
What will be the end of King, Maorists and political parties conflict?
Who will be the loser and who will be in gain?
Please, tell me – who will be the altimate loser among these three?
Whom the history will favour?
December 24th, 2005 at 12:08 am
What a crazy and divided comments I am hearing in this forum. What a cildish and divided world. Even the blogger Wagle seems to exacerbate the division. What Nepal needs is not a WAR, but PEACE.
I would not mind if the fight is between Gyanendra, Giri, Bhattarai, Prachanda. Why don’t we organize a fair, an open stage fight to see who is really strong- a boxing match perhaps? While these people are the real terrorist to the country, the people who will be killed- are army and maoists- both poor villagers from ethnic communities, who have no other educational and economic opportunities. I don’t think these foot soldiers in both the faction are there by choice. They are not obviously the children of Prachand or Bhattarai, or Gyanendra or Giri. I hear that even the children of Bhattarai and Prachanda are in the US.
DO NOT USE THE POOR ETHNIC VILLAGERS IN THE WAR BETWEEN THESE TO GREEDY BAHUN-CHETRY GROUPS CALLED “MOAISTS’ AND ‘ROYALISTS’. This case as well may qualify for GENOCIDE. Too many ethnic Nepalses have been killed in the fight between these two greedy groups.
STOP RECRUITING POOR ETHNIC NEPALESE IN ARMY AND MAOISTS. IF YOU WANT TO FIGHT, USE YOUR OWN CHILDREND.
December 24th, 2005 at 12:09 am
real touch dude.
the majority is always the winner. so if we look at the mass of supporters the one with the biggest mass is sure to win. now god knows who has the largest supporters. but the corrupts and the autocrats are likely to have less supporters who can eat from their hands.
December 24th, 2005 at 12:55 am
The shameful arrogance of KG is again leading the country to next series of killing and destruction.
The power scenario has changed significantly in last few months. The stablished power lord has alienated many good friends in the country, around the globe. Moaist has garnered plethora of sympathy internationally and is a part of national peoples alliance now, compared to their handful of clandestine friends since the last war.
Maoist will loose apparent support and will be condemned for all their deeds, but the stablishment has more to loose. The reputation of king, goverment, and RNA is at its historic minmum. So is the confidence of RNA. RNA has more too lose in the war. King-RNA top coterie will b deemed responssible for every drop of blood, for not reciprocating two consecutive cease fires from rebels.
KG has so many tricks to keep parties out of the street, why not for maoists to keep them off the war? Instead always provocates to start a war. It is simply because he don’t care about Nepali people. Parties can make his life hard in kathmandu, the protest can make his son face some bricks and stones, and most importantly he has nothing to gain confronting parties. In contrast, he as nothing to loose in war with rebels. In fact he has more to gain in war than in peace.
December 24th, 2005 at 1:00 am
KG is a businessman, he thinks the same way. In terms of loss/gain of power and money. May be we are wrong, we cannot see the world in his way.
Hosh Bahadur Behoshi Says:
December 24th, 2005 at 1:03 am
My only disrespect of the KG is that he is not understanding the magnitude of the problem Nepal is facing today. He does not like to budge from power, does not like to negotiate and compromise for the overall peace in the country. He is inviting the real and present danger. Yes, we know that Maobadis are more dangerous but they have said that they want to lay down their arms under the surveillance of UN if the KG agrees for Constituent assembly. If Kg thinks that he is regarded as Vishnu in rural nepal then why he is afraid of Constituent Assembly. All countries like USA, UK,India and organization like EU and UN are not mad. People gathered in New Baneswor are not mad too. So KG must understand and come to terms for the lasting peace in the counrty. Otherwise, he is doomed to a failure. Only China ( eventhough there is no explicit support), Pakisatan and Russia cannot do anything for Nepal. Nepal’s foreign policy is a total failure.How can a country like Nepal can remain isolated and survive which has the Anti-US, Anti-UK and Anti-India policy in the present day world ?.
December 24th, 2005 at 1:09 am
“..Why can not KG sacrifice in favor of the people with international mediation?…”
Don’t expect that. He is not born to do that. He is born to get a big kick in his ass. just keep practicing some classic kicks!
December 24th, 2005 at 1:45 am
ProNepal:’Experience of the last several years show that UML is a democratic force, they believe in vote and have popular support’
that is just superficial, if you look at their menifesto, their exercise of ballot is just another mean to achieve so called utopia, if they failed, then they will choose another way one like maoists chose. remember maoists also participated in earlier election but could not gain popular support. you know the rest of the story. so dont count on UML people.
on contrary to your ‘experience of the last several years’, i found that communists were blaming Nepali Congress for everything, forced common people to believe that Nepali Congress is bad—thanks to the Kantipur Daily.
now Nepali Congress is subdued, the same people are trying to subdue king also. so dont be fool, someone is trying to make path for maoists and communists.