Showing posts with label free speech. Show all posts
Showing posts with label free speech. Show all posts

Monday, July 05, 2021

China And Political Reforms

The Chinese state has been designed thinking capital has to be subdued by people. And so the people organization, the Chinese Communist Party, sits atop pretty much everything. But capital is not that evil. Adam Smith's insight was that large masses of people all driven by self-interest end up taking care of the public good. So movement of capital can be seen as an expression of the people's will.

Be that as it may, and with concerns mounting in the American and European political and economic conversations (Piketty's insight that if capital grows at 10% per year, and wages go up by 3%, then the gap will just keep widening until society collapses), even if the Chinese thought is taken at face value, I believe that still creates a lot of room for political reform inside China.

It can be argued the Chinese Communist Party has deviated from its origins and is today just an organization with political monopoly. Ordinary members of the party are not the people that the party derives its power from, let alone the Chinese masses. The party members, large in number, merely provide legitimacy to the people higher up who hold the real power. The organization is well-funded, well-organized, arguably the best organized and best funded political organization on the planet.

The CCP currently provides two candidates for each office at the most local level, and then ordinary voters pick between the two. That is still something. But what if those two had to run in some kind of a primary election inside the party. All party members at that level would vote for candidates. The top two winners of such a primary election would then go face the voters. Would that take away from the original promise of keeping people above the forces of capital? I think not.

What if that is also made true for elections higher up? For the governor of a state? For the president of the country? So all party members inside Tibet would vote for candidates for Governor. The top two would go on to face the voters. Similarly all party members across the country would vote for all presidential candidates, and the two top candidates would then go face the ordinary voters. Would that take away from the original promise of keeping people above the forces of capital? I think not.

They say in China, economic rights over political rights. As in, feed the hungry before you talk about free speech. But that was a long time ago. The people have been fed. Now shall we talk?

If people could talk freely, and if the internet that an ordinary person can access in the US were also the internet that the people inside China could access, would that lead to a collapse of the current system? The system today perhaps. But if China were still a one party state where ordinary people could vote directly for their mayor, governor and president, I don't see how free speech could topple that system. I think China could end up with a system superior to the one in the US. Freely speaking Chinese would simply brag about their political system, them belly full.

The concluding argument of the Trump-Xi trade war from the Trump side was, China can't make chips. China has ambitions to do well in all sorts of cutting edge technologies. I don't see how you can deliver on that unless you have a culture of robust free speech.

The American political system has huge deficiencies. They can't do gun control! They go round and round in circles talking about abortion! They seem incapable of universal health care, or lifelong education. I think China undertaking political reforms would give the country a huge leverage globally. It would put pressure on America to do things like universal health care, and campaign finance reform.

The CCP needs to fight the forces of political monopoly within its ranks and should truly seek to reprsent the people. Minus that it will not be able to lead China to great economic heights on the way to 2030, 2040 and beyond. The political monopoly is moral corruption. With these political reforms most of China's border tensions will cease. There will no longer be any need for external enemies.

Economic rights have been achieved. Poverty has been eradicated (hardly the case in America!). Now it is time for political reforms in China.

China's Xi throws down gauntlet to US Xi warned that China will not be “bullied, oppressed, or subjugated,” and that anyone who dares to try “will find their heads bashed bloody against a great wall of steel forged by over 1.4 billion Chinese people.” The speech has been characterized as “defiant” and “fiery.” ........ in a speech of approximately 7,200 characters (where each character or ideogram is in effect a word), only about 770 characters were devoted to the military and the warnings about China not being bullied. ........... Above all, the speech focused on China’s (and not just the People’s Republic of China’s) efforts to modernize and advance from being one of the most backwards nations to reassuming its place as a global leader. ........ Xi placed the CCP’s development and programs alongside such events as the Taiping Rebellion (the Chinese civil war that was the bloodiest conflict of the 19th century), the Tung-Chih Restoration and the Boxer Rebellion. All of these were characterized as efforts at reforming China in order to modernize and progress. The salient difference, according to Xi, is that these previous efforts all failed, whereas the CCP’s efforts have succeeded. .......... the “Century of Humiliation” and the fall of China from economic and political preeminence in Asia (and arguably the world) to becoming the “sick man of Asia.” Xi noted that while China was exploited by foreign powers (in particular the United Kingdom during the Opium Wars), it was also internally weak and backwards. Xi describes it as semi-feudal, and that’s arguably accurate, certainly in the Chinese countryside of 1921. This domestic weakness, in turn, made China vulnerable to foreign depredation. ............ It is the CCP, Xi emphasized, that broke China out of this backwardness. In essence, the CCP has earned the support of the Chinese people through its demonstrated effectiveness. ...........

the CCP represents the pinnacle of 5,000 years of Chinese history and civilization

........... a full-throated reaffirmation of the socialist credentials and nature of the CCP and the PRC ........

there is an ideological component to the challenge posed by Xi and the CCP, one rooted in socialist thought

........ the PRC won’t tolerate being lectured, nor will it evolve in directions set by others. China has its own “core interests,” which it will not make concessions on — an important point when considering developments ranging from the South China Sea to human rights to cyberspace and outer space to expectations of a more liberal CCP. ...........

the United States was not qualified to criticize China

........... trying to get China to liberalize, whether with regards to the Uighurs or Hong Kong, was portrayed as “bullying” and “subjugation.” ......... Insofar as the West wants China to conform to the rules of a rules-based international order, Xi and the CCP are indicating that those rules must be ones that China has forged. ........... Napoleon is said to have warned, “Let China sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” Xi Jinping’s speech suggests that China is, indeed, roused and ready to start that shaking.

To understand Xi Jinping's China, we must look back to Liang Qichao — the 'godfather of Chinese nationalism' Liang Qichao may not be as familiar to most of us as Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping or Xi himself, but Liang has been called the "godfather of Chinese nationalism" and is the voice that has whispered in the ears of China's leaders for the past century. ........... It is impossible to understand China today without going back to the fall of the Qing Empire in the early years of the 20th century, and a man whose writings triggered a dark night of the soul for the Chinese people. ........ When Xi Jinping talked about "national rejuvenation", "sovereignty and territorial integrity", he was channelling Liang Qichao. When he warned that no foreign force "will bully, oppress or subjugate us", he was echoing the words of Liang. It was Liang Qichao who helped popularise the idea of "humiliation" that Xi now uses as a mantra to bind Chinese people to a militant identity that pits China against the world. ................ He was a writer and activist, one of the most significant thinkers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries in China. He campaigned for reform of the Qing Empire, making him a target, and fled overseas, living in Japan and Canada. He visited Australia, meeting our first prime minister, Edmund Barton. ............ Liang embraced the West, soaking up new ideas. But it only reinforced

his view that China was morally corrupt

. Liang looked at his nation, and saw defeat, humiliation and weakness. .............. He coined the phrase "the sick man of Asia" to describe China's fallen state. ....... Being defeated in war by Japan in 1895, Liang said "awoke our nation from its four thousand year old dream". ........

Liang set about inventing a new nation. He advocated the unity of the "yellow race".

He coined a term "minzu" to describe the people of the nation. He began to talk of what he called "hsin min"' — a "new people". ............ a new "definition of the Chinese people as a nation ... based upon common ties of place, blood, custom and culture". In today's terms, we might call it "make China great again". .............. But Liang's vision for this new China did not include democracy. .......... Liang preferred what he called "enlightened despotism." ........ "from 1842 to 1942, China had been treated by the West with distrust, ridicule, and disdain, mingled from time to time with pity and charity, only occasionally sympathy and friendliness". .........

In 1949, Mao crowned victory in the Communist Revolution with the words "the Chinese people have stood up".

......... He grew disillusioned with politics in China and retreated to study and writing. But

he was perhaps the greatest influence on a young emerging revolutionary, Mao Zedong

. .......... It isn't a show of strength but a reminder of humiliation. It reveals

the paradox of China: at once powerful yet fragile.

........... for all of its undoubted success, the Party does not believe in its people. .......... Like Liang Qichao, Xi believes the people need to be re-made.

‘Keep your eyes on the sun’ the Chinese Communist Party that leads it will today celebrate 100 years since its founding and nearly 72 years in power. .........

The authoritarian regime transformed China so rapidly that today the nation identifies as both an emerging superpower, and a developing nation, at the same time.

......... when we see “China” in a headline, it’s often talking about the CCP, not the country’s 1.4 billion people. ........... Mr Xi oversees the party and its 92 million members — ..... less than 7 per cent of China’s 1.4 billion people. ......... the party and the government are inseparable. ........ The structure of the CCP is highly opaque and complex .......... Mr Xi sits atop what’s known as the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), a circle of seven men who effectively run China. ........ the National People’s Congress — China’s parliamentary equivalent — some 3,000 delegates who meet annually to “rubber stamp” laws. .......... Every five years, thousands of CCP representatives convene to elect the party’s central leadership bodies. ......... the intra-party mechanics of the CCP get complex and bureaucratic ........ these ranks — who make up a tiny fraction of China’s population. ........ China does hold elections for local representatives. But all candidates must be CCP-approved. No photos or candidate information are provided — only a name. ......... in a nation with more than 680 million females, there are no women in the top rank ........ raising controversial issues is effectively prohibited ......... Single-party rule allows for significant policy changes and difficult decisions to be made without much political fallout from the Chinese people. It also means that long-term targets can be set and political decisions made without concern or worry that an opposition party will gain popular support or unwind policy every few years. ............... the idea for a population control policy had been ruminating within the Politburo Standing Committee for nearly a decade through the 1970s under Mao Zedong, before being formally enacted as the one-child policy in 1980 by late paramount leader Deng Xiaoping — it would stay in place for the next 35 years. ............. Deng’s economic reforms transformed the country from being one of the world’s poorest to the second-largest economy on earth within a generation. ......... “My parents explained to me that I was a second child, that it was forbidden, and if it was disclosed, they would lose everything” ............ “[CCP] leaders have nothing to do with the ones below them, just like the whole mechanism of the Communist Party — it

only looks at the faces above, not the people’s feelings below.”

......... “the CCP doesn’t use the ordinary people’s perspective, it uses a comparative sociological perspective” that prioritises societal progress over individual struggle. ......... “There is so-called ‘intra-party’ and ‘extra-party’ democracy. But if you can’t discuss the Central Committee’s policies, what kind of ‘democracy’ do you have?” .......... Despite its socio-capitalist wealth, the CCP is still guided by communist principles like

democratic centralism and collective leadership

. .............. These ideas strive for leadership through consensus and unity. ........ This “collective” order is also maintained under an extrajudicial process known as ‘Shuanggui’ – overseen by the PSC’s Disciplinary Commission – to punish disloyal party members who cross the line. ...........

what constitutes “the line” is fluid, and up to the discretion of senior ranking CCP members.

........ “The party guides rather than instructs: it saves giving direct orders for when something is really important.” ........ “Normally, the goal is to get everyone to read the leader’s mind, and so there are lots of [iterations of] what the party thinks.” .........

while issues like human rights do get raised, it’s not in a way liberal democracies would expect: the discussion is framed in terms of extreme rationality, with emphasis placed on the socioeconomic advancement of the society, not on the suffering of individuals, which is seen as counterproductive when governing so many people

. ............ “No Communist Party member — including Mao Zedong — sincerely believes in communism, and no Communist Party member would say that openly” .......... “The legitimacy of ideology is actually a very contradictory thing for the Communist Party of China —

it plays the Marxist-Leninist card, but it actually follows the Chinese emperor system.”

............ People like Yin maintain some policies seen by many as “cruel” would not be allowed to exist if the Chinese people could voice their opinions. ......... as a ruling party it is very much supported, but

I wouldn’t dare to say it’s supported by the majority of the people because it wouldn’t dare to announce a general election in China

............ policy in China does not attract much public consultation. If [the public had a chance to speak], these millions of tragedies wouldn’t happen.” ........ when a group of leftist-inspired students took over Tiananmen Square in 1919 to protest against foreign powers who were violating China’s sovereignty after World War I. .........

In July 1921, the CCP held its first National Congress, attended by a dozen members including a 27-year-old Mao Zedong.

By the end of the civil war in 1949, former student-turned-CCP leader Chairman Mao would declare the People’s Republic of China, and the party as its sole governing authority. .............. Some say this history informed the CCP’s own handling of the 1989 protests in Tiananmen Square some 70 years later, which were sparked in the same spirit as those of 1919. .......... In 2020, the CCP claimed it had achieved its centenary target of eradicating absolute poverty across the country. .......... The party also has a goal for the centenary of the founding of China in 2049. It hopes that by then the country will be “a modern socialist country that is prosperous, strong,


, culturally advanced and harmonious”. .............. Prioritising pragmatism over strict ideology — for example, inviting foreign investment into its communist tradition — has been integral to the CCP’s success and domestic popularity. ............ “By guiding more than directing, they can take the praise for things that go right — and many things have in the past 30 years — while blaming problems or failures on subordinates not acting the way top leaders want them to.” ......... “Politically, the West’s theory that capitalism is the ultimate has been shaken, and socialist development has experienced a miracle,” Mr Xi said in a speech after first coming to power. ............. “Western capitalism has suffered reversals, a financial crisis, a credit crisis, a crisis of confidence, and their self-conviction has wavered.

“Western countries have begun to reflect, and openly or secretively compare themselves against China’s politics, economy, and path.”

................ Foreign relations are regularly strained by an inability to see eye to eye on issues around human rights —

China’s frustration stems from alleged “hypocrisy” and “double standards”.

......... lifting “850 million people” out of poverty, a feat small Western countries have no experience with ..........

“As one African diplomat famously put it: ‘You cannot eat democracy.’”

........ 2022′s National People’s Congress might see a reshuffling of power, as the CCP seeks to project a more tame image in the future. .............. “Keep your eyes on the sun, and you will not see the shadows.” ....... look at the positives, and stop focusing on the dark sides.

Monday, January 07, 2019

सीके राउत की गिरफ़्तारी नेपाल लोकतंत्र न होने का प्रमाण है

सीके राउत को फिर से गिरफ्तार कर लिया गया है।

आप सीके राउत के विचारधारा से असहमत हो सकते हैं। लेकिन एक शांतिपुर्वक अपने बात रखनेवाले व्यक्ति को, शांतिपुर्वक संगठन निर्माण करने वाले व्यक्ति को गिरफ्तार सिर्फ उस राजनीतिक व्यवस्थामें किया जा सकता है जो कि लोकतान्त्रिक नहीं है। ये मानव अधिकार का हनन है। जिस देशमें चुनाव हो वो लोकतंत्र है ऐसी बात नहीं है। लोकतंत्र होना नहोना मानव अधिकार से सम्बंधित बात है। चुनाव तो तानाशाह भी कराते हैं।

क़ानून के शासन का एक नियम है कि एक ही आरोप पर एक व्यक्ति को एक से ज्यादा बार मुक़दमा नहीं चलाया जा सकता है। लेकिन नेपाल में कानुन का शासन है ही नहीं। पहली बार जब सीके राउतको गिरफ्तार किया गया तो नेपालके सर्वोच्च अदालत ने उन्हें रिहा करवाया। क्यो कि नेपालके संविधान में स्पष्ट लिखा गया है कि वाक स्वतंत्रता प्रत्येक नागरिक का अधिकार है।

लेकिन उसके बाद भी बार बार कइयों बार गिरफ़्तारी हुइ। ये मुसा बिरालो के खेल की तरह हो गया।लोकतंत्र का उपहास होता रहा है।

इस बार तो सर्वोच्च अदालत भी खेल में शामिल हो गया। इस से बड़ा मजाक क्या हो सकता है?

सीके का विश्लेषण सही है कि नेपालके भितर मधेसीको राजनीतिक समानता प्राप्त नहीं है। उस समस्याका समाधान फोरम राजपा वाले कहते हैं संघीयता है। सीके फरक विचार प्रस्तुत करते हैं। संघीयता है तो आ गया आपका संघीयता, तो फिर अब मधेसीको समानता क्यों नहीं मिला?

आप सीके के विचार से असहमत हो सकते हैं। और मैं हुँ। मेरा विचार है लक्ष्य होना चाहिए दक्षिण एशिया का राजनीतिक एकीकरण। मधेस अलग देश क्यों, सारे उपमहाद्वीपको ही एक देश बना दो।

लेकिन मैं सीके के विचार से असहमत हुँ इसका मतलब तो ये नहीं निकलता कि सीके को जेल में ठुँस दो। ये क्या हो रहा है ये? अप्रिल २००६ के १९ दिन के क्रांति में जो नेपाली शहीद हुए वो क्या इसी के लिए शहीद हुवे थे? मधेसी क्रांति १, २, ३, ४ में जो शहीद हुवे वो क्या इसी के लिए शहीद हुवे? नेपाल गणतंत्र के राजनेता क्या सबके सब नवराजा बन गए हैं?

बस भी करो ये तानाशाही।

सीके राउत की मैने आलोचना की है और इसी ब्लॉग पर की है। चुनाव के समय किया। आप इस ब्लॉग के पिछले पन्नों में जा के अभी देख सकते हैं। मैंने कहा है कि आप स्पेन के केटलोनिआ का उदाहरण देते हैं, स्कॉटलैंड का उदाहरण पेश करते हैं। लेकिन आप जिन लोगों की बाते करते हैं वो तो चुनाव लड़ के अपने अपने प्रांतो में सरकार बनाए बैठे हैं। आप क्यों नहीं पार्टी खोलते? आप क्यों नहीं चुनाव लड़ते? आप क्यों नहीं प्रान्तीय सरकार बनाने की सोंचते? महात्मा गांधी की भारतीय कांग्रेस पार्टी अंग्रेज शाषित भारत में चुनाव लड़ा करती थी, और प्रांतीय सरकार बनाया करती थी। आप चुनावी प्रक्रिया से अलगथलग रह के strategic, tactical गलतियाँ कर रहे हैं। ऐसा मैंने कहा है।

लेकिन कोइ अहिंसावादी राजनेता अगर strategic, tactical गलतियाँ करे तो उसे जेल में ठुँस दो, ये कौन सा न्याय है?

सन २००५-२००६ में अमेरिका में रह रहे दो तीन लाख से उपर नेपाली में मैं अकेला था जिसने फुल टाइम नेपालके लोकतान्त्रिक आंदोलन के लिए काम किया। जो नेपाली दो नंबर पर था समय देने के हिसाब से उसने मेरे तुलना में २०% भी समय नहीं दिया।

वो मेरा योगदान मैंने इसलिए नहीं किया कि ये दिन देखना पड़े।

एक राजनीतिक शाश्त्र के अध्येता और विद्यार्थी होते मैं ये देख रहा हुँ कि मधेस अलग देशकी संभावना के रास्ते में सबसे बड़ा रोड़ा भु-राजनीति है। भारत और चीन दोनों ही नहीं चाहेंगे कि नेपाल एक से दो देश बन जाए। जबकि भारत चाहता है कि मधेसीको समानता मिले। नाकाबंदी ही कर दिया था।

अगर कोइ बर्लिन की दिवार ढहने साइज का भु-राजनीतिक भुकम्प आ जाये और भारत और चीन ही एक से १० देश बन जाए तो अलग बात है। उस परिस्थिति में मधेस अलग देश संभव है। लेकिन उसकी संभावना क्या है? बल्कि उलटे युरोप के १०-१२ देश एक देश बन जाना चाहते हैं।

लेकिन यहाँ बात भु-राजनीति की नहीं है। मुद्दा मानव अधिकार की है। आप किसी की वाक स्वतंत्रता हनन नहीं कर सकते। नेपाल में लोकतंत्र का उपहास बंद करिए। सीके को तुरन्त रिहा करिए। बन्दर का खेल नहीं लोकतंत्र। लोकतंत्र की अपनी मुल्य मान्यताएँ होती है।

नेपालके नेता लोग कहते रहते हैं विदेश में रह रहे लोग वापस आ जाओ। गया तो वापस सीके। क्या हालत कर के रखे हो? कुछ लोग होते हैं बौद्धिक रूप से प्रखर। कुछ संगठन में कुशल होते हैं। जैसे कि गिरिजा कोइराला संगठन में कुशल थे। लेकिन वो कोइ बौद्धिक लोग नहीं थे इस बात को वो खुद मानते थे। सीके दोनों में माहिर हैं। इस बात की कदर करो। देश के भविष्य की सोचो।

नेपालमा लोकतंत्र बाँदर को हात मा नरिवल?

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‘काठमाडौँभन्दा बाहिर पनि एउटा शक्ति निर्माण हुँदैछ, त्यो हो जनकपुर’
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Saturday, October 28, 2017

महेंद्र पथ भनेको चीनको एक भाषा, एक भेष, एक देश र तैं चुप मैं चुप नै होइन र?

महेंद्र पथ भनेको चीनको एक भाषा, एक भेष, एक देश (unitary state) र तैं चुप मैं चुप (no free speech) नै होइन र?

राजा महेंद्र ले चीन र भारत लाई एक अर्का विरुद्ध प्रयोग गरेका होइनन कि चीन लाई अँगालेका हुन। वाक स्वतंत्रता को समाप्ति, संगठनको स्वतंत्रता को समाप्ति, एक भाषा, एक भेष, एक देश ---- त्यो सब चिनिया मोडल हो। अझ माओ पनि राजा जस्तै थिएनन र? आजीवन शासन गरे। अहिले ओली महेंद्र पथमा हिडेको भन्नु पुर्ण सत्य भएन। अब ideology export गर्नु चीनको घोषित नीति नै भइसकेको अवस्था मा नेपाली जनता ओलीसँग सतर्क हुनुपर्छ। नेपाल चीन का लागि आकर्षक छ। भारत र अमेरिका दुबै लाई एकै पटक नीचा देखाउन मिल्ने ठाउँ।

दुई तिहाई ल्याएर संविधान संसोधन गर्छु भनेको के ओली ले? बहुदल, वाक स्वतंत्रता आदि लाई तत्काल लाई मान्नुपरे मानने पछि फाल्ने भनेको हो कि?

भन्दैमा भारत कै राजनीतिक सिस्टम राम्रो, अमेरिका को फोटोकॉपी गर्नु पर्छ भन्ने होइन। लोकतंत्र जुन जुन देशमा छ त्यस्तो प्रत्येक देशमा आफ्नै विशिस्ट किसिमको छ। उत्तरी युरोप मा रहेको लोकतंत्र लाई त औपचारिक रूप मा नै समाजवाद नै भन्ने गरिन्छ। तर त्यस्तो प्रत्येक ठाउँ मा मानव अधिकार को पुर्ण गारंटी छ। वाक स्वतंत्रता छ कि छैन भन्नेमा दुईमत छैन। विभिन्न राजनीतिक पार्टी को meaningful अस्तित्व छ।

तर चीन ले भनेको समाजवाद उत्तरी युरोप को जस्तो होइन। ओली ले भनेको समाजवाद त चीन को जस्तो पनि होइन। ओली को आइडियोलॉजी त नाङ्गो माफ़ियातंत्र र सिंडिकेट राज हो, लुटतंत्र हो, Tammany Hall हो।

बीपी कोइराला लाई लेखक, विचारक भन्न मिल्छ, तर कुशल राजनीतिज्ञ भन्न मिल्दैन। महेंद्र ले कु गर्ने कुरा महिनौं सम्म थाहा पाएर पनि sitting duck भएर बसे। नेहरू को मा कूदेर जानु पर्ने थियो। माओ र नेहरू बीच को फरक बुझ्न सक्नुपर्थ्यो। नेपालमा राजनीति गर्न त्यति geopolitics त बुझ्न सक्नुपर्छ।

Friday, August 21, 2015

प्रेस स्वतंत्रता पुनर्स्थापना गर!

रास्ट्रिय भनिने तर एकल जातीय तथा क्षेत्रीय भावबाट माथी कहिले नी उठ्न न सकेका रास्ट्रिय दैनिकहरुले मधेशका विभिन्न ठाउहरुमा हुदै आएको अधिकारको लडाईलाई निरुत्साही पर्न झुट्टा खबर या मौन भएर आफ्नो जातियता पत्रकारिताको परिचय दिदै आएको कुरा हामी कसैबाट लुकेको छैन. हामी यस्ता साम्प्रदायिक भावनाबाट ग्रसित मान्सिक रोगी भएका मेडिया र पत्रकारहरुबाट न्यायको कुरा गर्न छोडी सकेको र हाम्रो समाचार आफै प्रेसित गर्ने निर्णय बमोजिम लोकल अनलाइन पत्रिकाहरु चलाउन सुरु गरेको तर त्यसलाई पनि सरकारले ब्लक गरेर एकल जातियता को खोल ओढेगा दमनकारी सरकारले आफ्नो कुरूप सबै सामु प्रस्तुत गरिसकेका छ..र मधेशमा भइरहेको दमन प्रति मौन समर्थन गर्नेहरुले जुन बेला उग्र रुप लिन्छ त्यो बेलाको लागी "हिमाल पहाड तराई कोही छैन पराईको प्ले वोर्ड बनाउदै बसेका छन - दमनकारी राक्षसहरु"
सन्दर्भ: हुलाकी न्युजलाई मधेशका आन्दोलन सम्बन्धि खबरस प्रेसित गरेकाले ब्लक गरेको

Thursday, August 20, 2015

वाक स्वतंत्रता बारे संख्या को कुरा गरे के हुन्छ?

वाक स्वतंत्रता बारे संख्या को कुरा गरे के हुन्छ? जनता लाई वाक स्वतंत्रता दिने निर्णय गर्ने अनि नागरिक ले एक दिन मा कति शब्द बोल्न पाउने तोक्ने जिम्मेवारी बामे लाई दिने।

बामे घोतलिन्छ। सर सल्लाह गर्न थाल्छ। सर सल्लाह का लागि तीन दल का बाहुन लाई डाकेर रसमलाई खुवाउँछ। एक दुई वर्ष त्यसरी बिताउँछ। ५-६ वर्ष त्यसरी बिताउँछ। 

कसैले भन्छ २००, कसैले भन्छ ३००, कसैले ३,०००. कमल थापा ले भन्छ २०-२५. 

विज्ञ हरु ले आफ्नो तर्क पेश गर्छन। आयोग बन्छ। 

जति गर्यो सहमति बन्दै बन्दैन। संक्रमण काल लम्बिएको लम्बियै। 

संघीयता मा प्रदेश हरु को संख्या तोक्न खोज्नु त्यस्तै मुर्ख कुरा हो। जनताले चाहे जति प्रदेश हरु को संख्या हुन्छ। आज १६ प्रदेश बाट शुरू हुन सक्छ, १० वर्ष पछि त्यो २६ पुग्न सक्छ। जनताले चाहेमा। 

काठमाण्डु बाट भक्तपुर हिँडेर गए कम समय लाग्छ कि साईकल मा कम समय लाग्छ? साईकल मा कम समय लाग्छ। साईकल बढ़ी efficient हो। त्यस्तै जनता लाई सरकार ले पुर्याउनु पर्ने सेवा पुर्याउन एकात्मक व्यवस्था भनेको हिडेर गएको हो, संघीय व्यवस्था भनेको साईकल मा। साईकल बढ़ी efficient हो। कम खर्चिलो हो। 

एकात्मक व्यवस्था को बेबी किंग जिल्ला लाई गायब पार्ने। जिल्ला गायब हुन्छ। केंद्र, १६ प्रदेश, १००० स्थानीय इकाई मा जाने। 

धर्म निरपेक्षता मा शक्ति संतुलन गरे के हुन्छ?
वाक स्वतंत्रता र स्वायत्तता
Federalism, Centripetal Force, Centrifugal Force
संघीयता मा बजेट बाडफाड़: ३३-३३-३४: केन्द्र प्रदेश स्थानीय
१ देश, १६ प्रदेश, २०-३० विशेष क्षेत्र, १००० गाउँ/नगर = १२५ जातजाति
प्रत्यक्ष निर्वाचित वडा अध्यक्ष, मेयर, मुख्य मंत्री र प्रधान मंत्री

सिडियो र डिएसपीलाई जिल्ला छोड्न 'अल्टिमेटम'
जुम्लाका राजनैतिक दलहरुले ४८ घण्टा भित्र सिडियो र डिएसपीलाई जिल्ला छोड्न अल्टिमेटम दिएका छन । उनीहरुले संविधानको मस्यौदामा कर्णालीलाई बेवास्ता गर्ने खेल शीर्ष नेताले खेलेको भन्दै सिडिओ र डिएसपीलाई जिल्ला छोड्न अल्टिमेटम दिएका हुन्। ....... बिहीबार एक प्रेश विज्ञाप्ति प्रकाशित गर्दै दलहरुले कर्णालीको मागलाई मस्यौदामा नसमेटिकन संविधान जारी गरिए कर्णालीबाट राज्यले ठूलो मूल्य चुकाउनु पर्ने चेतावनी दिएका हुन्। कर्णालीको माग सम्बोधन नहुने अवस्थामा राज्यका संयन्त्रलाई खारेज गरी कर्णालीका आफ्नै संरचना निर्माण गरी स्थानिय सरकार सञ्चालन गर्ने आन्दोलनकारीले बताउँदै आएका छन्। ...... केन्द्रिकृत सत्तावाट कर्णाली पछि परेको भन्दै कर्णालीलाई दबाउन खोजिए विष्फोट हुने चेतावनी विज्ञप्तिमा दिइएको छ । विज्ञप्तिमा आन्दोलनका क्रममा प्रहरीको गोली लागेर घाइते भएकाको उपचार निःशुल्क हुनु पर्ने र ताकी ताकी गोली हान्ने प्रहरीलार्ई कार्वाही गर्नु पर्ने माग गरिएको छ।नेपाली काग्रेस, नेकपा एमाले, एकीकृत नेकपा माओवादी, नेपाल मजदुर किसान पार्टीलगायत यहाँ क्रियाशिल ११ दलका प्रतिनिधिले प्रेश विज्ञप्तिमा हस्ताक्षर गरेका छन्।

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

शाह वंश गयो तर गणतंत्र आएन

नेपालमा राजनीतिक पार्टी र तिनका नेता सँग लोकतन्त्र मा हुनुपर्ने भन्दा बढ़ी पावर छ। शाह वंश गयो तर गणतंत्र आएन। पहिला राजाले ओगटेको ठाउँ मा अहिले काँग्रेस एमाले का ५-१० जना नेता सामुहिक रुपले बसेका छन।

बामे १५ वर्ष अगाडि हेग पुग्नुपर्ने मान्छे गृह मंत्रालय ओगटेर बसेको छ, नेपाल प्रहरी लाई एउटा failed state को प्राइवेट आर्मी मानेर बसेको सोमालिया को वारलॉर्ड जस्तो भएर। अर्थ मंत्री महाधिवेशन लाई भनेर देश को नाका बाट राजस्व लुट्छ। राणा हरु लाई लाग्थ्यो देशको संपत्ति आफ्नो निजी संपत्ति भनेर, काँग्रेसी हरु लाई आज त्यस्तै लाग्छ।

हुँदा हुँदा अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय रुपमा स्थापित मानव अधिकार को परिभाषा पनि यिनै नवराजा हरुले हाम्रा लागि गरिदिनुपर्ने जस्तो गर्न थाले। देशमा गणतन्त्र स्थापित भएकै छैन। राजा बस्ने ठाउँ मा बामे-सुशील-केपी ओली लाज पचाएर आएर बसिदिएका छन।

संघीयता र मधेसी क्रान्ति को अपमान हुँदा चुप लागेर बस्ने हरु ले आज २००६ अप्रिल क्रान्ति र मानव अधिकार को अपमान हेर्नु परिरहेको छ। सीके राउत को मानव अधिकार हनन हुँदा चुइँक्क नबोल्ने पहाड़ी पत्रकार हरु अहिले freedom of press खोइ भन्न थालेका छन।
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
महोत्तरीमा डा. सी. के. राउतको डिविडी हेरिरहेका मधेशी जनतामाथि प्रहरीले गोली चलायो
मधेसी विरोधी माओवादी पनि हो
Police Brutality In Janakpur धर्म निरपेक्षता र मानव अधिकार
फ़ासिस्ट गृह मंत्री

यो लिस्ट मा बामे ले गर्न बाँकी राखेको के छ?

Thursday, June 18, 2015

कृष्ण पहाड़ी ले मानव अधिकार नबुझेको

२००५-०६ ताका को एक जना हीरो --- कृष्ण पहाड़ी। अहिले आएर उ त मानव अधिकार के हो भन्ने नबुझेको मान्छे रहेछ भन्ने कुरा उदांग भएको छ। गेरुवा वस्त्र सुहाएन।

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

सीके राउत दक्ष जनशक्ति अंतर्गत पर्दैन?

पत्रकार विजय कुमार ले दक्ष जनशक्ति को कुरा गरेको अवस्था छ। म विजय कुमार लाई सोध्न चाहन्छु, सीके राउत तपाइँको दक्ष जनशक्ति को परिभाषा भित्र पर्छ कि पर्दैन? उसको मानव अधिकार तपाइँको सरोकार को विषय हो कि होइन? उसको वाक स्वतंत्रता को जगेर्ना गर्ने जिम्मेवारी तपाइँ को हो कि होइन? नेपालको न्यायपालिका ले चोख्याई सकेको मान्छे सीके। अब तपाइँ जस्ता पहाड़ी हरु लाई बामे को चर्तिकला को विरोध गर्न किन गार्हो पर्यो? कि नेपाल मा लोकतंत्र नै छैन? सीके राउत दक्ष जनशक्ति अंतर्गत पर्दैन?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

CK Raut Has To Be Released Unconditionally And Immediately

Gandhi Also Refused To Pay Bail

No ifs and buts. The arrest was wrong. And he has to be released unconditionally and immediately.

The courts could do it. The courts could release him unconditionally and immediately.

The Prime Minister could do it. The Prime Minister could release him unconditionally and immediately.

The Home Minister could do it. The Home Minister could release him unconditionally and immediately.

Accept that you made a mistake in arresting him. Apologize. And let him go.

That is my opinion. That is the opinion of all the top human rights organizations in the world.

CK Raut Arrest Is Human Rights Blasphemy

Suman Khadka and Kanak Mani Dixit seem to have a disagreement of opinion with Dr. CK Raut ----- that is perfectly fine. CK is not, never has been, will never be, above criticism. But that he is behind bars for something he might have said, something he might have written is human rights blasphemy. Why don't the Pahadi "intellectuals," the Pahadi human rights activists, the Pahadi journalists get this basic, simple point!? Is the ethnic prejudice against Madhesis in the country soooooo deep!?

A lady and a witch

Sunday, October 12, 2014

सीकेले बयान फेर्ने सम्भावना छैन

सीके राउतले आफ्नो बयान फेर्यो भनेर पहाड़ी मीडियाले हल्ला फैलाई रहेको छ। 

सीकेले आफ्नो बयान फेर्न "मैले मधेसी विरुद्ध विभेद छ भनेको थिएँ तर त्यो त होइन रहेछ" भन्नुपर्यो। सीकेले आफ्नो बयान फेर्न "संघीयता भए पनि ठीकै नभए पनि ठीकै" भन्नुपर्यो। सीकेले आफ्नो बयान फेर्न "आत्म अधिकार नभएको संघीयता भए पनि काम चल्छ" भन्नुपर्यो। सीकेले आफ्नो बयान फेर्न "वाक् स्वतन्त्रताको मलाई अब मतलब भएन म अब बोल्दिन" भन्नुपर्यो। सीकेले आफ्नो बयान फेर्न "वामदेबको चम्चाहरुले मलाई हिरासतमा टार्चर गरेको काम गर्यो, म आफ्ना सबै कुरा फिर्ता लिन्छु" भन्नुपर्यो।

सीकेले आफ्नो बयान फेर्न "आत्म अधिकार भएको संघीयता आए पनि र मधेसी विरुद्धको विभेद कायम रहिरहे पनि मैले अलग देशकालागि पहल गर्ने छैन" भन्नुपर्यो। सीकेले आफ्नो बयान फेर्न "आत्म अधिकार भएको संघीयता बारेमा बोल्नु वाक् स्वतन्त्रता भित्र पर्दैन भन्ने वामदेबको कुरा मैले पनि मान्छु र बाबुरामले पनि मान्छन्" भन्नुपर्यो। 

सीकेले आफ्नो बयान फेर्न "पहाड़ी मीडियाले मैले आफ्नो बयान फेरेको भन्दै छ, पहाड़ी मीडियाले पनि कहीं झुठ बोल्छ र, र त्यो पनि एउटा मधेसीको बारेमा, र त्यसैले पहाड़ी मीडियाले मैले आफ्नो बयान फेरेको भन्दैछ भने त्यो सत्य नै हुनुपर्छ" भन्नुपर्यो। 

होइन भने सीकेले आफ्नो बयान फेरेको कुरा कुन आधारमा प्रचार प्रसार गरेको? 

Thursday, October 09, 2014

The Congress Needs To Expel Khum Bahadur

The Nepali Congress needs to expel Khum Bahadur Khadka for his regressive activities. Khum Bahadur has a right to free speech. But the Congress now has an obligation to kick him out of the party. 

The UML has been leading the regression and the counter revolution. And now the Congress has joined those ranks with Khum Bahadur campaigning against democracy. Nepal can not be both a "Hindu nation" and a modern democracy. But Hindus in Nepal can be as Hindu as they want. Nothing stops them. It is called freedom of religion.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rajesh Ahiraj Has A Right To Free Speech

(Some parts of the chat has been edited out)

Rajesh Ahiraj

37 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
kaise hay

37 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
thik hain? aap kaise hain?

37 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
may bhi...

37 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
how are things?
all that arrest and stuff -- is that all behind you?

36 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
sab kuchh aap kesamne hay.....

35 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
what? i am not getting it
lafra abhi bhi chal raha hai ki all that is over?
i don't know

35 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
kalh suprem court me final peshi hay

34 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
i am in the dark
i just saw the picture of your being handcuffed and that is all i know'
is there some place online where you have posted all the details?
i want to know
right now i don't even know what the charges are

33 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
www madheshvani com

32 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
nahi yaar, that site is there, i am talking about the specific case
what are the charges? and what have you said in defense?

31 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
desh droh ka mukadma hay
17000 madheshi sena ka bigyapan chhapa tha

31 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
you need a webpage that has all the details of the case
give me all the details, i will make some noise about it

31 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
case final hone ke bad

30 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
17,000 madhesi sena in the Nepal Army?
what if you lose and they arrest you right away?
and you don't have the option to get your word out?

29 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
yes. madhesh ke surakshya ab pahida sena nahi karega...hum log khus aapni sena banaege...eshi ka addvertise tha

28 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
was it your own advertisement? or was it on behalf of some organization?

28 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
jtmm ka sainya varna sambandhi suchna....

28 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
oh okay

28 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
jantantrik terai mukti morcha

28 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
are you on skype? can you do a skype call?
that perhaps was unwise
talking of our own police force in a madhesh state would be better
i have never been for either breaking up the country or for violence

27 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
sari media aur sarkar vi khilap me tha madheshi sena ki bigyapa pe

27 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
but you might still claim it was free speech on your part
they might disagree with it politically, but they can not deny you your free speech

26 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
e pahadiya ki desh hay boss

26 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
do you have Skype right now? what is your skype name?

26 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
yaha kanun vi samudae ke aadhar pe paribhashit hoti hay
ntc mo hay...98________

25 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
i don't have a card handy
well, what do you think might happen tomorrow?

24 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
may be jail......

24 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
you obviously have fought the case at lower levels and lost
how big is your Madheshvani team?
can they continue without you?
how long might the jail term be?

23 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
mujhe dekhna hay ki madheshi neta log ...morchh wale....madheshi madheshvadi kya karta hay

23 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
who is your lawyer? and what angle is he coming from?
the free speech angle is the angle to come from
how long have you been free?

22 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
god knows
madheshvani band nahi hoga

22 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
in Canada the French legally talk about breaking up the country --- that is free speech
if you lose, how long is the jail term?
your lawyer must know that

21 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
(edited out)

20 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
(edited out)

20 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
may aapni phd jail ke ander hi pura karne ka soch raha hu

20 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
I understand the separatist sentiment. But I have never supported it. Neither political violence.
All we need to achieve we can do so non violently.

19 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
may jtmm ka kuch v nahi hu par 7 sal se madhesh pe kam karta hu.

19 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
Like the Congress got wiped out from the Terai in the last election, that was a big achievement.
i am aware of your work

19 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
madheshi morchha bale ki khamoshi kuchh to rang laegi na

18 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
and why would the JTMM want to harm any Madhesi leader? it is not like it is the Madhesi leaders who are going after you...
Look. You need to maintain some perspective.
You have to say all your are is a penman, not a gunman. You believe in equality for Madhesi. You have never been a member of any armed group. That what you have done is free speech.

17 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
(edited out)

16 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
No, I don't know. And I don't believe that.
It is the Pahadi establishment that is going after you.
(edited out)

16 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
samay aane pe sab kuchh praman k sath web pe rakhunga....wait kijiega

15 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
what if you are no longer free the day after tomorrow? then what?

14 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
mera team capable hay work karne k lie....

14 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat

13 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
mujhe jyada saja nahi hoga. sambidhan me hi press freedom hay.

13 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
free speech angle is the angle to come from
i hope you got a good lawyer and he is doing his best to come from the free speech angle
he will say all you are and you have ever been is a journalist

12 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
(edited out)
o neta nahi sirf byapari hay

11 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
I don't know the details. I can't say. One way or the other.
I am just worried about tomorrow
all the best

11 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
o madhesh ko marubhumi karke madheshi ko barbad kar rahe hay
kal jo kuchh vi hoga mere pakchh me hoga boss

10 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
the anger has to be directed towards people who have truly had the power and still do ---- (edited out)

10 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
jit gae to media man ke tarah kam karunga jail gae to bal thakre ke taral khud ko tyar karke niklunga

10 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
the energy should not be poured into madhesis fighting each other

9 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj

9 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
if you lose tomorrow, how long might the jail term be?
The Madhesh needs people like you. But we have to be clear about staying away from violence and separatism. We have to create a Madhesi police force inside a Madhesh state.
In a federal Nepal.
There are political solutions to our political problems.

8 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
(edited out)

13 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
but an ad in your newspaper is free speech, that can not be punished

13 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
(edited out)

12 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
i don't know any of these details that you are talking about ---- i just don't know --- i have been too far away for too long to know these things ---- i can't contest or support these claims
well ---- your best bet now is to make a strong case for free speech

12 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
abhi aap ko bura lag raha hoga... samay aae par sab kuchh bahar aajaega boss
dnt worry abt me

11 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
no, i am not feeling bad

11 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
may media man hu

11 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
i just don't know the details you seem to know

11 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
kalh court me bahut kuchh hoga .

10 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
You have been a trailblazer for Madhesi rights through journalism. That work has to continue.
Okay, good.

10 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
jit mera hi hoga...kyou ki may sirf fredom of speech ke pachh me kam kiya hu

10 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
That is the angle you have to come from.

10 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
may khud aapna case ladta hu

9 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
make the case

8 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
pahadiya paper me hum sare madeshi ko indian chhpne pe koe case nahi....mao ka sanya bhrna chhapne wala pahadiya media pe koi case nahi
with are vally me press meet karne wale pahadiya arms group pe koi case nahi aaur mujh pe case ?

7 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
in addition say you are personally opposed to political violence, and you are opposed to breaking up the country, although it has to be noted the french in canada talk of breaking up canada and that talk is still protected by free speech ---- but that you as a citizen are for equality for Madhesis, and federalism, and nonviolence, but everything you have ever published in your paper is protected by free speech, the martyrs of april 2006 paid for your right to free speech --- that you are surprised you are having to defend that

6 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
You are right. The Maoists still have an army. That should be illegal.
But be practical at this point and do your best to keep your freedom.

6 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
You can do more from outside than from inside.
I am going to blog about this.

5 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
boss...kalh ka faisala mera life ko aaham mod dega

5 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
If you want I can publish our entire chat at my blog. Or I can write up a blog post in your defense.
That is true.

4 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
(edited out)

4 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
I can do that.

3 minutes ago Rajesh Ahiraj
unke sath aapas me clear karlenge....
may aap ko kuchh aur infor mation patha hu

3 minutes ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
Okay, all the best, good luck, and come strong from the free speech angle. You can't be sent to jail for publishing things.
That is free speech.
Yeah, we should not pour our energies into infighting.

about a minute ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
Read this, I was Obama's first full time volunteer in NYC

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about a minute ago Paramendra Kumar Bhagat
We are Madhesis in Nepal, and also in America.