Those Who Suppressed Nepal Democracy Movement

Don’t forget these names. Here is the list of 202 guilty individulas who, according to the High Level Probe Commission formed to investigate the oppression during the April’s popular uprising, were involved in suppressing the historic movement. These are the people responsible for the death of innocent 21 people during the movement. Plus, the man at the top of the list is also responsible for the murder of Nepali democracy and our freedom in Feb 1, 2005.

Members of the then council of ministers:

1. Chairman King Gyanendra

2. Vice-Chairman Dr. Tulsi Giri

3. Vice-Chairman Kirtinidhi Bista

4. Minister Kamal Thapa

5. Minister Badri Prasad Mandal

6. Minister Niranjan Thapa

7. Minister Salim Miya Ansari

8. Minister Dan Bahadur Shahi

9. Minister Ramesh Nath Pandey

10. Minister Radha Krishna Mainali

11. Minister Tanka Dhakal

12. Minister Khadga Bahadur GC

13. Minister Prakash Koirala

14. Minister Keshar Bahadur Bista

15. Minister Buddhi Raj Bajracharya

16. Minister Buddhiman Tamang

17. Minister Narayan Singh Pun

18. Minister Madhukar Shumsher Rana

19. Minister Krishna Lal Thakali

20. Minister Durga Shrestha

21. Minister Ram Narayan Singh

22. State Minister Shirsh Shumsher Rana

23. State Minister Rup Jyoti

24. State Minister Mani Lama

25. State Minister Dr. Durga Pokhrel

26. State Minister Rabindra Khanal

27. State Minister Brijesh Kumar Gupta

28. State Minister Yankila Sherpa

29. Assistant Minister Roshan Karki

30. Assistant Minister Rajesh Kaji Shrestha

31. Assistant Minister Bhuwan Pathak

32. Assistant Minister Sone Lal Yadav

33. Assistant Minister Senate Shrestha

34. Assistant Minister Jagat Gauchan

35. Assistant Minister Nikshya Shumshere Rana (the list of guilty individulas continues after the box item)

The High Level Probe Commission on Monday submitted its final report recommending action against 202 individuals including King Gyanendra for their role in suppressing the pro-democracy movement in April. The government has pledged to take action against the guilty. Some of the individuals have already been suspended from their posts while some are still in office. However, the five-member panel headed by former justice of the Supreme Court Krishna Jung Rayamajhi has asked the government to sack all the guilty persons and start taking action against them.

The commission also recommended the Nepal government that it formulate a new law to take action against King Gyanendra for his role as the then chairman of the council of ministers in suppressing the April uprising. This list of guilty individuals is taken from yet to be disclosed report’s copy found today by Kantipur reporter Bal Krishna Basnet. eKantipur translated into English from original Nepali):

Then regional administrators

36. Jagadish Khadka

37. Rabindra Chakravarti

38. Chhetra Bikram Shah

39. Mrigendra Kumar Singh Yadav

40. Ganesh Serchan

Then zonal administrators

41. Shyam Kishore Singh

42. Rana Bahadur Chand

43. Ram Kumar Subba

44. Janak Jangali

45. Prajapati Koirala

46. Dr. Shekhar Gurung

47. Kumar Bahadur Karki

48. Ramji Bista

49. Ram Krishna Panta

50. Lalit Bahadur Thapa Magar

51. Min Bahadur Pal

52. Karna Bahadur Dhimal

53. Mahendra Man Byathit

Then govt officials

54. Governor Bijayanath Bhattarai

55. Chief secretary Lok Man Singh Karki

56. Secretary Kumar Poudel

57. Secretary Bal Krishna Prasain

58. Secretary Bishnu Dutta Upreti

59. CDO Narayan Gopal Malego

60. CDO Sushil Ghimire

61. CDO Ganga Dutta Awasti

62. CDO Binod Kumar Adhikari

63. CDO Niranjan Baral

64. CDO Shanta Raj Subedi

65. CDO Ram Prasad Sharma

66. CDO Narendra Raj Sharma

67. CDO Bhola Prasad Siwakoti

68. CDO Madhav Prasad Regmi

69. CDO Hum Prasad Adhikari

70. CDO Bimal Dhakal

71. CDO Shambhu Koirala

72. CDO Pratap Kumar Pathak

73. CDO Kailash Nath Kharel

74. CDO Dil Bahadur Ghimire

75. Asst. CDO Bashanta Raj Bhattarai

Nepal Army (formerly Royal Nepal Army)

76. Then Chief of Army Staff Pyar Jung Thapa

77. Second-in-command Rukmangat Katuwal (present CoAS)

78. Ex-captain and chief of Kathmandu valley Army Division Dipak Bikram Rana

79. Captain Kiran Shumshere Rana

80. Captain and assistant coordinator of National Security Council Kul Bahadur Khadka

81. Colonel Suresh Kumar Karki

82. Colonel Sharad Dhakal

83. Colonel Niraj Poudel

84. Colonel Sagar Bahadur KC

85. Colonel Nayan Raj Dahal

86. Colonel Sudarshan Silwal

87. Major Kisan Singh Bhandari

88. Major Umesh Karki

89. Major Mukti Pathak

90. Major Narendra Chand

91. Major Ram Chandra KC

92. Captain (Tandi, Chitwan) Roshan Karki

93. Captain Suresh Kafle

94. Captain Sunil Khadka

95. Captain Rabi KC

96. Captain Anish Rijal

97. Jamdar Gokarna Karki

98. Lance corporal Niwash Shahi

99. Sipahi Chandra Rai

100. Pyuth Rabi Raj Budhathoki

Nepal Police

101. IGP Shyam Bhakta Thapa

102. AIG Krishna Basnet

103. AIG Rup Sagar Basnet

104. AIG Rajendra Bahadur Singh

105. SSP Arjun Jung Shahi

106. SSP Narendra Kumar Khaling

107. SSP Bir Sharan Thapa

108. SSP Lok Bahadur Karki

109. SSP Rajendra Singh Bhandari

110. Gyanu Raja Kunwar

111. SSP Prawal Shumshere Rana

112. SSP Parashuram Khatri

113. SP Ghananda Bhatta

114. SP Shiva Lamichhane

115. SP Ramesh Shekhar Bajracharya

116. SP Ram Kumar Khanal

117. SP Rabi Raj Shrestha

118. SP Keshari Raj Ghimire

119. DSP Bashanta Lama

120. DSP Sanjay Singh Basnet

121. DSP Manoj Neupane

122. DSP Thule Rai

123. DSP Rohabar Basnet

124. DSP Bishnu Hari Gautam

125. DSP Madhav Bahadur Basnet

126. DSP Shyam Basnet

127. DSP Krishna Prasad Mainali

128. DSP Bashanta Panta

129. DSP Tek Bahadur Gurung

130. Inspector Pradip Tamang

131. Inspector Ramesh Gautam

132. Inspector Harka Bahadur Thapa

133. Inspector Ramesh Basnet

134. Inspector Bhupendra Khatri

135. Inspector Som Bahadur Thapa

136. Inspector Ram Prasad Gharti Magar

137. Inspector Pratap Gurung

138. Inspector Thaman Bahadur Basnet

139. Inspector Bed Raj Khanal

140. Inspector Rajendra Prasad Dhamala

141. Inspector Narendra Chand

142. Inspector Dipak Adhikari

143. Inspector Keshav Raj Basnet

144. Inspector Soviet Bahadur Gurung

145. Inspector Dambar Bahadur Chand

146. Inspector Dip Shumshere Rana

147. Inspector (Sarlahi) Raj Kumar Silwal

148. Inspector Sharada Prasad Chaudhari

149. Inspector Nayan Singh Karki

150. Inspector Ranjit Singh Rathour

151. Inspector Khadga Bahadur Khatri

152. Inspector Rabindra Khadka

153. Inspector Govinda Jha

154. Inspector Kamlesh Kumar Bhatta

155. Inspector Dinesh Kumar Acharya

156. Inspector Dambar Kumar Tamang

157. ASI Shiva Narayan Singh

158. ASI Tika Ram Rai

159. ASI Bikash Jung Rana

160. ASI Govinda Raj KC

161. Assistant Sub-Inspector Mohammad Rafiq Jolaha

162. Assistant Sub-Inspector Vijay Kumar Chaudhary

163. Assistant Sub-Inspector Nakum Bahadur Chhetri

164. Assistant Sub-Inspector Chet Bahadur Thapa

165. Assistant Lal Singh Rawal

166. Head Constable Khagraj Poudel

167. Constable Bikash Kumar Singh

168. Constable Naryan Karki

169. Constable Dinesh Tamang

170. Constable Shanker Poudel

Armed Police Force

171. The then APF Inspector General Police Sahabir Thapa

172. APF IGP Basudev Oli

173, APF Additional IGP Rabiraj Thapa

174. APF Deputy IGP Dilip Kumar Shrestha

175. APF SSP Madhav Kumar Thapa

176. APF SSP Durja Kumar Rai

177. APF SSP Mahndra Kumar Bhattachan

178. APF SP Chiranjivi Kunwar

179. APF SP Ranjan Koirala

180. APF SP Arbinda Dhital

181. APF DSP Balram Pokhrel

182. APF DSP Ram Kumar Singh

183. APF DSP Ramadhar Yadav

184. APF DSP Mahesh Shrestha

185. APF DSP Ratna Pokhrel

186. APF Inspector Damodar Dhodari

187. APF Inspector Rajesh Lamichhane

188. APF Inspector Subhash Khadka

189. APF Inspector Gobinda Giri

190. APF Inspector Dik Bahadur Shrestha

National Investigation Department

191. The then Chief Executive Devi Ram Sharma

Other officials

192. The then Chairman of the Raj Parishad Standing Committee (now dissolved), Parashu Narayan Chaudhary

193. The then member, Raj Parishad Standing Committee (now dissolved), Sacchit Shumshre Rana

194. Chairman, Bishwa Hindu Mahasangha, Bharat Keshar Singh

195. CEO, Nepal Tourism Board, Tek Bahadur Dangi

196. The then Chief Election Commissioner, Keshav Raj Rajbhandari

197. Chairman Bikram Bahadur Thapa

198. Then Mayor, Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Raja Ram Shrestha

199. Mayor Dhruba Maharjan

200. Deputy Mayor Bachhuram Shrestha

201. Mayor Sushil Chaulagain

202. Mayor Prem Lal Maharjan

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47 thoughts on “Those Who Suppressed Nepal Democracy Movement”

  1. Look UWB, justice should be blind. If the above listed are punished and the others like the Maoists/Security forces-Army brass who before the Janandolan committed so many rights abuses are not called into question than it becomes a mockery. Remember the former Chief of Police, Achyut Kharel or something who was the mastermind for Opertion Kilo Sera? Why does he get away scot free? Same for the Khum Bdr Khadka who was I think in charge of the Home Ministry then.

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  2. What about all the corrupt villians of Democracy? Are they going to be free and fit for corruption again?

    Did Chiranjibi Wagle inherit crores of his property?

    Its indeed a mockery that corrupt people like Chiranjibi Wagle, Sujata Koirala, Ishwor Pokharel, Sahana Pradhan, Purna Bahadur Khadka, Khum Bahadur Khadka, Govinda Raj Joshi, Sarat Sing Bhandari and all the corrupt leaders are walking free.

    A commision is needed to take care of their corrupt property.

    This is just one sided justice. 202 people named above definitely needs punishment but others should be taken care of as well.

    What about all the money that Maoists looted? They should make public their transactions as well. Where have they stored all their money?

    Maoists were regarded as the richest terrorist organization in South East Asia according to analysis of “The Economist” three years ago.

    Are they going to make public all their transaction?

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  3. Wagle and company,

    It’s high time you people ended your stupidity and this blog. You people really make no senses actually. Just no sense to a analytical brain.

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  4. Does anyone know the difference between opppressed and oppressor ?

    I support the struggle of the poor even if their methods may not always be to my liking

    The truth you speak of is just your reflection and has nothing to do with objective truth.

    The truth as Alan Badiou says is in the event and truth lives in those who made Peace in Nepal possible.

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  5. It is good to see all the list of those bloody suppressor and what action will be taken? What about the Maoist? Will be they be taken to civil court as well? They are the reason for the displacement of more then million of Nepalese and will they be accounted for the killings of >=13500 people for no reason. I want to see justice given to all Nepalese.

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  6. And while you are talking of Opressed and Opression check out the latest news on peace developments (riots, anarchy and opression) going all over Nepal. All this news and more in the SPAM funded nepalnews.com , so that can’t be wrong for sure…or is it?

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  7. The list needs to include all the miscreants from Prithivi Narayan Shah(his brutal treatment of Newars of Kirtipur) to Wagle’s master, Prachanda and everybody in between who f*ed up Nepal,period.

    Prachanda’s name should be above King G’s.

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  8. I was suprised to see some innocent government officers in the list. This is ridiculous. If they had not accepted their posting, they would have been sacked from the government, they were forced to take up the post. This is really ridiculous. It is only proving that Might is Right. Really sad.

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  9. Wow, thats great Dineshji. You unveiled the names of all the culprits. But, couldn’t understand how you knew that Bal Krishna Basnet is of Kantipur and ekantipur translated (the name list) in English? Do you work in Kantipur?

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  10. The blanket nature of this list shows how thorough commission was to pick the name from “we all knew who are the culprit” list.

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  11. Sorry to say but if I am not incorrect, Dan Bahadur Shahi, Madhukar Rana, Durga Shrestha, Krishna Lal Thakali, Ram Narayan Singh, Jagat Gauchan and Senate Shrestha were kicked out in November 2005, way before the andolan of April 2006. If you don’t call this commission politically motivated, then I don’t know what is? This is worse than what RCCC did to Deuba. Just because people like Gauchan are bad buggers does not mean you can place him at the scene when he was not even in the team of Gyanendra at the time in question.
    If it seems okay to you people, then I’m afraid you have a long way to go to understand democracy and justice.
    Not to mention how even people like Yankila Sherpa has anything to do with the andolan when she was looking after the tourism sector as a state minister.
    I think Rayamajhi should be tried for carriage of injustice ASAP. Judges like this guy is a stain on Nepalese judiciary.

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  12. List list list….

    The list should include from all top leaders of congress and uml and major one maoist Prachanda also. So, there maybe 10,000 leaders including king of Nepal are culprits for killing 13,000 people. The blood of the people should not be differentiated in own country with biasness. The blood whatever and whoever taken by any means is the blood of general people of Nepal. So, that will be more than a devil crime if one tried to differentiate it. All blood suckers should be punished, otherwise might is right theory applied in the country, and which will open the path for more disaster in the future in the name of insurgencies and counter insurgencies.

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  13. One more thing, the commission charges people who were’nt even officials during the andolan (all the people I mentioned above) and misses out Sarad Chandra Shah who has been a close aide of the King since 2002 all the way to April 2006? What’s up?

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  14. Needless to mention several of the aforementioned people were not even in the government during 2006. Further, we don’t see the names of Pashupati Maharjan and Timilsena who weilded much power during the King’s rule (both the King’s secretaries) and not to mention Sarad Chandra Shah who was a close aide and State Minister level during the andolan and served for the King since 2002. What has the Rayamajhi commisssion been up to?

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  15. I hope UWB has not jumped the gun. Taking out lists like these without really knowing who are guilty and who are’nt could amount to media lawsuites. Media should not function on estimations and presumptions.

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  16. ” Here is the list of 202 guilty individulas who, according to the High Level Probe Commission formed to investigate the oppression during the April’s popular uprising, were involved in suppressing the historic movement. These are the people responsible for the death of innocent 21 people during the movement.”

    However, several of the people mentioned were out of their posts in 2005, way before any andolan. What is the catch? In that respect, one can argue Deuba, Surya Bahadur Thapa and all Ministers under them after King Gyanenedra became King in 2002 are also guilty. But that just does’nt make any sense.

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  17. if political leaders were sincere with the democracy of 2046 neither maoist would have emerged nor the autocracy of king would have succeded.

    girja called for the mid-election even if he had full majority in 2046

    sher bahadur called for election admist the crisis of maoist when he was asked to resign the post of premier…

    even if CPN(UML)) was not in govt that long

    it disrupt the strenghting of democracy by so frequent and needless strikes

    political leader didnt hesitate to give power to lokendra or surya bahadur who supressed the peoples movement in 2046 just for getting power to their party..

    so

    whaveter happened in nepal

    if we give close :look political leaders are to blame

    as we cant punish them rt now

    why dont we better think of rebuliting nepal rather than thinking of punishing all those people

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  18. The only logical conclusion to the rayamajhi report is to now file it a way. If Prachanda can say a simple “sorry” with regards the Chitwan murders and be forgiven in the eyes of the law, if Khum Bahadur and GPK etc. can be given a clean chit from the CIAA, if the mallik report was filed away with perpertrators becoming Prime Miniters after the fact etc. etc. it is time to just brush everything under the rug and move on in the lines of a New Nepal. Really acting on the commissions suggestions which are highly debatable to say the least will be a farce to say the least.
    The King has been held acoountable and the people will judge him by keeping him or removing him altogether come elections. The logical end is to make certain that we don’t repeat ourselves again and again and again. Either this or we have to find many many more people guilty of many atrocities. Can we really logically do this? Can we afford ot politically and economically? We cannot just have tunnel vision and see one party as the wrongdoers while most have been.

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  19. This is what’s happening in Nepal two days after Girija and Pushpa Kamal signed the agreement:
    An armed group looted four houses in Puraina VDC ward no 4 Nepalgunj last night. (Source: Nepalgunj Radio Room)

    CPN/M cadres have seized the ready-to harvest paddy crop from over 4 bighas of land in Rajpur VDC, Dang district that belonged to a NC cadre. (Source: The Kathmandu Post)

    Syambhhu Bus Entrepreneur Association, Kathmandu blocked Kalimati Chowk by placing 5-7 public buses at middle of the road following a dispute between a bus driver and Traffic Police. Traffic was disrupted till late evening at Kalimati, Teku, and way to Kalanki section. Traffic was also disrupted in Satdobato in Lalitpur due to a dispute between a bus driver and a policeman.

    CPN/M cadres have started to live in the local’s houses of Saktikhor, Chitwan due to lack of lodging and food in the cantonment site. As per reports, around 1500 families at Jutpani VDC and Bazaar area are providing shelter for PLA men. (Source: The Kathmandu Post)

    Maoists have been abducting youths and children from Dhowkmagu, Kurumba, Lumphabung and Siwa of Panchthar district for the forceful recruitment in PLA. As per reports, they have been assuring the guardians that the abducted youths would be later recruited to Nepal Army with monthly salary 5-7 thousands. (Source: The Himalayan Times)

    In Taplejung, CPN/M took away dozens of children from various remote villages for the recruitment in PLA promising them of NRS 7,000 salary per month. (Source: The Kathmandu Post)

    Maoists on 23rd Nov reportedly claimed the killing of a resident of Khandabari-11, Sankhuwasabha, whom they had abducted 4 years ago. (Source: The Kathmandu Post)

    CPN/M is stilling collecting tax from vehicles at Chitre Bazaar, Tehrathum district despite Tuesday’s Comprehensive Peace Agreement that clearly prohibits tax collection. As per reports, they are charging Rs 20 and 10 from bus and truck respectively. (Source: The Kathmandu Post)

    JTMM have kidnapped a retired senior member of the civil police force from Tilathi VDC, Rajbiraj on charges of misusing his position before retirement. (source: local newspaper, Biratnagar)

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  20. Yeah, witch hunt is on but by that you are instigating another form of rebellion, let it roll. By the way are journalist or so-called-reporter with no ethics not culpable? They must be listed as well- all paid informant and spinmasters at the expense of a nation. What gives?

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  21. “Those who supressed Nepal democracy movement” – my a$$. Check out the comment above and see that democracy is being supressed as you write rubbish day in and day out! These are the same mao bugger$ who instigated the so called andolan by forcing many to participate. Without the maos the SPA could only gather a handful of people as was clearly evident before the mao started to haul villagers at gun point to Kathmandu and other cities. And these are the same people breaking every agreement left, right and centre as we speak, right now, right here. You are all a bunch of galless, ballle$s ar$ses. The easiest target is the stupid King, a punching bag. This whole god damned country is a big fu#$ing joke! This sort of mockery will not effect anyone else but us. You think foreigners are really bothered for a little piddle$hit of a nation like ours? In the world map we are insignificant, if trouble brews tommorrow we will be forgotten to rot in the puke we made. We have been behaving like the morons that we are and probably deserve to end up in a chaotic, pathetic state for a long time to come. The media we have are the biggest ba$tards, bottom feeding scum on the take from whoever is willing to give it.
    The smart people have already left, the unfortunate and the stupid are left behind with nothing but miserable hope at the mercy of the worest bunch of leaders this nation has ever seen – king, comrade or democrat.

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  22. “Those who supressed Nepal democracy movement” – my a$$. Check out the comment above and see that democracy is being supressed as you write rubbish day in and day out! These are the same mao bugger$ who instigated the so called andolan by forcing many to participate. Without the maos the SPA could only gather a handful of people as was clearly evident before the mao started to haul villagers at gun point to Kathmandu and other cities. And these are the same people breaking every agreement left, right and centre as we speak, right now, right here. You are all a bunch of galless, ballle$s ar$ses. The easiest target is the stupid King, a punching bag. This whole god damned country is a big fu#$ing joke! This sort of mockery will not effect anyone else but us. You think foreigners are really bothered for a little piddle$hit of a nation like ours? In the world map we are insignificant, if trouble brews tommorrow we will be forgotten to rot in the puke we made. We have been behaving like the morons that we are and probably deserve to end up in a chaotic, pathetic state for a long time to come. The media we have are the biggest ba$tards, bottom feeding scum on the take from whoever is willing to give it.
    The smart people have already left, the unfortunate and the stupid are left behind with nothing but miserable hope at the mercy of the worst bunch of leaders this nation has ever seen – king, comrade or democrat.

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  23. Oh by the way I think these morons mentioned in the report should be locked away for good, not for “supressing democracy” like another bunch of morons (UWB) claim, but for being a useless bunch of ar$eholes just like the rest of them in the parliament now and for giving fascist goons called the maos a red carpet invitation to ruin the nation. Not to mention for making heroes out of corrupt, undemocratic pretenders like GP Koirala.

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  24. Kirat,

    So you agree to the rayamajhi commission report? No need to say bitterness, just say you agree and the rest are free to run around as heroes.

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  25. PEACE IN OUR TIME: Munich in the Himalayas

    You have to hand it to the “Fierce One.” A man oversees the greatest crimes Nepal has ever experienced, and now he’s being hailed as a peacemaker?

    What has to be watched, of course, is what happens now that the paper has been signed. “Talk’s cheap,” as the saying goes.
    This is how it was with the Sandinistas in Nicaragua. Daniel Ortega was the smiling face, and behind the scenes the behavior of the Sandinista version of “Maoism” alienated tens of thousands by stealing their land and meager belongings in the name of “socialist” solutions. They poured into the resistance movement called the contras.

    The left to this day tries to portray the contras as a creature of the CIA. They can’t deal with the reality: the Americans couldn’t even run fast enough to keep up with the popular upheaval. Literally, say my friends (both American and Nicaraguan) who were involved in the campaign, the American effort simply could not arm all the peasants who showed up demanding the right to fight the regime.

    In Nepal, a similar popular upheaval looms. For promises have been made to the Maoist cadres and militia which simply cannot be kept — there aren’t enough belongings to steal from those who “have” in order to pass out to those who “have not.” The Maoists have already displayed their way of dealing with this reality. Thus the rampant lawlessness which has afflicted the land.

    Where does the crime come from? From grand promises that can not possibly be kept. Hence Maoist-inspired young people “take,” following the violent methodologies that continue to be sanctioned by the movement itself.

    At some point, reality always must set in. The Maoists are split, and they have, in positions of power and in command of rejectionist factions, some very ideological, very nasty types who continue to be purveyors of violence. In their minds, they haven’t engaged in struggle to be consigned to the lower end of the pecking order. They expect positions, jobs, money – and they can only get these from others.

    In other words, for Nepal, the question looms urgently: how to “give” when there’s nothing to “give”? The Maoists have convinced their following that there really is gold “in them thar valleys,” if only they assert the right of those from the hills to seize the “ill-gotten wealth” of those in the valleys – and to take the land in the hills themselves from those who have it now. That there are objective reasons for Nepal’s poverty is a message lost in the Maoist cant concerning “exploitation.”

    Why should the beliefs of the Maoists matter in an era of loktantra, of “peace in our time”?

    The phrase is that used by Neville Chamberlain as he waved his paper, signed by “Herr Hitler,” in which the Nazi leader promised – for a mere country (it was Czechoslovakia) – that he would behave. He didn’t, the world vanished in the flames of the Second World War, and Chamberlain died in disgrace.

    There are many contenders for the Chamberlain role in Nepal. What to think, for instance, of the investigating committee who, gazing out at the charnel house their world has become, tries to lay the blame not at the feet of the Red Nazis but of the hapless monarch? Can it really be forgotten that it was the same “peace in our time” Koirala whose feud with Deuba incapacitated Nepali democracy, even as the Maoists ran rampant and destroyed everything there was to be destroyed, even the innocence of Nepali youth? What had the king to do with any of that?

    Was his crime that he fought the criminals? True, “peace in our time” demands that no such awkward discussion occur. Editors in Kathmandu’s “periodicals of record” have ordered just this, lest “peace be endangered,” as one was heard to state. No one especially is to mention the heinous crimes committed by the Maoists! Or the disgusting pseudo-revolutionary verbiage of the UML! Instead, we are to focus on the lathi charges of the police during April!

    Faced with the awkward reality that there are no laws that make the acts of the “202 and the monarch” crimes, the esteemed committee has suggested that appropriate statutes be passed hastily so that charges can be rendered. In such shameless action, we see the face of the looming new order. Not surprisingly, the same approach was used by Mao himself, who made Hitler look inefficient as a butcher.

    As we have discussed before, the Maoists see themselves as accepting the surrender of the old-order, not as having reached a compromise agreement.

    There will be no “demobilization” upon their part as we would interpret the word. There will be a thuggish infiltration of all elements of the system in an effort to neutralize the remaining power of the old-order from within, in particular to destroy the army.

    The Maoists still have as a goal to cashier the entire NA officer corps and to replace the individuals with their own people. They give press conferences claiming this is an objective.

    They are not sure what to do with all the NA enlisted ranks, but they do know they must integrate their own manpower into the existing forces in such manner as to be able to checkmate anything the government does.

    What Nepal has stumbled into, of course, is an unwillingness to grapple with specifics. Instead, the demand is that vacuity be embraced, with specifics (aka “reality”) left until later.

    What is necessary now, since the “peace in our time” deed is signed (turning over the keys to the house, so to speak), is for the government to have clear in its mind a framework into which actions are to feed – and a plan for what to do as the Maoist violations continue.

    It must further make at least a feeble effort to move beyond the politics of personalism and to articulate a vision of democracy that stands in contrast to the worn socialist solutions being advanced by the Maoists.

    As a useful start, “peace in our time” must be used as a political rallying point to hold the Maoists to account. Astonishingly, the Maoists keep claiming to see coup preparations by the old-order, when they should be looking to the streets and recognizing the self-defense wave that is mushrooming.

    For they cannot have it both ways. Either they are “in control” and can “deliver” their followers to a peaceful solution. Or they are not in control. The claims that the rampant criminality is “exaggerated” or “concocted” only serve to tar them as powerless, clueless, or shameless prevaricators.

    A coup is not the issue. “Civilian supremacy” is accepted by the security forces. But the way “the street” is playing itself out is very dangerous. For the government is not even talking to the security forces as it makes concessions that, should the present trajectory continue, ask the security forces to go as lambs to the slaughter.

    That is being scripted by the Maoists, in speech after speech. For every attempt at soothing words, there is a chilling diatribe reiterating the themes of societal “reordering” that have been the Maoist mass line all along. It is significant that Prachanda in Nepali knows precisely what NOT to say in English, and vice versa.

    Bhattarai is even more pointed, his message invariably boiling down to: “You fools of the old-order have demonstrated an inability to develop the country — now it is our turn. Give us the power, and we will see what comes from it.”

    That’s a pretty lousy basis for anything lasting.

    The midwife of all this, New Delhi, I suspect is congratulating itself at having supposedly dodged the Sri Lankan bullet. Unlike the IPKF experience, South Block has avoided casualties yet to stand at last on the threshold of domination of Nepal. Formal absorption is not desired, with all its attendant problems, just a Bhutan-like lapdog with no irritating displays of independence: a “union territory” in all but name.

    Neither can anything be expected from the international “mediators,” any number of whom (in their role as “the foreigners who would be gods”) are longtime, self-professed haters of the “old regime” — and the NA, in particular. “Process” is the name of the game with them.

    Regrettably, “process” is simply another way of using “hope as method.” There are no t’s being crossed, or i’s being dotted. That is very bad — unless one wants to be a Maoist and relive the dreary and nasty fantasies of the Cold War left.

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  26. There are many contenders for the Chamberlain role in Nepal. What to think, for instance, of the investigating committee who, gazing out at the charnel house their world has become, tries to lay the blame not at the feet of the Red Nazis but of the hapless monarch? Can it really be forgotten that it was the same “peace in our time” Koirala whose feud with Deuba incapacitated Nepali democracy, even as the Maoists ran rampant and destroyed everything there was to be destroyed, even the innocence of Nepali youth? What had the king to do with any of that?

    Was his crime that he fought the criminals? True, “peace in our time” demands that no such awkward discussion occur. Editors in Kathmandu’s “periodicals of record” have ordered just this, lest “peace be endangered,” as one was heard to state. No one especially is to mention the heinous crimes committed by the Maoists! Or the disgusting pseudo-revolutionary verbiage of the UML! Instead, we are to focus on the lathi charges of the police during April!

    Faced with the awkward reality that there are no laws that make the acts of the “202 and the monarch” crimes, the esteemed committee has suggested that appropriate statutes be passed hastily so that charges can be rendered. In such shameless action, we see the face of the looming new order. Not surprisingly, the same approach was used by Mao himself, who made Hitler look inefficient as a butcher.

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  27. By the way Kirat call me what you must to satisfy your ego, but only time will tell who will end up losers. Don’t be jumping the gun so early in the day buddy boy!

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  28. sl-no I don’t agree to the Rayamajhi report.I also don’t agree to those idiots calling for Prchnda/KGs head. I oppose all extremist views-and I find yours pretty far on the right. You see I understand Nepal for what it truly is-an impoverished nation ravished by conflict, divided by the haves and have nots of economics which are complicated by the multitude of ethnicities that feel left out from the mainstream, the corruptness/ineptness of those in power, the illiteracy/ignorance of the masses, the meddling of the powers that be in this world etc. It comes as a pleasant surprise to me that Nepal with all it’s problems has not slippped into the chaotic darkness that many such poor countries in the world with similar problems have. Instead we seem to be on the threshold of a period of peace and prosperity-it may only be a mirage-but many conflict ravaged countries in this world dream of where we are right now and that for me holds hope and not the bitterness that seem to eat away in your heart.

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  29. Unfortunately Kirat,

    I don’t believe in sweeping everything under the carpet. Yes, I believe the King, the parties and the likes of Prachanda have to be answerable for the past. Practically none of them will pay the price others have had to pay, but the least people like them could do is stay away from politics for good and allow a new generation of leaders to come in. GPK, Prachanda, King and gang are welcome to give their two paisas worth as citizens. Like I mentioned they have probably got a way but at the least they should have the courage to stay away from active politics as King, PM, President, Chairman, MP, Minister or whatever role that they intend to keep. We may be in an enviable position, but if tommorrow brings more of the same what do we do then? Brush that under a carpet as well, and go for a Double New New Nepal?

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  30. Oh yeah I forgot to add my one cents worth re your comments Kirat – “the stupidness of people who feel they are on the right track!”

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  31. Well Kirat,

    What I have said earlier and later are along the same lines. One has more anger in the words and the other less. It maybe a change of tone and emotion but it sure ain’t a change in my views. But it still does not adress issues raised for you concerning why everything should be brushed under the carpet? Let’s not just analyse my tact, but also tackle the issues. Fence sitting is the easiest thing to do. Criticising the right, the left and the centre is very easy. Taking a stand requires far more courage.

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  32. My read is completely wrong- Now I think Maoist have shot themselves in their foot and will hobble all the way to isolation. SPA which does not have any crebility will be forced to make drastic change in their actions and words- they stand no chance with the public- pathetic lot. The mover and shaker will be India, dictating terms and conditions for this nation’s well being ( see if you can stomach this)- it now quiet obvious that things can turn for the worst- Maoist have been fooled into believeing by joining SPA- they can achieve intended goal of a communist regime but this is not the case. They will loose their credibility on instant if they act and be like SPA. And its too late to pull their hands from the agreements which they entered into- so now its a rock and a hard place. They have practically have themselves tied, bound and gagged by their own over zealous doing- now the question is will they remain caged and docile or rebel as last straw. The Kudos should go to The One WHO has REMAINED SILENT.

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  33. Kirat,

    What I have asked for, is the removal of the aforementioned group from politics, to make room for the new generation and new faces. It is hardly capital punishment. So forgive and not forget is fine, but to reward as well seems to be magic for the buggers indeed!

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  34. I fear that Nepali will never forget nor forgive. I have seen past comments about minorities been done wrong so basis for autnomous region and fight against feudal and opperossor is the battle cry. Same with the marginalized people and people like Newa Morcha who still harbor resentment for nose cut done by the creator of Nepal. Now comes Maoist, Khadka & Joshi and their wonton ways. So to expect forgiveness and to erase it off mind of people is a tall call. But may be being a Loktrantrik (Indian word) has changed the perspective of Nepali, who knows? Its alright to do whatever, by whomever or however. A true spirit of Free-for-all, just need a goon and a gun to get it- ain’t that nice.

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  35. Peace in Nepal seems like a joke these days with the number of corruption going on everywhere. The problem here is not just some kind of corruption but a whole lot of it. In the offices, at homes even in the diners!
    I was recently shocked by the amount of corruption that goes on in the government offices. It is like the one who has got the most power can do anything and than the one who is in fact hard working as well as not corrupted is always left behind.
    Recently there was this announcement about the change of Ambassador Post in a lot of countries for the Nepali Embassy. The major issue here is political parties; they are the one who want to send their people to all the different countries so that at least they can have a good time.
    It seems kind of useless when it comes to sending a political representative in the post of an Ambassador, neither do they have any experience or any qualification.
    There are plenty of qualified people in the foreign ministry who are in fact waiting for their turn to come from the past four to five years. What I do not understand here is how can the so called leaders of the country make such a stupid mistake?!
    The issue here is not just the sending of wrong people in high post the issue here is the miss use of government money for their own benefit.
    Couple of month ago a well known politician when to a well known foreign country in the expense of the government where as at the same time in the embassy the employees were not getting their wages because they were told the Nepalese Government was in budget deficiency.
    In the office the one who has power gets the best posting where as the hard workers get kicked out of the place they are in.
    How fair in the government if it marvels the corrupted and punishes the hard-workers? Our country can not move forward until people think about just themselves, until people do things to harm others just so that they will be benefited. I in fact feel sad seeing all this happening around us and not being able to do anything.
    I have information about corruption but what can I do about it when the corrupted people have enough resource to put a blanket above their corruption and hide their footsteps?

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  36. As usual – wrong again – most of these people are cleared. SO UWB if you were in areal democracy you would be booked in the court of law for libel (in other words saying wjhatever the hell you want thinking you own the place). I think you should apologise to the people who have been cleared – thats most of the list. Do you believe in the law? Or do you just believe in your own hogwash?

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