Painting The Royal Away: We Will Never Forget This

painting monarchy away...removing the word royal

As overwhelming majority of Nepali people are ready to get rid of monarchy from Nepal, people have started to remove signs and symbols of monarchy from public places. Take the photo above as an example. Artists today deleted the word ‘royal’ from a sign board at Nepal Association of Fine Arts (NAFA) this afternoon. NAFA functions under, well, we too delete the word here, _ _ _ _ _ Nepal Academy. In a place where symbols do matter, such development will have significant impact. Man on the right in the photo above is prominent painter Kiran Manandher. The parliament is expected pass a historic proposal on Monday that will drastically cut the rights and privileges of the royals in Nepal. Pic by Bikash Karki

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  1. The Royal Nepalese Army and the imperialist agency in Nepal
    by Pratyush Chandra from zmag.org
    May 11, 2006

    After King Mahendra (Gyanendra’s father) and his Royal Nepalese Army (RNA), overthrew his government in 1960, the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Nepal BP Koirala asked himself in his jail diary: “Is the democratic system in Nepal compatible with the preponderance of the Nepalese Army?” After five decades of the democracy movement in Nepal, this question still haunts the Nepalis. Mesmerised by the royal proximity, Nepali democrats have time and again lapsed into amnesia, comfortably and willingly. But by one or another way the question has found expression and has been answered negatively in the popular upsurges and daily struggles of the downtrodden.

    As Nepal’s foremost revolutionary leader Prachanda stated, just after the royal coup in February 2005, “Ultimately, the so-called royal proclamation of February 1 has not only exposed the irrelevance of reformism in the Nepalese politics, but also shattered the collective lethargy of the parliamentary political politics.”. Although the reinstatement of the old parliament once again poses the danger of the relapse of the “collective lethargy”, the politically charged Nepali masses are ever watchful of the parliamentarist deviations. Along with the issue of forming the Constituent Assembly, the question of controlling the RNA is going to be one of the decisive (and divisive) elements in the course of the Nepali democratic revolution.

    This army has been the major force behind enforcing the betrayal of the democratic aspirations of the Nepali people for more than five decades. Nevertheless, as Marxist-Maoist leader Baburam Bhattarai rightly notes, “Any ordinary student of military science would know, the victory or defeat of a particular army ultimately depends more on its social class base and the political goal.” And, “the feudal reactionary nature of the royal army and its complete hegemonisation by the ruling Shah-Rana families may be gauged from the fact that of the thirty commander-in-chiefs since 1835, twenty-six belonged to the ruling Shah-Ranas and four to their close courtiers, Thapa-Basnets. Hence, there should be no doubt, at least to the progressive and modern-minded, that the current fight in Nepal is précised for ending this age-old feudal tyranny and to usher in a real democracy suited to the 21st century.”

    The RNA has been the major “saboteur”, “with the prompting of some foreign powers” (whom we are all familiar with) in every peace talk in Nepal. Its time-tested principal method of sabotage is senseless massacres of the civilians in the name of defending its soldiers against the revolutionaries while the peace process is going on. In 2003, “the most serious and provocative incident was the massacre of nineteen unarmed political activists by the RNA in Doramba (Eastern Nepal) on the very day of start of third round of talks on August 17”. Again, a few days back on April 29, on the eve of GP Koirala’s swearing in ceremony as a result of the mass upsurge that we saw recently, “Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) launched an aerial attack on a peaceful mass meet called by the CPN (Maoist)… An RNA chopper rained bullets on the mass meet organised in the jungle adjoining a human settlement, where around 10,000 civilians were gathered for the program”.

    The RNA is definitely a major concern, as it gets more and more desperate about its own future with the debilitating royalty. International powers that have been arming the reactionary RNA are already having meetings with its chief and other officials, enquiring about their Will.

    The recent visit of US Assistant Secretary for South Asia, Richard Boucher is a pointer in this regard. He did not meet with the beleaguered monarch, rather chose to remain satisfied with his direct meeting with the RNA chief Pyar Jung Thapa.

    On April 3, in a press conference after the meeting, Boucher was asked whether he thinks “the Royal Nepalese Army is going to be one of the decision makers in future instead of parliament”.

    Boucher’s reply was, “I don’t think I quite used the word decision maker, but I said something like that. I think that the army is going to have a very important role to play. The army has to help defend the nation; it has to help defend the nation against threats. They also have to be able to implement the ceasefire, and carry it out. So I wanted to check with the army and see, first of all, that they were supporting the political process, that they were supporting the civilian leaders in Nepal, and second of all talk to them about how they saw their job in the days ahead, and how, when a civilian leadership wanted us to, we could support them in the future.”

    What a mode of professing a civilian control over the RNA! A US official makes an official visit to find the will of the Army chief directly, whether he supports the political process or not, instead of asking the government to ensure the submission of the RNA to the civilian control.

    However this incident is not at all surprising, since US Ambassador James Moriarty’s chief job after the 12-point agreement between the parliamentary forces and the Maoists last year has been to defend the RNA’s existence in every significant statement. He has been trying hard to mobilise the moderate and wavering democrats and former prime minsiters, like GP Koirala and Sher Bahadur Deuba who were the main exponents of using the RNA to crush People’s War till recently. Replicating Conan Doyle’s Professor Moriarty – a Supervillain or the “Napoleon of Crime”, the US Ambassador time and again has been tying to make the democrats, who lack Moriarty’s “common sense”, understand the virtue of not weakening the RNA, which he calls, in one of his nauseating self-proclaimed “provocative” speeches, “the parties’ one logical source of defense”, despite the well-known fact that it has never respected the self-styled democratic leadership.

    If we can learn something from the US’s history of imperialist intervention and of nurturing military juntas, we can at least be sure of the US’s desperation in Nepal to preclude the Nicaragua-type situation, where the revolutionaries disbanded Somoza’s army, and even after the Sandinistas’ defeat in 1990, the Sandinista Army remained as the popular national army and the prime vehicle of democratisation (notwithstanding a considerable dilution of the army’s revolutionary character). As an ex-Nicaraguan Army chief Joaquín Cuadra Lacayo said in the year 2000: “Despite everything the Sandinista revolution eventually led to free elections and democracy, and…the Sandinista People’s Army became the National Army of Nicaragua. For the first time in the history of Latin America, an army that was born as a guerrilla force and matured as part of a government became an army for the nation without political overtones.” In spite of the fact that the ruling elite of Nicaragua has reversed the major gains of the Sandinista Revolution, and the military is completely integrated with the State, the popular revolutionary past of the Army officials and Sandino’s portraits in military headquarters and offices still haunt the US and the local elites. An obvious question for the global hegemony today is: where will the army be once the new radicalism that is gripping Latin America affects Nicaragua? Obviously, the Nicaraguan arrangement can never keep paranoiac imperialists at ease. Therefore ensuring a premature disarming of the Maoists, without crushing the R(oyalty) of the RNA, is the prime game plan of the international hegemonies and their local cahoots in Nepal.

    Only such design will ensure the demobilisation of the revolutionary intent of Nepal’s downtrodden that has been heightened during the decade-long People’s War, politically rejuvenating every section of the society. The imperialist network fears that this rise of the red scourge in this supposed “backwater” of global capitalism will blow away the mirage of the new Asian “miracles” in the region, who have been long fishing their booty in these same “backwaters”. With the struggle of democratisation at every level succeeding in Nepal, and the possibility of an open mobilisation, by the “Maoism in the 21st century”, of the proletarians, semi-proletarians and poor peasantry, there is a danger that the class conflict will spread throughout the region, providing “plenty of recruits for Maoist armies and other forms of resistance to global capitalism”, as Alex Callinicos puts it.

  2. I have visited Nepal on countless occasions and I really love the place. You guys have a fantastic country and it is you youngsters that are the future of the nation. You need to think with a sober head on your shoulders and not follow what everyone is doing because they are doing it. Think first before you act.
    I dont care a hoot who governs this beautiful country but I look forward to peace so that I can come back every year.
    I see here a lot of mudslinging going on towards The King…Guys don’t mind me saying this but I think (MY VIEW) tempers are targeted at the wrong people.
    Need to ask yourselves what made The King take power, if I am not mistaken it was because of the misrule of the political parties. I feel that the great institution of democracy can never be in danger, if the politicians that the people elect, do their jobs the way it is supposed to be done.
    The priority in Nepal I feel should be to FIRST bring peace, establish a constituent assembly, bring the Maoists to the main stream in politics after disarming and then decide the role of the King in your country.
    It seems to me that you guys are being lead towards hatred to The King so that you can forget all the misdeeds of the politicians and ofcourse the Maoists.
    Dosent’s bother me if you guys decide to get rid of the King or if you guys want the Moaists to rule your country but I think it is high time you guys channel your tempers to the bring peace. Ask the politicians what they plan to do with the corrupt who were in power earlier, they should not be in office. I believe your current PM is involved in a lot of scams while in power. Grow up guys and make Nepal what it needs to be a “HEAVEN ON EARTH”

  3. We hate the king not because he is not for democracy but because he is anti-Nepali people. If it was not for the king I am sure Nepal’s Maoist problem would have been solved by now. Don’t forget he started interfering directly since October 2002. Tell me which country doesn’t have corrupt or inefficient politicians? If it wasn’t for the king’s power grab and the Maoist insurgency I am sure people power/public pressure would have corrected the problem of corrupt and inefficient politicians to some extent. Every young democracy has teething problems, they can’t be corrected overnight. Now we have to start all over again because the politicians are the same corrupt ones. The foolishness of the king’s actions have set us back by at least four years-four years in which thousands of Nepali’s have died needlessly, many more suffered untold misery and the country’s economy brought to the point of collapse. We don’t hate the king blindly-we hate him for a very good reason.

  4. oh shut up kirat!!!!! what are you on about???? do you rembember deuba??????? all problems started there!! its the failing of democracy and leaders in nepal that led to the maoist problem!!!!! if leaders of political parties have acted loyal to nepalese people and put interest of nepalese in front of their own and their family the situation would have not arised!!!!
    we need to line up all corrupt and ediot leaders in the middle of streed and shoot them then all problems will be solved…
    Nepal needs king!!! king is god and his word is the word of divinity!!!
    nepal will never florish until we have king ruling nepal… all these anti royalis are strom it will come and go very quickly but the one that stays is the king…..

  5. GOOD, Kirat I like it. One thing I would like to say is that the political parties were heavily wrong at that period of time from 1990 to 2002. But having said that I do not want to purify the King from all misadventures and misdeeds he committed to the people. We have to accept that our leaders are to blame for corruption and mismanagement of the economy and democracy.

    From the very beginning, they were not interested in the welfare of the people but themselves and the party. Still there is belief in them that whoever will have more money, that party will be able stay at the power centre for the long time.Now, it is the misdeeds of the party they have developed the culture of brokers in the society. In this I like the words coined by the Maoists “DALAL PUNJIPATI”. If see any sector of the economy, there is either Dalal of Congress or UML or of other political party. There is networking of dalals everywhere and every Ministry. Who developed it ? Parties and the leaders. And before 24th of April, may be it was King’s dalals who were ruling. This system was created by the parties.

    The system of revenue “leakage” in the customs offices in the country was created by the leaders.Many leaders became reach along with civil servants. They gave a lot of financial benefits to MAADE and other merchants. They used to get “mahinabari” from the businessman and civil servants. If the customs revenue are raised honestly, we have a lot money which can sustain our budget.But now the economy has already been damaged but you can revive it.

  6. ha! ha!I am now more convinced that if the king had stayed away from politics corrupt leaders like Deuba, Girija and Makune would have been history by now. The people would not have been distracted and would have kicked these old geezers out.

  7. What the hell man, don’t support your stupid king. Don’t consider him GOD But he has the DOG mentality. if he was agod he would not have killed and injured his own cir=tizen. It is the minimum basic needs of the quality of a ruler. Now he can say that he was misguided by Tulsi Giri or Sharad Chandra or Kamal T. But this King is a fool. I can cry from the roof of the PETRONAS tower.

  8. hey guys,

    take a rest…..have a coke and a smile…
    ….raja, spa ke baza, jungle ke gaaza is not going to work…….unless baaza gaaza et al look forward for the PEACE that alleviates the suffering of the poor !!!

  9. Yes Kirat. When King took power, many people gave him the benefit of doubt.Instead of ruling to be better than the parties rule, he started hitting very hard the political parties and did not try to solve the Maoists problem. He took the power saying that terrorism is growing and parties are corrupt. The end result of the King’s rule was that he was more corrupt than the parties and Maoist problem increased during his capture of power. He asked the security forces not to go heavily against Maoists because it was only the raison d’etre of his rule. He took the power for 15 long months, have you seen that RNA going offensive against the Maoists only once ?

    RNA were within the confinement of the barracks eating MAASU BHAT and if the Maoists attacked, they responded. That’s all what they did.Even if the King would have been succeded to solve the problem of Maoists, people would have respected him. He was actually more incompetent than Deuba, our ROBOT.

  10. I just think that the king’s actions just gave a new lease of life to idiots like Deuba, Girija and Makune and totally derailed the democratic process. The people were getting very resentful of the SPA leaders incompetence and corruption and would surely have rejected them for new leaders-a natural step forward in democracy. But what with the violent Maoist insurgency on one hand and a power hungry king on the other, the focus on good governance was totally sidelined. What a waste of lives, time and money. Now we have to start all over again with the monkeys Deuba, Girija and Makune!

  11. without monkey..there is no fun …..monkeys eat bananass, steal bananas….throw bananas….all of us can become rameetez….and enjoy…and when the clock strikes 5pm..we can all go home….long live the monkeys…..

  12. Nepalese monkeys are everywhere from Pashupatinath to Swayambhunath to SinghDurbar going all the way to Rolpa and finally arriving in the capital of Great Monkeyland called as Delhi.

    In the great land of monkey our red bottom monkeys were eating bananas for free. We had enough of Green bottom’s, yellow bottom’s and others. Red Bottom’s willing to come home.
    How to adjust all monkeys with limited bananas at home is a difficult task.

    BUT

    Long live Nep. Monkeys

  13. coke, don’t forget the dumb ape at Narayanhiti. I know you a soft spot for dumb apes!

  14. With the above discussion regarding India, my position is that we must get our house in order and make ourslves stronger economically. If this Maoist insurgency was not there I think we would have been doing better than India in terms of our human development indicators.
    I put the blame for all these unfair treaties etc. on own leaders!

    As much as I hate the political leaders, I will still say that Nepal was better post 1990 era than the panchyat era. Despite the curruption, mismanagement etc. things were still improving. It takes time for a democracy to work and for people to realize what a democracy means. You can’t have hundreds of years of oppression and suddenly expect a democratic system to function effiently in an instant!

  15. With all this TANDAV NRITYA during the last 15 months and Maoists increasingly becoming powerful, We must pray that the leaders and Party cadres would develop good virtues and self-descipline. They must correct themselves from the past misdeedes and mistakes. HONESTY, TRANSPARANCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY should be the key words for future. Otherwise, same vicious circle will start again.As BP had said that a photo of oor people should be kept in all the offices of the Govt. so that Ministers and bureaucrats would have effects on their minds to serve the poor people.

  16. Deuba is a new disciple of Surya Bahadur Thapa.

    He was the one responsible for dissolving parliament and opening way for Kings takeover.

    Sacked two times for incompetence by his Royal Master, he is still howling his same blabla.

    This guy is too much. Seems like even with his LSE studies and his wife’s harvard studies, this couple still need to be taught how to shit properly in a toilette. They are still looking for pakhas.

  17. Deuba is a new disciple of Surya Bahadur Thapa.

    He was the one responsible for dissolving parliament and opening way for Kings takeover.

    Sacked two times for incompetence by his Royal Master, he is still howling his same blabla.

    This guy is too much. Seems like even with his LSE studies and his wife’s harvard studies, this couple still need to be taught how to sh_it properly in a toilette. They are still looking for pakhas.

  18. I just listened to Deuba’s interview in BBC Radio. He is talking GOL MATOL. I feel pity about Deuba’s Central Committe members and cadres.He is the biggest culprit in the Nepali politics. He is King’s and American’s biggest chamcha. Tomorrow, let us go to his house in Budhanilakantha to speak with him.

  19. This is the tragedy of Nepali society-Deuba got to go to LSE (don’t know what he did there though) and his wife got to get a doctorate in the US. They comeback to Nepal and instead of helping the country with what they learned abroad all they seek is self-promotion at the cost of the welfare of the country. Nepali society really produces crappy ‘elites’.

  20. i dont know what Shyal Bahadura said in SPA meeting, but its good idea that let the King hold that title. in case the Prachanda and Co decides to share power with SPA its good thing to have–what you call it Check and Balance act?

  21. Kirat,
    I took the pain of verifying what Deuba did in LSE by going through the school’s website. This guy has not done any degree awarding course. Instead, he seems to have appeared donor sponsored 9 month holiday to learn basic things (like English as a special language or another crap), as he was a disciple of KP Bhattarai. So if he says he is LSE graduate, public needs to know what on earth did he got his masters or doctoral degree, if he ever got one of those elitist-in-name-only qualification.

    About Arju, she has done proper schooling. But her speciality is being a specialist and extracting funds from spending happy donors. Talk about her concrete contributions and its almost zero. Her only remarkable contribution is the self contribution in terms of Dollar denominated salary. Gender equality and women empowerment seems to be her begging bowl.

    We need to unmask these fake saints!

  22. House proclamation deferred because these netas havent’ learnt their lessons they still want to be powerful ministers.
    Now new Andolan should be started against different political parties demanding to resign all previous ministers and pm. Making them leave the top positions of their political party and handing over to the new generation.

  23. Thanks artha! What a waste these two have been! Deuba we all know is a joker (and he got to be PM so often) but even his doctorate wife seems not much of a better person. I guess her influence on him has only been negative.

  24. Deube was advocating that King should be given Supreme commander in Chief of the Army without Uniform. He was giving the example of Indian president etc. The King in this circumstances can act as Supreme C-in-C only on the basis of recommendations of the PM.

    But my question is having all the sufferings at the hands of the King, could we still trust him ?
    It would be like DUDH KO SACHHI BIRALO. He can again come back sprawling like a wounded tiger to kill all Nepalese.He even imprisoned Deuba himself without PM Deuba’s reccommendationon on the 1st of Feb..Ha Ha Ha !!!

    Another point, I never knew that Arzoo had gone to US for Doctorate. May be in a short course of 3 months.

  25. We should jail Deuba right now. That idiot can only do damage to our country.

  26. If we make King again the Supreme Commander, one fine morning he will say that I felt danger to our security and sovereignty from a foreign country so I took power under the Article so and so (provided by Deuba).It would be like Idi Amin having a dream in which God was telling him to expell all Indians from his country.

  27. hey kirat,
    its Thokatantra that sends anyone to jail who dont agree with you. that is not Lokatantra man.

  28. Only recent wiseman I found is a Colonel.He is non other than Col. Kadaffi. He seems to be a lot wiser than his contemporary Saddam. Now he is inviting Americans to his country as investors not with guns to kill Libyans.

    Whereas we are hanging beween Loktantra and Thoktantra but we want THIKTANTRA.

  29. and what if commander in chief Prachanda say he feel insecure from whatever and decides to takeover the power. i am sure Laymen you are not going to like it either. so there come the check and balace act.

  30. pawan,
    Tell us who is being jailed based based on their beliefs? If you talk about some moron ex-ministers, remember that they were not jailed right after the restoration of parliament. I think all the leagl procedures have been followed. If you don’t like that you can challenge that decision in the court of law. Most of us believe that they committed crime against the people. They will get what they deserve.

  31. As far as I am concerned, I never thought of Prachanda taking over power in Nepal. He is just a leader of an armed gang created first by Prince G and developed by India and Indians.

    Because, China which is the birthplace of Maoism, does not accept them as Maoists.I still do not think that they are pro-poor people. They are enmies of the people otherwise they would not have killed the poor people. If they were real revolutionaries, they would have already eliminated Govind Raj,Khum Bahadur, Bal Bahadur, Chiranjibi, Gupta, Gachhedar etc.

    Were we fortunate enough to see such things from them ? No, instead according to our information they were taking money from these corrupt politicians to kill poor people. What a revolutionary ?

  32. well i was responding to kirat above, want to see shyal bahadura behind the bar. i dont mind if kamal thapa and co rot in jail, these guys betrayed the king by giving all sort of wrong advice. but still one has to follow the rule and regulation. is’t it the same think that is being used against the thapa and co that they themselve used to do with makune and co.? i think so, man.

    laymen do not put such faith on Prachanda–the leader of criminal gang.

  33. Pawan,
    From your earlier post, it seems that you are advocating the king as supreme commander because prachanda will takeover. And you think King is better person to defend our country. No man , that is the most old theory of the second half of the 20th Century. PM as Commander in Chief can better protect us from the menca of prachanda than the King. Because with an elected PM , the people are behind him.PM also doesnot take decision single handedly like the King. There would be certain procedures to follow in the PM’s decision. The decision will be transparent.

  34. NEXT MISSION SHOULD BE KICK OUT DEUBA!!!! HE HIS THE KING OF CORRUPTION!!!” AND OVERSEAS TRAVELLER BE AWARE STATISTICS SHOW THAT THERE IS AN AIRPLANE CRASH EVERY TIME GIRIJA IS IN POWER!1 REMBEMBER PIA AND THAI AIRWAYS ….. AND REMBEMBER CORRUPT LEADERS ARE SNEAKING INTO POWER AGAIN!

  35. what i believe is , if it came to crunch Prime Minister in present form may hasitate to use force against maoists because they have that burden of ‘BIG’ helping hand in Jana Andolan II.
    so it is good idea that let the king hold that title. there must be some balencing force to the maoists manace.

  36. You mean BIG helping hand is India. Then you are wrong. Now do not see the King as any viable entity neither when he took the power nor today when he does not enjoy any power. King’s future as I understand has finished from the Jana Andolan II. This is what many people like you could not understand yet in Nepal.That is the problem of understanding the political problem of Nepal. We Nepalese can survive now without the “protective umbrella” of Monarchy in Nepal.Monarchy does not have any value without the support of the people. Monarchy has lost all the credibility whatsoever. Thanks my friend, sorry.

  37. Guys, Gals, Nepalis, Let us not curse the darkness, but light the candle. We seem to have got half way and are now letting the ‘usual suspects’ take charge again. Why do we give a chance (again) to those that we all know are corrupt and do not have a single ounce of leadership quality? Where are the young, untainted people with leadership qualities?

  38. The “King” spent 1.7 billion rupees on his useless foreign trips. That’s almost $25 million. What a waste! What a waste! While people don’t have enough to eat.

    We must cut him down to size that he may never rise again.

  39. Erasing royal neither leads to create Nepal’s non royal history nor remove the present monarchy.

    Is the soultion being harsh on the king or is it about solving the fiasco Nepal is in.

    Ceremonial King sounds good, whereby history doesnt collapse and the king doesnt rule.

    A constitutional monarchy in name but a Swedish Riksdag in action.

    Possible reasons why the monarch will exist as a ceremonial head (Assumption):
    =Hindu Rajya and majority of Nepali i.e. Hindus and the hierarchy within the Buddhist Parishad, BJP, VHP and Indian public’s support as majority of Indians i.e. Hindus themselves dont have the privilege.
    =Unity and Stability in the state.
    =Nepal will be counted in the elite club of the royals respected around the world.

    There could be various other similarities and differences.

    A new republic sounds very fascinating but new doubts will create with itself. Should it be a Us based presidential or more like the Indian Rasthraptai model. If such reforms are to happen then the election methods should be reconsidered. As opposed to having a single member districts why not have a Multi member proportional electoral sytem in Nepal which is much more convenient to the public leading to the formation of a less corruptable government.

    Reforms should be made via the mechanism of referendums whereby the people are directly voting for their countries as opposed to few elected would be answerable. What about the votes of the people who have voted for a different party.

    Current Nepali parliamentary model doesnt provide this kind of service.

    Reforms need to be brought in to Rajya Sabha or even scrap it it is not needed.

    Sorry if i caused an offence to the readers.
    But what about thiking deeply into these aspects of governmenatality.

    Thanks

  40. Dear Layman,

    Personally I don’t know how many passports are currently being in circulation to Nepalis scattered all over the world. Do I really care about it? No I don’t. It seems like you do have a solution to resolve this within three month.. I admire that aspiration and will definitely help on the process. Passport was an example only.. how about the “Notes” we use on daily basis. Do you really know where do we get those from?
    Do you really know how many of those are in circulation?
    Don’t take it wrong, I don’t like the Monarchy. I hate them as you do and as all Nepali do. But at this juncture just erasing “Royal” tag from everywhere is not a solution.. it is waste of paint and energy.

    Well I really think I am wasting my time ..
    Wish you a good luck layman and hope to see better Nepal soon with out Monarch.

  41. Reading about Nepal’s present predicament reminds me of the situation as Russia came apart in 1917: There were three centers of power–the Tsar, the Bolsheviks, and the loose confederation of parties that made up the Duma. We know what happened: the monarchy was removed, the multi-party coalition was swept aside, and the communists ruled over a nation of slaves for three generations. Are you teetering on the verge of a similar situation?

  42. Prashant and friends,
    these paints are not worthless. a collection of drops makes an ocean. Erasing these unauspicious words resonates the voice against the feudal king. Every little blow is pushing these criminals and while elephants to the edge of a cliff.

  43. pawan, you know my call for Deuba to be jailed was in jest. But seriously this guy can do no good.

  44. Symbols have power.

    I applaud all who go for republic Nepal.

    King was till now ruling us with lousy symbol power.
    We have to negate all such stupid beliefs and explanations that royalists have till now thrusted upon poor innocent Nepalese.

  45. Prashant,
    If three months is not enough, we can give six months or one year. There is no problem. What is the stake here ? For example, in Europe people changed their currency to Euro. The most important part is to erase Royal Symbols not only phisically but also from the people’s mind. We can always go phasewise if we can take bold decisions. Nepalese people understand the country’s problem. About the currency note also, we can stop the printing of existing designs and start replacing them with new ones in a phasewise manner.

  46. Mr. Kirat,

    I sense a lot of hostility within you, hostility towards the law. If this energy was utilized in proper ways , your Nepal wouldn’t be where it is today. Utilize your energy to rebuild Nepal instead of finger pointing and hatred.

    I just wanted to know who elected Deuba when he was PM, was it the King or was he from the Congress party.

    I think this site should be free from BIAS, one needs to think and take all facts before jumping the gun.

    Anyway guys enjoy screwing your own country, culture and whatever is remaining. I know now that Nepal is heading for the dogs. Good Luck.

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