Date Written : Feb 01, 2005
Date Modified : Feb 01, 2005
The king of Nepal, who is also the supreme commander of the 78,000-member Royal Nepalese Army, has declared a state of emergency in the country. King Gyanendra today dismissed the coalition government led by Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and promised to restore peace and democracy in the country in three years. Armoured military vehicles with mounted machine guns were patrolling the streets of the capital and phone lines in the city had been cut. All flights to and out of Nepal have been suspended. Gyanendra, who has taken control of the Himalayan kingdom for the second time in three years, accused the Deuba government of failing to conduct parliamentary elections and being unable restore peace in the country. "Innocent children were found massacred and the government could not achieve any important and effective results. The crown traditionally is held responsible for the protection of national sovereignty, democracy and people's right to live peacefully," he said. The major terrorist force in Nepal are the Maoists supported and funded by ISI of Pakistan.
Indian Government is saying that they are worried because democracy is in danger, but actually it is A HINDU NATION IN DANGER. The Indian Government should act now and support Nepal King to flush-out the Maoists from Nepal, else it will be too late. ISI with its network already established in Nepal will take the advantage of this situation and further destablise Nepal.
Why is ISI supporting and funding Maoists ?
At the time the constitution of 1990 was written there was pressure to make Nepal an officially secular state like India. However, in the end, the views of the Hindu establishment won the day, and the constitution makes Nepal a Hindu country. In fact the constitution puts "Hindu" into a fundamental clause (4.1) of the constitution as to make the Hindu way of life a basic part of Nepalese life.
The Nepalese Constitution officially protects religious freedom... "Every person shall have the freedom to profess and practise his own religion as handed down to him from ancient times having due regard to traditional practices;" (19.1) But there's a sting in the tail of article 19.1... "...provided that no person shall be entitled to convert another person from one religion to another" (19.1) The effect of this clause is to protect Hinduism, as Hinduism doesn't seek to convert people, therefore the clause operates against missionaries of other faiths who might want to convert members of the Hindu majority.
But because of its strategic location, and because of its economic weakness, Nepal has nowadays become a target of a number of disruptive forces. The ISI is utilising both the easy access provided by the open border between India and Nepal, as well as the close fraternal relations between India and Nepal to sow seeds of discord.
The hijacking of the Indian Airlines flight from Kathmandu to Kandahar was the first major signal of the existence of a terrorist network of which the ISI is the linchpin.
The Maoists are using the ISI network and its facilities to lay down their own web in Nepal. The ISI has set in place a network of agents in Nepal and Bangladesh to disperse counterfeit currency in India and distribute RDX explosive by moving it through individual couriers in small packets. The same tactic is being applied by the Maoist rebels to attack the Royal Nepal Army and the police posts in their country.
The Government of Nepal became aware of such ISI activities on its soil when it caught an ISI officer attached to the Pakistan Embassy in Kathmandu with a large stock of RDX in November 2003. Another employee in the embassy was taken into custody with several thousand rupees in the denomination Rs 500 currency notes while trying to smuggle it into India.
ISI is trying to carve out a corridor from South to North of India.
Apart from large number of Bangladeshi Muslims staying in India, to change the demography; and with a East-West corridor, from Pakistan to Bangladesh, W.Bengal-Jharkhand-Bihar-UP-J&K-Pakistan already available for ISI, it has already been partially successfully to carve out a corridor from South to North of India.
In Feb 2002 the Maoists had killed 128 people in the only Hindu Nation of Nepal. The Maoists have been demanding the abrogation of all treaties and agreements with India which, in their view, are detrimental to Nepal's interests. And since they have a common interest of anti-India views, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan is helping the Maoists by giving financial and material assistance to Maoists. ISI has trained some of the Mao cadres, by taking advantage of the inadequacies in the Nepal Governments' intelligence and security apparatus. ISI has also motivated the Maoists by projecting the Indian Army as their next enemy after they defeat the Nepalese Army. The ISI wants to make its root stronger in the countries like Bangladesh and Nepal so that they can penetrate neighbouring Indian states of Bihar, W. Bengal and North-East India. Recently it has been revealed that the Maoists also have a strong presence in Indian states of Bihar and Jharkhand, having contacts with the Maoists of Nepal.
ISI is involved in training and arming Maoists for subversive activities in India by collaborating with its Left Wing extremist groups. The main Left Wing group, which has recently come back with a vengeance and with better weaponry, is the People's War Group. Its attack on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is indicative of better training, equipment and motivation.
Of various radical leftists, People's War Group and Maoist Communist Centre are most ferociously pursuing the Marx-Lenin and Mao-inspire "protracted people" war in at least seven states of India. The "links" of the two with Pakistan's ISI and Nepal Maoists and reports of their bid to carve out a corridor from some areas of AP, Maharashtra, MP, Bihar and UP up to Nepal had alarmed Indian government. PWG and MCC have also joined Coordination Committee of Maoist Parties and Organisations of South Asia (CCOMPOSA) giving the red movement an international dimension.
The growth of Saudi-Paki funded Madarsas and the nexus with Al-Qaida.
At the same time the exponential growth of madarsas on both sides of the open Indo-Nepal border is causing concern to both countries. The ISI has been encouraging Pakistani young men to marry Nepali girls and settle down close to the border so that, over time, a pro-Pakistani population will be the dominant factor in the region. This has serious implications for the unity and integrity of Nepal as well.
Nepal shares a porous international border of about 1,750 km with India, which has been maintained as an open boundary with people from both sides enjoying free movement. This border has been a bonanza for the ISI's anti-India activities. It is not only the ISI and HuM operatives who are up and about in Nepal but also Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Harkat Ul Jehad-e-Islami (HUJI), all of which are in close contact with various Islamic organisations known for their fundamentalist approach.
As recently as Jan 2005 Maoists of India were planning to create terror havoc on the Republic day in Bihar. It is suspected now that there is a deep link between Al-Queda and the Maoists. Some obvious Maoists activity got some surprising attention when Bihar police busted a sleeping cell in Bihar. However, it is assumed that many such sleeping cells have already infiltrated in the India via Nepal.
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