UWB doesn’t agree with some of the ideas put forward by the writer of this comment, Dirgha Raj Prasai, which originally appeared here as a response to a UWB commentator. But we like to hear all kinds of opinions.
Dear Basti jee !
Why would there be a need of a King if Nepal can survive without it? But Nepal should not be compared to other nations. Monarch is Nepal’s alternate power. Nepal does not demand an autocratic royal institution but a pro-people institution. The institution of monarchy is such a force that fights off imperialist force to create a greater Nepal. The King of Nepal never sold the nation, pleaded before foreigners nor killed the people and will never do so. I wouldn’t have said so if I was a citizen of Japan or any other nation, I would have said that the nation will survive without the monarchy, but I am in Nepal. The geographical and class reality of Nepal is such, that the absence of monarchy would mean there will be no Nepal.
This nation was created with joint efforts between the people and the King. Royal Institution is the backbone of Nepali nationality; it is a pillar of trust for continuing stability between China and India. The royal institution is the base pillar for the lasting creative democratic nationalism, which is pessimistic towards autocratic and imperialist management, traitors and terrorism. Nepal as a republic can pose a threat to both India and China. The royal institution is in row, because some Maoist leaders, puppets from Nepali Congress, and UML following Indian directives went against the royal institution.
Maoists disrespecting our identity and culture:Nepal is a country having a rich cultural heritage. When the Maoists were in regime, they, in the name of transforming the country into ‘New Nepal’ tried to destroy our Hindu & Buddhist culture and traditions. The Maoist ministers cut down the budgets of such festivals some of which have been continued in the Nepali society for 1400 years. During the last Indra Jatra festival, the Newar community was agitated when they were faced with the budget cut. The Maoist leaders are seen reluctant in preserving our own identity. Maoist leaders and former Prime Minister Prachanda violated our traditional dress for official functions which demonstrate Nepalese identity.
Indian intervention: The Indian Congress could not comprehend the realities of its neighboring nations, due to which Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi died. India is striving to end the identity of Nepal bringing together some sources and impelling some of the traitors like, Girija Prasad, Krishna Sitaula, Ramchandra Poudel, Madhav Nepal, Jhalanath, Subash Nembang, some Maoist and Madhesi leaders. Nepal and Nepali people spread across the world are very much angry at the nude intervention by India. The episode of the killing of pro-Indian elements and ‘RAW’ agents in 1975 in Bangladesh is still fresh. So it is our request to India to avoid a mistake by supporting the pro-Indian leaders.
Hindu=security, secularism a mistake Nepal is a small country and on the south there is a big country with open border. There are about 800 million Hindus and Indian Hindus respect Nepal as a Hindu kingdom. This should be taken as a matter of pride for all Hindus. For security reasons also, Nepal has a big advantage by being a Hindu country & the birth place of Buddha. If the Maoists are for Nepal’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity, all Nepalese request them to change their idea about republic and secularism. Even if one is a Christian or a Muslim, they should support to keep Nepal a Hindu nation. But the so-called big parties have made a great mistake by announcing Nepal as a secular state.
India, Nepal and Hinduism: If we want to understand the reality about the republic & secularism we can study the national history of Nepal & India. An analyst Stephen Knapp says: India is slowly losing the Vedic culture (Hinduism) through the process of secular or Christian education. In public schools all Vedic books have been removed from the curriculum. There are no possibilities to study the ancient Hindu literature or art in such institutions. The Hindu population is slowly forgetting the unique history and lofty culture of their home land. (5th Feb. 2008- Peoples Review) In fact, the Christian saints order to destroy the huts where they keep the idols of Hindu’s God & Goddess and to break the statues of Hindus idols into tiny pieces. That was their goal to destroy Hindu & Buddha culture and make the country a Christian nation.
Now it is a high time Nepal also should be careful to save her indigenous culture & traditions. If monarchy and the Hindu Kingdom are abolished from Nepal, India also can’t be secure. The absence of Nepalese monarchy will finish all the religious culture and traditions of India because there is the special rights of the king for the various Dhams & Temples of India.
Nepalese around the world and Nepal’s well-wishers are anxious about this conspiracy against monarchy by some deviant leaders. On the discussion about republic in Nepal, senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party Lalkrishna Advani had said: “The framework for constitutional monarchy in Nepal should be consolidated because monarchy is the symbol of Nepal’s identity and sovereignty. Nepal should have an active and dynamic multiparty democracy.” But we in Nepal are trying to dig up a well when there already is water in our rivers.
Betrayal: In 24 April 2006 the monarch handed over the regime to be governed in accordance to the 1990 constitution. But the traitors and corrupts after coming to power abolished the 1990 constitution without the knowledge of the monarch and imposed Interim constitution. Girija including leaders from NC, UML and Maoist who took oath from the King at the royal palace betrayed the King. Then what is the significance of the oath by Ram Baran Yadav, Parmananda Jha and the former Prime Minister Prachanda? Who has complied by the constitution here? 5-7 conspirators from NC, UML and Maoists under Indian support treadled on the constitution and opted for path of anarchy.
But we believe-those who choose wrong path will fail and no one has believed them. When the danger bell rings then nationalists from Maoist, NC, UML including all parties will reinstate the monarchy. The Royal institution of Nepal is for its people and a force that fought against the imperialists. This is why China’s great leader Mao Ze Dong supported monarchy in Nepal and other Chinese leaders support the royal institution in here for Nepal-China security. The Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of the most respected Buddhists worldwide too supports the Nepalese monarchy. The 1990 constitution is not dead. The King must and will be reinstated as per 1990 constitution.
National reconciliation, Mahendra and BP mixed: In 1960, India had been looking to engulf Nepal before it annexed Sikkim. In 1961 the then King Mahendra saved the nation’s sovereignty. Our support lies with BP Koirala’s post 1976 ideology of nationality. We can choose a political path, which would be a coordination and balance between Mahendra’s nationality and BP’s democratic socialism after 1976. The nation cannot run like this. But the matter of sadness is that BP’s own brother Girija has ditched BP’s ideology. Hindu and Buddhist state, national language Nepali and Royal Institution can be the network that would keep the national unity intact.
The permanent organization that can protect the nation and its identity is the royal institution. We need to coordinate and balance the Nepali nationality, royal institution and democracy, bring the prevalent corruption to an end and to focus on development of backward region and classes against the foreign intervention. We cannot go on supporting the mistakes of the corrupt leaders. Nepal has been running with agreement between the monarch and people for continuation of pro-people royal institution. Republic is Herculean attempt from those who have only thought of their vested interest. The monarch was compelled to leave the Narayanhiti Palace, as national corrupt leaders could not comprehend nationality. No one can survive long by stepping on fire. Royal Institution is compulsion and necessity to establish the nation.