Thursday, November 24, 2005

Nepalese Americas Council Welcomes Maoist-Democrat Accord


I hope the NAC will similarly come forth condemning the regime's concerted attempts to thwart the mass rallies by the seven party coalition, especially the UML and the Nepali Congress, in different parts of the country. We have to condemn it in such a way that we tie this latest episode to the prior attacks on the media and the NGOs. These fascist tendencies have to be countered forcefully now, or they will learn to get worse.

Also I hope the NAC will play a role in fundraising at this end.

Fundraising Among Nepalis In The US: Pyramid Of 10

Political power has three components to it: money, message and organization.

The message is democracy, although I wish the seven parties offered a greater clarity on the agenda and the roadmap. The organizations are securely in place at both ends. Now let's work the money part. $100 is a small sum. 1000 individuals is a reasonable head count. And the organizational framework is not a pyramid really, it is a cloud. Everything stays transparent at all times. As a starter we build a pyramid of people who at this stage only pledge. We collect the money as per the demand of the movement down the line.

Some money is needed right away for this: Movement Taken To Online Video.

Press Release: NAC Welcomes 12-point Understanding (11/23/05)

Nepalese Americas Council

P.O. Box 9883, San Bernardino, CA 92407

NAC since 1991

Press Release

For More Information Contact:

Dr. Jeetendra Joshee


Phone: 909-792-0343

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

The Nepalese Americas Council (NAC) and its member organizations welcome the 12-point understanding reached between the Seven Parliamentary Party Alliance and the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN-Maoist) to resolve the 10-year old armed-conflict, and appreciate their commitment to establishing representative democracy in Nepal. It is a positive sign for peace, and restoration of democracy and human rights in Nepal. We commend all the involved parties for their pledge to reestablish democracy in Nepal and to bring the long overdue peace in the country.

As stated in the letter of understanding, democracy, peace, prosperity, social development and a free and sovereign Nepal are the primary wishes of the Nepali people. Therefore, we urge all parties to remain true to their commitments in the letter and deliver results to the Nepali people who have suffered much. It is a universal fact that without democracy, peace, and security, prosperity will not be achieved.

We also welcome the acknowledgement of past mistakes by Maoists and the political parties, and their vow to learn from them. Rebuilding trust will take time. But we sincerely hope that these reconciliation efforts progress to the point where a verifiable disarmament is overseen by a credible international agency.

We strongly urge the King to utilize this opportunity and come to terms to restore democracy and foster a lasting peace in the country. We recommend that he invites the United Nations and other international agencies to facilitate the rapprochement between himself, the Maoists, the political parties and the people of Nepal. Should he ignore this opportunity, we foresee grave consequences to the democratic process. Meanwhile, the people of Nepal will continue to suffer, and the viability and utility of monarchy will be in question.

We also appeal to the international community to pressure the King to immediately and unconditionally restore democracy. Now that the Maoists have agreed to lay down the arms for good, the King must act swiftly and yield to the voices of people.

NAC believes that a negotiated political settlement through peaceful means is the only way out of the current crisis in Nepal, and to move towards full democracy in Nepal. We urge all political forces to assert leadership in bringing peace and security and establishing a multiparty democracy with the ultimate source of the power vested in the sovereign people of Nepal.

NAC is a council of several Nepali organizations in North America established to create unity among people of Nepali origin for effective coordination, cooperation, and collaboration on common issues.

NAC member and other community organizations/groups:

  1. Association of the Nepalis in the Americas (ANA)
  2. America Nepal Society (ANS), California
  3. Nepalese Association in South East America ( NASeA)
  4. Nepalese and Friends Association (NAFA)
  5. Kaligandaki Friendship Society (KFC), Washington, D.C.
  6. Nepali Youth Organization (NYO), Washington, D.C.
  7. Society of Ex-Budhanilkantha Students - North America
  8. Nepa Pasha Pucha Amerikaye (NPPA)
  9. America Nepal Friendship Society (ANFS), New York
  10. Nepal Cultural Society of B.C. (NCSBC)
  11. Association of the Nepalese in the Midwest America
  12. Nepal Seattle Society
  13. Florida Nepalese Association (FNA)
  14. Nepal Community Network of Canada (NCNC)
  15. Nepali Women's Network of North America
  16. NCNC( North Carolina)
  17. Nepalese Society of Texas ( Dallas)
  18. Greater Boston Nepali Community ( Boston)
  19. Nepali American Public Affairs Council (NAPAC)
  20. Nepal Concern Group-Canada
  21. Rocky Mountain Friends of Nepal (Denver)
  22. Association of Nepali Terain in America (ANTA)
  23. Liberal Democracy Nepal (LDN)
  24. Nepal Enterprise Forum
  25. Nepal Democracy Forum
  26. Indira Foundation


Dr. Jeet Joshee


Nepalese Americas Council

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