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दरबार हत्याकाण्ड जस्तै अर्को हत्याकाण्डको सम्भावना

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on December 10, 2011

वायने म्याडसन

काठमाडौँस्थित नयाँ अमेरिकी राजदूतबास सीआईएको सुरक्षित मानिएको पूर्व मुख्यालयको जग्गामा अवस्थित छ । काठमाडौँ जिल्लाको महाराजगंजमा अवस्थित अमेरिकी दूताबास निर्माण र सुरक्षाको दृष्टिले अत्यन्त भरपर्दो मानिन्छ । विश्वभरिका अमेरिकी दुताबासहरु निर्माणमा अपनाइएको स्टिलद्वारा निर्मित र त्रिकोणात्मक संरचनाको बारेमा बाहिरी दुनियाँलाई विरलै जानकारी हुनसक्छ । भित्र प्रवेश गरेपछि फोटोग्राफी निषेध छ, बाहिरी आवरणको चाहिँ मजाले लिन सकिन्छ । बाहिरको सुरक्षा व्यवस्था नेपाली नीजि सुरक्षा कम्पनीहरुले गरेका छन् । यो लेखकले केही नेपाली र बाह्य स्रोतहरुसँग कुराकानी गर्दा के थाहा पायो भने नेपालमा रहेका अमेरिकी सरकारी तथा गैरसरकारी सम्पूर्ण संस्थाहरुको नियन्त्रण यही दुताबासबाट हुन्छ ।

वर्तमान राजदूत नान्सी जे पावेलप्रति टिप्पणी गर्दै एक अमेरिकी कुटनीतिज्ञाले भने नेपालको सत्तामा रहेको माओवादीका बारेमा उनले बुस प्रशासनलाई बुझाउन सकिनन् । काठमाडौँको जासुसी जगतमा के विश्वास गरिन्छ भने बुस प्रशासन सन् २००१ को दरबार हत्याकाण्ड दोहोर्‍याउने मुडमा छ । यो समयमा माओवादी लडाकूहरुलाई निशस्त्र गरी नेपाली सेना र नेपाल प्रहरीमा सामेल गर्ने प्रयास भइरहेको छ । जनसेना पिएलए अहिले अनमिनको मातहतमा रहेका अस्थायी शिविरहरुमा रहेका छन् ।

अनमिनका प्रमुख इयान मार्टिन भारत अमेरिकी आणविक सम्झौताको विरोधीका रुपमा पर्दा पछाडि रहेर हिडेका व्यक्ति हुन् । यो अर्को कु को सम्भावना हुन सक्छ । नेपालमा रहेर अमेरिकाले संघाई सहयोग समूह एससीओ लाई कमजोर बनाउन सार्कमार्फत् प्रयास गरिरहेको अर्को कारण पनि हुनसक्छ । पिएलए निशस्त्र भएपछि सन् १९६० को दशकमा इण्डोनेसिया सरकारलाई पुठ दिएर भयानक हत्याकाण्ड मच्चाएझै नेपालमा सीआइएले त्यसो गर्न सक्ने प्रवल सम्भावना छ ।

नयाँ अमेरिकी दुताबास कुनै पनि नेपाली ठेकेदारलाई संलग्न नगराई बनाइएको हो । अमेरिकी सरकारले आफ्ना निकायहरुमार्फत् टर्की, काजकिस्तान र इजिप्टबाट ड्राइभरदेखि साधारण मजदुरसम्म ल्याएर नयाँ दूताबास निर्माण गरेको हो । उनीहरुलाई काठमाडौँका महंगा होटलहरुमा बसाइएको थियो ।
नयाँ दूताबास सीआईए र अमेरिकी राज्य प्रशासनको संयुक्त निरीक्षण यन्त्रिक इकाइको अपरेसन केन्द्र ब्रम्ह कटेजको जमिनमा बनाइएको छ । पहिले यहाँबाट सीआईएले नेपाली एजेन्सीहरु प्रयोग गरी दरबार र नेपाल प्रहरीको प्रधान कार्यालयबाट सूचनाहरु एकत्रित गराउँथ्यो । सन् २००१ जुन १ मा अधिराजकुमार ज्ञानेन्द्र राजा भएपछि गणतन्त्रको ढोका खोल्न सजिलो भयो । Read the rest of this entry »

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Ahead of Chinese PM’s Nepal visit, India’s secret agents rush to Kathmandu

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on November 26, 2011

The spokesperson at the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu, Ms. Apoorva Srivastava was quick enough to reject the presumption that Indian Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai is arriving Kathmandu, Saturday November 26, 2011 under a veiled pretext.

She claimed, talking to Nayapatrika Daily, that Mathai is arriving Nepal in connection with the arrival of Finance Minister Pranab Kumar Mukherjee from India.

India’s Finance Minister Sri Pranab Mukherjee is landing Kathmandu, November 27, 2011 to sign the much publicized and highly controversial Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement with Nepal (DTAA).

However, the arrival of Foreign Secretary from New Delhi a day in advance and in lieu of Finance Secretary is not unusual because it’s a part of India’s diplomatic game to befool the smaller neighbor, claim experts in Nepal.

A dangerous game must have been in offing.

It is presumed that Secretary Mathai is being sent to Kathmandu to collect as much information as is possible on the forthcoming visit of Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to Nepal, add experts.

In all likelihood, PM Wen will arrive in Kathmandu December 20, 2011 for a two day state visit.

Headache in India has already begun.

Mathai will also convey India’s annoyance over Nepal’s vote in favor of China for a five-year term at the UN’s Joint Inspection Unit in a voting held last Monday. India’s Gopinathan bagged victory over his Chinese rival.

“It is altogether a different matter that an Indian candidate won the seat but Nepal’s vote in favor of China makes it clear that Nepal as an independent nation is free to make its own decisions,” foreign policy experts claim. NOIDA investment waning. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Arab Spring: Opening A Pandorra’s Box?

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on July 4, 2011

By A.K. Verma

(July 04, New Delhi, Sri Lanka Guardian) The so called Arab spring represents a massive popular movement, not

In this photo taken on a government-organized tour, Libyan women demonstrate during a rally in Green Square in downtown Tripoli, Libya, Friday, July 1, 2011. A defiant Moammar Gadhafi threatened Friday to carry out attacks in Europe against "homes, offices, families," unless NATO halts its campaign of airstrikes against his regime in Libya. -AP Photo

seen or predicted in the Arab world ever since the Suez sponsored Nasserite upheaval. It is as significant as the falling of the Berlin wall. The effects of the falling of the Berlin wall are still being felt. Similarly, the Arab spring will lead to irreversible and continuous changes.

Although a common thread links the movement in all the regions its origins are not monocausal. The common denominator is that the entire region seeks a total transformation of ruling political structures and processes, fundamental reforms in governance to foster social equity and emancipation of the poverty ridden classes. The downtrodden have risen to forge a new identity, to look for better opportunities in education, development and personal enhancement.
The spring started in Tunisia with a policewoman slapping a young adult who immolated himself later. This ignited into a blaze the widespread discontent which had been there in Tunisia against the regime, leading ultimately to the flight of the president of Tunisia. Reactions followed in Egypt, Yemen, Bahrain, Libya and Syria where similar undercurrents of discontent prevailed against the autocratic regimes. The Egyptian president had to abdicate also. The Yemen President, hurt in an assault at the Presidential Palace, took refuge in Saudi Arabia. Other rulers are facing armed insurrections.
The specific issues vary from country to country but broadly they can be placed in two categories. The movements in Tunisia, Bahrain and Libya are more social than political or economic, engineered by unhappy tribal or sectarian maladjustments, aggravated by authoritarian rulers. In Egypt, Yemen and Syria the roots lie in political, economic and sectarian dissatisfactions. Only Bahrain is monarchial: the rest of the five countries are republican. Great anxieties are being felt in their neighbourhood, especially the monarchies in Saudi Arabia, Jordan and the gulf region. If the unrest spreads to these regions, absolutely unpredictable consequences can arise. Instability in Saudi Arabia will lead to severe repercussions in the oil and energy politics of the world. There are many who dread at the thought of instability in Saudi Arabia as it is also the custodian of the Muslim holy places of Mecca and Medina. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mid night Coup averted, Indian RAW, Congress-I backs ex-Nepal King

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 30, 2011

Telegraph Nepal

A great political turmoil, as the luck would have it, got averted.

The now sidelined King, Gyanendra Shah, was all set to stage a grand come back had the parties failed to extend the Constituent Assembly tenure.

Though the CA tenure has been extended through foul means yet the extension has averted the political disaster which was about to grip the country for some time to come.

High placed sources claim that the former King had already drafted a message to be addressed to the nation wherein he was supposed to have announced his taking over the charge of the nation once again.

Clearly, the message former King had drafted was all the handiwork of the visiting RAW officials, Alok Joshi.

Joshi, according to the high placed sources, had mainly come to Nepal with a single objective: To install the sidelined King in Nepali throne if the parties failed in extending the CA tenure.

Joshi stayed in Kathmandu for over a week.

A tentative message which was to be broadcast on May 28 late evening read like this: “We had abandoned the throne hoping that the political parties will act as per the aspirations of the people but we are pained to record that the political parties failed in their mission……”

This statement was about to be sent to various media houses late evening May 28, 2011. The message further stated that the sidelined King was hurt with the increasing confusion in the nation due to the failure in drafting the constitution and carrying the peace process to its logical end. Read the rest of this entry »

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Def. Secretary defends Lankan policies with Blake

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on May 11, 2011

(May 10, New Delhi, Sri Lanka Guardian) 

Blake warned that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), which has used Nepal and Bangladesh as staging posts to attack India, could next turn to Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa related that the GSL had arrested two men transiting Sri Lanka to Nepal based on information provided by India´s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW). The GSL has since turned them over to RAW. Rajapaksa noted that the GSL has assigned separate officers to watch for extremists. A/S Blake suggested that the GSL exchange further information about LTTE networks with U.S. counter-terrorism experts. 
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SUBJECT: DEFENSE SECRETARY DEFENDS SRI LANKAN POLICIES WITH A/S BLAKE
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1. (C) SUMMARY: In a December 8 meeting with A/S Blake, Sri Lankan Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa discussed accountability and reconciliation; the State of Emergency; disarmament of ex-combatants and paramilitary groups; reconstruction in the North; rehabilitation of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) ex-combatants; LTTE child soldiers; access to LTTE ex-combatants for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); potential Sri Lankan contributions to peacekeeping operations and to U.S.-led coalition efforts, and Sri Lankan military expansion plans. A/S Blake noted that ICRC access to LTTE ex-combatants and GSL action to hold members of the military accountable for any human rights abuses or possibly war crimes would be important for the normalization of our military-to-military relations. END SUMMARY.
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2. (C) A/S Blake emphasized American and international expectations and concerns about accountability and reconciliation, and urged the GSL to make every effort to show it had investigated and when appropriate held accountable members of the military alleged to have committed human rights abuses or war crimes. Rajapaksa asserted that the military was taking action, and — in response to A/S Blake´s request — agreed to provide the United States with a copy of the Ministry of Defense´s input into the GSL response to the European Union´s Generalized System of Preferences (GSP)-Plus report. (NOTE: The Embassy subsequently received a copy of the “Observations of the Government of Sri Lanka in respect of the ´Report on the Findings of the Investigation with Respect to the Effective Implementation of certain human rights Conventions in Sri Lanka´.” The Observations were essentially a narrative defense of the GSL position, appeared to have little input from the Ministry of Defense, and contained no statistics on military investigations of potential criminal acts. The Embassy has continued to try to get the report on military investigations that the Defense Secretary promised to A/S Blake, as well as to Ambassador Butenis, but thus far has been unsuccessful. END NOTE.)
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History of Indian Conspirator Intervention in Nepal (1950-2011)

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on March 27, 2011

By Dirgha Raj Prasai

Nepal is a landlocked nation. It borders China in the north and India in the south. Defending its sovereign identity from these two giant nations is Nepal’s nationalistic strategy.

The unfortunate fact is that a majority of our political leaders are Indian agents. It is worthless to expect from these leaders to save our nationality and independence. Unless the traitors and corrupt leaders dominating the big parties (Congress, UML, and Maoists) are chased away, democracy and nationalism will not be secured.

There is no alternative to parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy in Nepal. But it does not mean that we follow Indian orders and perish Nepal’s identity. The definition of Nepal’s nationality is to maintain balanced bilateral diplomatic ties with both countries, China and India, based on democracy and by protecting its pride.

Cordial people to people level relations between Nepal and India has existed since ancient times. We have to keep friendly relations with India due to our similar cultural and religious traditions. But sadly Indian congress, ever since coming to power has been striving to destabilize Nepal. India, through its intelligence agency ‘RAW’, has been found continuously involved in destabilizing our national identities – royal institution, Hindu Kingdom and national language, which were developed along with the ideology of national unity, security and national identity. RAW through its agents in the Nepali Congress, UML and Maoist parties is now pressing for autonomous federal states on communal basis. Read the rest of this entry »

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Palace aide’s memoir bares China skeletons in Nepal cupboard

Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on January 13, 2011

Kathmandu, Jan 12 (IANS) The controversial memoir of a former top palace aide of Nepal, that has dragged India into dispute and besmirched the images of the former royals, also bares Chinese skeletons in Nepal’s cupboard. It contends that Beijing sought to create bad blood between Nepal and India and pressured for the deployment of the army to curb the flight of Tibetan refugees.

Gen. Bibek Kumar Shah rose to be the military secretary of the royal palace from a former aide de camp of king Birendra.

The disgraced general’s recently released memoir, “Maile dekheko durbar” – The court as I saw it – created controversy even before it was officially released. A section of Nepal’s media highlighted his allegation that India had trained Nepal’s Maoist guerrillas during the 10-year insurgency to demolish monarchy in Nepal.

The allegation was denied as baseless by both the Indian government and the Maoists, who are now the largest party in Nepal’s parliament.

What has gone unremarked is the adverse image of Nepal’s northern neighbour China that the memoir paints, willy-nilly.

Though he was frequently dined by the then Chinese ambassador to Nepal Wu Congyong and he exhibited a pro-China stance, Shah’s “diary” boomerangs on Beijing with its explosive entries. Read the rest of this entry »

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