Nepal Peace Process Update: Envoys, Maoists, And Interim Constitution

Meanwhile, we are eagerly waiting for the arrival of UN team for arms management

Ambassadors James F. Moriarty and Shiv Shankar Mukharjee of the United States and India respectively meet CPN UML General Secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal, reports Kantipur TV. Why? Both envoys want to warn the second largest party in the governing alliance not to include the Maoists in the interim government before deciding about the rebel arms. These meetings occur on the same day when Nepal government and Maoists decide to receive the interim constitution crafted by the Interim Constitution Draft Committee on Friday. And there comes Prachanda who publicly complains about increasing collaboration between India and the US on blocking Maoists to join the interim government to be formed as per the interim constitution. In an interview to BBC Nepali Service’s Sushil Sharma (published in Nepalnews), Prachanda says, “We also suspect that the US and India have been collaborating to come here under a design. That has worried us even more… I would rather say that the Indian rulers have lately expanded collaboration with the US rulers. The American pressure and the vested interest of India’s hard-line faction have merged as a hurdle to Nepal’s independence and self-determination.”

Related links:

Moriarty calls on UML general secy:

According to reports, the duo discussed the current political situation of the country and disarmament of Maoist insurgents before holding the election of the constituent assembly.

Govt-Maoist to receive interim constitution on Friday:

Head of the government talks team and Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula assured the head of ICDC Laxman Prasad Aryal over the phone that both the teams would receive the interim constitution. An informal meeting of the government and rebel talks team on Monday had agreed to receive the constitution. Despite the repeated appeals by the ICDC head Aryal, the seven-party alliance government and the Maoist rebels have failed to reach a common agreement on the interim legislature, constituent assembly process, arms management and other political issues, resulting in the delay of the submission deadline of the temporary constitution.

India still wants to protect monarchy in Nepal: Prachanda:

Prachanda said it was India and the Indian army which had been in the forefront in safeguarding the royal regime and assisting the Nepalese army. I have the feeling that it is trying to keep the monarchy through different channels. I don’t believe that India favours the abolition of monarchy, he added.

22 thoughts on “Nepal Peace Process Update: Envoys, Maoists, And Interim Constitution”

  1. Excelliencies,

    Will you please sit aside and enjoy the game of Nepali peace process. You don’t have to go around the houses of each and every leaders of Nepal and brazenly interfere in Nepal’s internal affairs. Both sides, Nepal government and Maoists, have invited the United Nations to help in the management of arms. With that on track, you need not worry about us. Even if 12 point agreement was signed in New Delhi, India doen’t need to take interest now. Both sides are talking and as long as that is continued, we see no problem. If Prachanda is to be believed on his statement regarding India’s role in saving monarchy, that is very much disappointing.

    My immediate concern is interim constitution. As Laxman Aryal says both sides need to agree on key political issues and bring out the new constitution immediately.

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  2. Wagleji,
    How can Nepalese be assured of Peace when Maoists are continuing their atrocities all over Nepal?

    A Nagar Committee Chairperson of Nepali Congress Democratic has been killed in Dang whereas two cadres of Nepali Congress were recently killed. Maoists are continuing to torture numerous ordinary citizens.

    I think we need a bit neutral Home Minister who is neutral and not afraid of Maoists.

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  3. ???????? ? ????????, ?????? ? ??????? ????? ?????? ?? ?????? ??? ? ?? ?? ???????? ?? ??????? ???? ?? ?? ????? ??? ? ????????? ????????? ??? ??????????, ????? ?? ???? ???? ??????? ??? ?? ????? ????? ??? ?????? ?????? ??? ?? ???? , ?? ?? ? ?????? ????? ?? ???? ?? ??????????? ??? ?????? ??? ??? ??, ???? ? ???? ??? ?? ????? ?? ?????? ? ?????? ???? ???? ?????? ???? ?????? ? ? ?????? ?????? ?????? ??? ?? ?????? ??? ????????? ???? ?????? ?

    ???? ??? ????? ?????? ???????? (????????????) ?? ?????? ????? ?? ?? ????????? ???? ???? ???? ????? ?????

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    ????? ??? ????? ? ???? ????? ????? ??? ???? ???????? ????? ??? ????? ????? ?? ????? ?????????? ???? ?? ??? ?

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  4. I think it also has to do with the concept of poltical parties in Nepal.
    Two of the leading political parties are run by tyrants such as Girija and Makune themselves, which does not promote freedom of speech in their own parties!!!

    Since Nepali Congress (Democractic) was formed as part of all the progressive and literate leaders and activists from Nepali Congress, the party is more open to brain storming discussions and freedom of speech.

    I even heard that this is the only party which also promotes free discussion of future agenda among its activists, which seems like luxury in Nepali political parties, most of whom are victims of partys own dictators like Girija Prasad, Makune and Prachanda.

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  5. Nepali from UK,
    As both Congress parties, i.e. Nepali Congress (Democratic) and Nepali Congress (Undemocratic/Girija party) are merging, lets hope that Nepali Congress (Democratic) will be able to influence the new Nepali Congress party with some lessons on “Freedom of Speech” and “Elimination of Koiralabad”.

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  6. NC, NC-D condemn Maoists for murder [ 2006-8-22 ]
    RSS
    KATHMANDU, Aug. 21: Nepali Congress has strongly denounced the murder of its cadre, Dip Narayan Yadav of Barmajhiya, Dhanusha by the Maoists, describing it very condemnable and heinous.

    Yadav had returned back home some months ago after living a displaced life for two years in Janakpur as a result of the Maoists’ threat. He was murdered after abduction, says the Party.

    Demanding compensation for the family of late Yadav, the Nepali Congress has also alerted the Maoists to not repeat such heinous and brutal acts in the future.

    The Party has also extended heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family, while praying for eternal peace to the departed soul.

    Meanwhile, the Nepali Congress (Democratic) while expressing its deep shock on the murder of Tribhuwannagar Municipality President of the party Shreedhar Kumar Subedi by an unidentified group, said that the murder of the youth leader and a skilled party organiser has caused great loss to the party.

    Appealing to the government to take stern action against the criminals after searching them as soon as possible, the party has demanded guaranteeing of the safety of the leaders and cadres of the political parties.

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  7. yah u r right..
    we need a more “neutral” home minister..
    this homeminister acts more like a mouthpiece and defender of maoist action instead of punishing them for their guilt..
    and from his face..we can see he has no guts to take on the maoist leadership duo..
    i dont how how he is heading the government team..when everytime they end up giving up all the commies ask and get nothing in return except another corpse of a political cadre..
    the arms management is the biggest issue here.and that should be resolved ASAP..
    if the CA election takes place witht he maoists armed..its gona be like the municipal (nagarpalika) election where the maos threated to kill ppl if they went to vote…only this time they gona kill them if they vote for ceremonial monarchy..
    btw i want to ask wagle one thing.. if rayamaji commission can be set up to find out the wrong doings in the 19 day movement..why isnt anyone speaking a word when baburam bhattarai has openly spoken than the thankot attack and other killings were done on the behest of the SPA to weaken the kings rule.. ??? why dont we open up a probe here and ask who was that leader who asked the innocent police to be gunned down ? if 21 ppl are sahid then..those 10 police also died for a cause..to bring the SPA to power….

    so let this home minister feel he is not wanted.. just like mr.darrel hair .. is not wanted in cricket for being an “neutral” umpire 😉

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  8. Wagleji,
    I hope you will allow following comment to be posted on your website which I found very interesting.
    Source: Sampadakiya from Gorkhapatra

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    -????- ?????????????? ????? ??? ?????? ????????? ???????????????? ????????? ????? ????????? ?)

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  9. Me no Kirat,
    You are right,
    Its really sad for all the innocent families of all those killed by this Civil war.

    Unfortunately, our political parties are victim of Pariwarbad and Girijabad due to which such incompetent but chakadibaaz people like this home minister (Mr Sitaula or something) lands up in important post, and others are forced to leave the party.

    I wonder how many of Girijas cronies and Chakadibaaz were with him before 2046 movement. I am sure that all those who were with him during 30 year struggle for democracy are not even allowed to be near him by this team of Chakadibaaz (Yes Mans) headed by his own daughter Sujata.

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  10. Mr. Wagle
    What u r doing in this blog is a great work. I see the fear of those Royalist here who are barking for their God Father Gyanendra. Nowadays they have got the SANJIVANI of GP Koirala. The power of your pen has given the Royalist a great pain. I think they have gone mad and all know what should be done for the mad dogs.
    Here is a fear of the interfere of the foreigner who want to protect the Monarchy. I wonder why they want the Monarchy whereas their own country is a Republic. Why don’t they want this issue to be decided by the people. This is the issue to be decided by the people. Sometimes I wonder for our own government. Why don’t they speak a single word when these foreigners come and direct them what to do and what not to do.
    They have to know now the root of the problem of the economic development comes from monarchy. So let’s make a single goal a Republic Nepal, say Bye to Monarchy

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  11. Mr.wagle,

    Both stuffs here,this & previous one about abolition of Monarchy are true voices of every Nepali people who want Nepal to be independent & prosperous.
    If what Mr.Prachanda said is true then it would a great tragic for Nepali people with above mentioned hope.

    In such case,nontheless,there will a more intense Uprising of People sweeping away all the forces hurdling in between their hope.

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  12. Well excerpt from Umakant Chaudharys article:

    ???? ??????????? ????????? ???????????? ?????? ???? ???? ??? ????????????? ?????? ?????? ??????????? ????? ????? ????? ? ??????? ???????? ?????? ???? ??? ???? ????????? ??????????? ?????????? ??????? ?????? ????? ????????? ? ????????? ???????? ????????? ??????????? ??????? ????? ?

    I hope that Seniority will be given preference in the New Nepali Congress, rather then preference given to KOIRALA-Yes Mans, which we have seen till now.

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  13. Do you know why Maoists are demanding so much money from ordinary Nepali Citizens?

    They dream of making all of their leaders CRORE PATI (Millionaires). That is the definition of Neo-Communism in Nepal.

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  14. It is amazing to see that how people are still hopeful of negotiations, envoys, politicians, etc. Can’t we see that people are getting desperate and time is ticking: some are forcing women to parade naked; legally and morally earned property being seized or being threatened to be seized; people being vanished and killed out of blues; rampant extortion; intimidation; export of men and women in the name of foreign employment and peace force, besides the animals like Rhinos; artifacts being stolen and smuggled; flamboyant behavior of military and defunct police force; willful bank loan defaulters; hopeless educational institutions; bus owners reacting back to defend themselves; big hue and cries on petroleum product prices, despite being the second richest in hydropower; despair of freed previously bonded laborers; inability to defend its own borders; always looked at suspiciously whenever abroad; so forth. We have lost our identity, social values and dignity, on top of being one the poorest in the world. It is time for the civilians to wake up and bring an order to the society by taking up the security in their own hands. It is the time for civil movement – eradicate the evils of the society!

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  15. Oh so Nepali language not allowed here huh.

    Seems like its the order of Mr GP (Girija Prasad) Koirala himself or one of his supporter.

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  16. Kishan,
    Civil leaders in Nepal (Devendra Pandy, Padma Ratna, Shyam Shrestha) are also just looking for some political post ultimately. These are either failed politicians or puppets of some party.
    I suggest Civil Leaders to be open about their political ideology and join poltics rather than hide behind the curtain of this “Civil Society”.
    Moreover, we all know that Politics holds the cardinal value in change and development of every country and civilization.

    A better idea would be to support for be more politically conscious and support better political leaders rather than go after people like Girija Prasad and his cronies.

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  17. The way I see it, both the US and India have supported the SPA to the hilt going against the King in the past year. They stuck to their guns and even facilitated meetings in India with the maoists with the hope that peace may prevail in Nepal. However, it is clear that the maoists’ intentions are not so sugary, and I think again the US and Indian ambassadors may be quite right to suggest that the maoists cannot be included in any government with their arms. They stuck to the SPA against the royal regime, and many believe that it was the correct decision, and now they are exacting the same democratic rules to the maoists, I think the SPA should not play a fool’s game and listen – listen very carefully.

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  18. I support tt

    If we can’t solve problem ourselves we have to listen to others . Its truth.
    All the foreign players definately supported the last
    movement and they are right in saying that a goverment
    should not have two armies.

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  19. Nepalese,
    Our so-called civil society is making howl cry for the people. Al they are only after power that said to be given by maoist. Running and crying for that 100 sits promised by the maoist. Maoist had killed SPA candidates while they were giving the speech of CA, they just became silent on that. They had not voiced about the fuel price-hike which decision was against the very poor people, they hand not made any strong words about the vandalism and attacking about public properties because they knew that their partners are behind that. They had not made any single voice of the forced used of school children in politics by maoist. So what do we expect with these people. They just want NA to be surrendered to maoist to abolish SPA.

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  20. Civil society in Nepal is nothing but a Political front for all the leftist paid by the Foreign powers ($ farmers). Have you ever heard Civil society members even commenting on 12 years old girl abduction and torture at the hands of Maoist or schools being forced to close, or donations by intimidation of common Nepali- no,no,no. So name tag should be changed to Civil left front.

    As for foreign Ambassador’s play- we asked for it and now we are too exposed to do anything. Its their ball and they can play it anyway they like it, all we can do is make snide comments and talk about national soveriegnty which has already flown from our mindset and opur hands long time ago. Who the hell can say we determine which waythe nation should go- just ask makune or Girja or even Prachanda.

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  21. When our house in not in order, then, neighburs and others will ultimatley intervene to either protect their self-interests or try to stabilize it. Our own inability, ie, the SPA and the government to speak with one voice has invited interference from outside.

    We are in the brink of anarchy. The law & order situation has deterioted. There is a small turf war going in the Terai between the Maoists & Terai Jan Mukti Morcha. Pretty soon, we may witness “War Lordism” in ur country instead of federalism.

    The “democratic forces” ie, the SPA should be united & campaigning the cause of democracy & freedom. Instead, we are seeing partisan bickering. The leaders have not risen above their petty interests to look after the national interests. We need peace & stability. In order for that happen, the peace talks must move forward.

    However, we cannot deliver peace without the disarming of the Maoists. If Maoists join the interim government without disarming, we will witness a “Lebonization” of Nepal. Just like Hizbullah of Lebanon & Hamas of Palestine, we will have a state within a state (which we already are experiencing).

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