Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Indian Century Begins In Nepal

How Nepal was ‘lost’
An exquisite foreign policy disaster in Kathmandu
when it was last that Nepal chose to take its grievance against India to the United Nations. The correct answer: 1989. .... It is the most glaring foreign policy disaster since May, 2014. But we are pretending that it is all the Nepalese’ fault, and their loss, their funeral. We are confident of knocking the snot out of those snotty “upper-caste, Hill elite” who have, once again, colonised the Kathmandu power structure. ...... A country that was so warm and open-hearted in welcoming the Prime Minister just six months ago is now hash-tagging at BackoffIndia. .... We are the new regional power. We have no doubts, and we are not afraid to use our clout. After all, we have been given the sheriff’s badge by none other than the sole superpower. .....

snubbed we were. And, gloriously so. There is no other way to put it.

..... We have a very competent and experienced diplomat manning our embassy in Kathmandu. He is well versed with the nuances of the political power games that were in play throughout the constitution-making exercise. As a consummate professional, he must have been keeping New Delhi in the loop. ..... we have our “agencies” that have a reputation of having a ubiquitous presence in the Himalayan state. They are known to exercise considerable influence and power, both formal and informal, in Nepal's ever-changing domestic alignments and relentless intrigues. Their input must have been available to the big bosses in South Block. ..... And, in the Ministry of External Affairs, we have a vast body of professional diplomats with considerable institutional memory and competence. They can be presumed to have remained watchful about the developments in Nepal. ....... We are also fortunate to have a hands-on National Security Adviser, who is capable of multi-tasking and micro-managing, from crowd-control at Yakub Memon’s funeral to a hot pursuit of insurgents in Myanmar. The services and advice of a couple of very able foreign service officers in the PMO are also available to the NSA. ..... on top of that, we have a web of extensive engagements between our political crowd and the Nepali lot. And most importantly, we have the RSS-VHP and assorted Hindu groups who have always made it their business to keep tabs on what till recently was “the only Hindu kingdom” in the world. Some even suggest that the foreign missions in New Delhi have come to regard RSS’ commissar Ram Madhav as the shadow foreign minister. .....

All these assets and talents collectively give us a formidable edge over the other global players in Nepal.

It is our backyard, we know the pitch and we know the ground and we have a fix on the crowd. Yet, we ended up taking our eye off the ball. ...... Nepal's constitution-making exercise was an open affair. And, we should have had a fairly good inkling of how the traditional “upper caste, Hill elite” were trying to steer the power-sharing arrangement. ...... The ham-handedness displayed towards Kathmandu can only be explained in the context of the struggle for the Patna gaddi. Petty and short-term electoral calculations were allowed to overshadow competent diplomacy.

For the first time in my life I feel like the word Madhesi exists in Patna, Lucknow and Delhi, for the first time an Indian Prime Minister, an Indian Home Minister, an Indian Foreign Minister have taken personal interest in the Madhesi cause. This is supposed to be bad news?

The ruling elite in Kathmandu, the Khas, all of them came from India. The Madhesi are native to Madhesh. The term Madhesi does not exist in Bihar or Uttar Pradesh. It is a term peculiar to Nepal. But the cultural affinity across the border is unmistakable and cross border marriages are the norm. There is an open border like exists nowhere else on the planet, but one hopes will exist everywhere perhaps in the 22nd Century, because it is so cutting edge.

All South Asian borders are unnatural. You find the same people living on two sides of the border everywhere, be it the Pakistan India border, the India Bangladesh border, or the Nepal India border in Nepal's western hills. The Madhesis are not unique.

There is sheer pragmatism. Should the conflict go the militant way, maybe 10,000 Madhesis might pick up arms, but likely three million might flee to the south and swamp Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. Would that be a welcome scenario in Delhi?

And there is the no small issue of doing what is right. All Madhesis are asking for is equality. Or are they supposed to give ground and go the way of the Rohingya?

This is also about India coming of age and going toe to toe with powers like China and the United States and projecting itself on the global stage.

I try to look at China with an open mind. China has lifted more people out of poverty than any power in history and I respect that. I want India and Africa also to lift large numbers of people out of poverty. America ploughed its surplus into Europe and built infrastructure there after World War II. China seems to want to plough its surplus into building infrastructure across Asia and in Africa. And that is a good thing. I can see why China might feel jittery about the South China Sea. You could practically choke the Chinese economy by obstructing that sea route through which it gets all its oil supplies. But the sea lanes have to be kept open and safe for commerce, not just for China, but also the smaller powers. Indian origin minorities may not be put to harm by local powers in countries like Sri Lanka, Burma and now Nepal. China can not be seen to be taking sides against the Madhesi.

India is a eight trillion dollar economy, measured for Purchasing Power Parity. That is not a small economy. India's time is not in 20 years. India's time is now.

China is not a democracy. It can appear to speak in one voice. India, on the other hand, is a democracy. It is but natural that the opposition in India will seek to speak against Modi on every issue imaginable. It does not disturb me to see that. Democracy is what makes India great and appealing. Those voices are but normal. But the counter arguments have to be made. If Madhesh were a separate country and Modi could run for Prime Minister, he would collect 90% of the votes. That is how right he has been for the Madhesis who are fighting for 20th century rights in the 21st century. This is still pre-1947 for the Madhesh. It is like the British never left.

Modi is but in his second year in office. Independent of the Madhesh issue I think he is poised to rule India for 20 years and turn it into a First World country. This is your Deng Xiaoping, India, this is your Lee Kuan Yew. During his first year in office he has put India on the global map. Indians should take pride that their Prime Minister is currently the most popular politician in the world. A 200 billion dollar expenditure on defense can not buy you something like that. There are somethings money can not buy. We live in the era of soft power. And Modi, by that account, has conquered the world. Victory is yoga going to every town on earth, and we are already half way there.

As a last resort Modi has to be ready to do a Bangladesh on Madhesh. He pulled a Rajiv Gandhi in 2014 by getting the wide popular mandate. Maybe he will get to pull a Indira Gandhi on Madhesh. And if I am proven right and he does rule for 20 years, he will also have pulled a Nehru.

Call me an Indian Imperialist, but my vision does not clash with the basic premise that all human beings are equal. My imperialist thoughts are about deepening Indian democracy, not subjugating peoples. There are too many countries where minorities get meted out second class treatments for no reason other than that they are Indian. That can not stand.

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१ . राष्ट्रपती र प्रधान मन्त्री मधेश जाउन। २. घरेलु समस्या मा सेना परिचालन नगर । ३. नेता र सभाषाद लाई लगातार मधेश मै ...
Posted by Rajesh Ahiraj on Friday, October 30, 2015

२० हजार नेपाली मार्नेले भन्दै छ - राजमार्ग अबरोध गरे मुद्दा लाग्छ र सजाए नि हुन्छ ।# सरकार कै पैसा ले एउटा आइना किन्दा नि हिन्थ्यो कि ।
Posted by Rajesh Ahiraj on Friday, October 30, 2015

Former ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood overtly hints armed janjaatis will block Chinese interference!
Posted by Subhash Chandra Shah on Saturday, October 31, 2015 #Madhes #Nepal
Posted by Khushbu Dhoti Mishra on Saturday, October 31, 2015

पार्टीको साधारण सदस्यताबाट समेत निलम्बन......सदभावना पार्टी र संयुक्त लोकतान्त्रिक मधेशी मोर्चाको निर्णय बिपरित राष्ट्...
Posted by Upendra Mahato on Friday, October 30, 2015

अंगीकृत मा खुट्टा नडगमगाउने

अंगीकृत मा खुट्टा नडगमगाउने हो। मधेसी लाई कुनै पनि किसिमको दोस्रो दर्जाको नागरिकता स्वीकार्य हुन सक्दैन। मधेस को बुहारी दोस्रो दर्जाको नागरिक भएर बस्दैन। यो नेपालको मान्छे जापान पुगेर जपानको केटी बिहे गरे जस्तो होइन। मधेस को बिहार र उत्तर प्रदेश सँग पुरानो र प्राकृतिक सम्बन्ध छ। त्यति बेला ओली को पुरखा भारत बाट नेपाल पस्न पनि भ्याएको थिएन। त्यही बेला देखि बिहेबारी हुँदै आएको हो।

नेपाल भारत को बॉर्डर यस्तो cutting edge border हो, २२ औं शताब्दी मा दुनिया को प्रत्येक बोर्डर यस्तै हुन्छ भन्ने आशा गर्न सकिन्छ। नेपाल भारत को बॉर्डर माथि को प्रहार सहने कुरै आउँदैन।

शंघाई को बुलेट ट्रेन हटाएर त्यो ठाउँ मा जनकपुर जयनगर को दाउरा ले चल्ने ट्रेन त्यस ठाउँ मा राख्ने प्रयास हो यो जाली संविधान। लोकतान्त्रिक प्रक्रिया को उपहास गरेर बनाइएको संविधान। चुनाव मा धाँधली गर्यो, संविधान सभा मा व्हिप जारी गर्यो।

The China Card Does Not Exist

भुखे मरना है क्या उन्हें? कौन चाइना, किधर चाइना? The China card does not exist. That is the blunt truth in Kathmandu. And it is in the best interests of the Chinese to make that ample clear to the misguided folks holding the guns in Kathmandu. ये अर्ध शिक्षित जो सत्ता सम्हाले हैं। बस फिसलने ही वाला है वो सत्ता हात में से। 

नेपाल सेना बीरगंज पुग्छ भने पाकिस्तान बंगलादेश हुन्छ

राजेंद्र महतो व्यक्ति होइन अभियान हो

त्यस अभियान को घर छुने दुस्साहस कसैले नगरेस। १५ लाख मधेसी जनजाति त हामी काठमाण्डु मा नै छौं। दक्षिण नाकाबंदी भयो अब उत्तर नाकाबंदी हुन्छ, त्यसपछि काठमाण्डु छोप्ने हो। ढुक्क भएर बस।

ए राजेंदर तु मत घबराना 
तेरे पिछे सारा जमाना 

In The News (89)

Further proof all Maoists had to do was drop marginalised to be embraced in ktm.Not a squeak from usual suspects on Pasang's violent past.

Posted by Prashant Jha on Saturday, October 31, 2015

So how is the China card working out folks? All well now? Supplies normal, Kathmandu citizens happy, Tarai at peace, I hope.

Posted by Prashant Jha on Saturday, October 31, 2015

२०७२ कार्तिक १४जारी मधेश आन्दोलन की समीक्षा व भावी रणनीति पर संयुक्त लोकतान्त्रिक मोर्चा का गंभीर बैठक जारी । सबेरे ८ बजे से जनकपुर के सीटी स्टार में कल्ह फिर होगा ।

Posted by Brikhesh Chandra Lal on Saturday, October 31, 2015"The fact that they (MADHESIS)...

Posted by Prashant Jha on Saturday, October 31, 2015

गोकर्णको खातामै १० लाख ?राज्यलक्ष्मीले आफ्नो नाम मुछेकोमा आफू स्तब्ध भएको एमाले सचिव गोकर्ण विष्टले बताएका छन् । तर, पत...

Posted by Rajesh Ahiraj on Friday, October 30, 2015

अब बीरगंज नाकामा सेना परिचालन गर्ने सोच छ रे...हरे, यिनका घैंटामा कहिले घाम लाग्ने हुन् ? बार्तालाई टुंगोमा पुर्याउन तिर पो लाग्नु पर्ने ! मधेशीहरु पनि नेपाली नै हुन् हौ !

Posted by Kosmos Biswokarma on Friday, October 30, 2015

Man, I can't wait for Nepal to amend its constitution so we can all go back to being friends & laughing about that time we hated each other.

Posted by Manjushree Thapa on Friday, October 30, 2015

अहिले भर्खरै सदभावना पार्टीका राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री राजेन्द्र महतोको काठमाण्डौ स्थित सिनामंगल घरमा आक्रमण भएको छ।

Posted by सदभावना पार्टी on Saturday, October 31, 2015

पूर्व जनमुक्ति सेनाका कमाण्डर नन्दकिशोर पुन 'पासांग' गणतन्त्र नेपालको उपराष्ट्रपतिको गरिमामय पदमा निर्वाचित हुनुभएकोमा वहाँलाई हार्दिक वधाइ तथा शुभकामना!

Posted by Dr. Baburam Bhattarai on Saturday, October 31, 2015

बारा जिल्लाको बबुआईन गांउमा आयोजित मधेश जागरण अभियान सभालाई संबोधित गर्दै सदभावना पार्टीका राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री राजेन्द्र महतो

Posted by सदभावना पार्टी on Friday, October 30, 2015

अंगीकृत नागरिक को हुन ? नेपालमा अंगीकृत नागरिक विदेशी होइनन। २०२० सालमा नागरिकता वितरण हुंदा विभेदकारी नागरिकता ऐनले...

Posted by Sarita Giri on Friday, October 30, 2015

Hold NC general convention not in the capital but in Birgunj, Janakpur or Rajbiraj...good opportunity to reach out to the people in Madhesh.

Posted by Kosmos Biswokarma on Saturday, October 31, 2015

२०७२ कार्तिक १४ जनकपुरअध्यक्षजीद्वारा तराई-मधेश लोकतान्त्रिक पार्टी के आन्दोलनकारी साथीयों के साथ विचार-विमर्श

Posted by Brikhesh Chandra Lal on Saturday, October 31, 2015

गृहमन्त्रालयले भारतीय सीमा नाकासंग जोडिएका जिल्ला प्रशासन कार्यालयहरुलाई जिल्लाको भागमा पर्ने कुल परिमाणको ७५ प्रतिशत ईन...

Posted by Rajesh Ahiraj on Friday, October 30, 2015

जनकपुरमा मधेशी मोर्चाको बैठकमा सहभागी हुनु पूर्व आन्दोलनको समीक्षा र आगामी रणनीति बारे आफ्ना पार्टीका स्थानीय नेता र कार्यकर्ताहरूको धारणा बुझ्दै राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री राजेन्द्र महतो

Posted by सदभावना पार्टी on Saturday, October 31, 2015

मधेश मधेशी जनताका धरोहर है, और इसका आधिपत्य केवल मधेशी जन्तामे निहित है...

Posted by Shailendra Tripathi on Saturday, October 31, 2015

#Madhes #Nepal #solveinternalissues

Posted by Khushbu Dhoti Mishra on Saturday, October 31, 2015

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टवीटरमा टयाग गरेर सोधीएका अनगीनत प्रश्नहरुको जबाफमा ठोकिएका केही जबाफी टवीटहरु !!१) भारतीय गृहमन्त्रीले मधेसीहरुलाई भार...

Posted by Tula Narayan Shah on Saturday, October 31, 2015

Aaj ko Nayapatrika ma prakashit

Posted by Hridayesh Tripathi on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Madhes currently has three kinds of political forces. There are some who care only for power in the name of Madhesi...

Posted by Tula Narayan Shah on Friday, October 30, 2015

० झापाका रुद्र दहाल लहान आइपुगे पछि बन्दकर्ताहरुले उनको मोटरसाइकलमा सलाई कोरेर आगो सल्काए । ० पर्साको जगरनाथपुरमा रामव...

Posted by Jay Prakash Gupta on Friday, October 30, 2015

"मधेस नेपालको अविभाज्य अंग हो। न यो कुनै मुलुकबाट जितिएको उपनिवेश हो, नत यो कसैले गोर्खाली राजालाई बकसमा दिएको भूभाग नै ...

Posted by Vijay Kant Karna on Thursday, October 29, 2015

लोकतांत्रिक मधेसी समाज द्वारा आयोजित " खबरदारी जुलूस " आ कोण सभा।

Posted by Vijay Kumar Singh on Thursday, October 29, 2015

गांउ-गांउ, टोल-टोल, मुहल्ला-मुहल्ला में मधेश आन्दोलन के प्रति उत्साहवर्द्धन करते हुए सदभावना पार्टी के राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री राजेन्द्र महतो

Posted by सदभावना पार्टी on Thursday, October 29, 2015

बारा जिल्लाको गंजभवानीपुरमा रहेको उद्योग वाणिज्य संघको शाखा कार्यालयमा यस क्षेत्रका उद्योगी व्यापारीहरू बीच सदभावना पार्टीका राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री राजेन्द्र महतो

Posted by सदभावना पार्टी on Thursday, October 29, 2015

नाकाबन्दी जारी हैआन्दोलन अभी जारी हैमधेश आन्दोलनको ७६औं दिन र नाकाबन्दीको ३६औं दिन बीरगंजको मितेरी पुलमा धरना दिंदै सदभावना पार्टीका राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री राजेन्द्र महतो

Posted by सदभावना पार्टी on Thursday, October 29, 2015

जनजागरणमा.......गाउँ गाउँ, टोलटोल आन्दोलन बारे जनजागरणको क्रममा बिरगंजबाट बाराको गाउँका लागी जाँदै सदभावना पार्टी का राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष

Posted by सदभावना पार्टी on Thursday, October 29, 2015

मधेश आन्दोलनलाई अझ सशक्त बनाउने अपीलका साथ बारा जिल्लाको गंजभवानीपुर गाविसमा पैदल मार्चमा सहभागी सदभावना पार्टीका राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री राजेन्द्र महतो

Posted by सदभावना पार्टी on Thursday, October 29, 2015

आन्दोलन जारी छ....बारा जिल्लाको भवानिपुर गांउमा आन्दोलनलाई अझ सशक्त बनाउन अपील गर्दै पैदल मार्चमा सहभागी सदभावना पार्टीका राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री राजेन्द्र महतो

Posted by सदभावना पार्टी on Thursday, October 29, 2015

काठमान्डुका राजा भिम मल्लले जनताको सबै घरको धुरीमा धुवाँ नआइ आफु खाना खादैन थिए /पृथ्वी नारयण शाहले जनता मोटा भया देश मो...

Posted by Keshab Poudel on Thursday, October 29, 2015

The second Madhesi morcha led by Anil Kumar Jha has submitted a comprehensive list of demands to the govt, flagging what needs to be changed in the constitution. Many important points. Worth a read.

Posted by Prashant Jha on Thursday, October 29, 2015

मधेशी जनजागरण अभियानको तहत बारा जिल्लाको गंजभवानीपुरमा आयोजित सभामा सदभावना पार्टीका राष्ट्रीय अध्यक्ष श्री राजेन्द्र महतो

Posted by सदभावना पार्टी on Thursday, October 29, 2015

पर्सा, बारा, सप्तरी, धनुषा, सर्लाही के बाद रौतहट में भी #BackOffChina दिखा. #China को #मधेशी मानसिकता को तुरंत अध्ययन करने की जरुरत है. वरना इस घटनाको अवसर बनाने अनेकों शक्ति केंद्र नेपाल में हैं.

Posted by Subhash Chandra Shah on Friday, October 30, 2015

कम्युनिस्ट–लोकतन्त्रवादी सत्तावरिपरि घुम्ने कीरा : प्रा.डा. गोपाल शिवाकोटीकम्युनिस्ट खेतको आलीमा टुक्रुक्क बसेर मकै भट...

Posted by Rato Pati on Thursday, October 29, 2015

All the symptoms and omen indicate independence of Madhesh, if it is achieved it will be because of arrogant ruling elites!

Posted by S Kumar Thakur on Thursday, October 29, 2015

बिभेदकारी सरकार......खस आर्य उखान तुक्के सरकारले नेपाल भनेको काठमाण्डौ मात्रै हो, प्रथम दर्जाको नेपाली नागरिक नेपालरूप...

Posted by Upendra Mahato on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Nepal seems bigger than other 100 countries. Most of the countries you may know but they are smaller than Nepal such as...

Posted by Durga P. Bhurtel on Thursday, October 29, 2015

राज्यका सबै पद गुमेपछि कांग्रेसमा रुवावासी

Posted by Rato Pati on Thursday, October 29, 2015