April 14th, 2010 14:00 EST
Royalists Yearning for Civil War in Nepal
The Hindu royalists in Nepal and India are getting more organized against The Federal Democratic Republic Nepal. They are demanding a referendum on the monarchy, secular state and structure of federalism, which is against the decisions of Constituent Assembly.
It is obvious that the more the mainstream politics is harassed by the current political practice of the main political party leaders the stronger the Hindu royalists will become. Otherwise, how could a democratically deposed ex-king assume that the monarchy is not yet completely abolished?
The longer the incumbent coalition government leadership ignores the political standoff with the main opposition party United Maoist, the worst the mainstream politics becomes, which gives the Hindu royalists chance to strike the frail Republic establishment.
If not, how so immediately formal Nepal Army chief Rookmangud Katawal could have become an advocate of the Hindu royalists for a referendum on the monarchy, secular and structure of federalism!
This is an example of how the Hindu royalists are accelerating their effort to smash a secular establishment of the Federal Democratic Republic Nepal through ex-army and government elites as well as royalist party leaders, particularly of Nepali Congress and UML.
The Hindu royalist demand, particularly against the secular state, is evidently detrimental to the nationÂ´s multi-religious and multi-ethnic political development. It is the most dangerous development not only for Nepal but for the entire South Asia if Nepal is declared a Hindu state.
The death of former Prime Minister GP Koirala has been a blow to the current political development of the nation. It might as well undermine the peace and the new constitution drafting processes if Nepali Congress party leaderships fail to coordinate with the main opposition party United Maoist.
Nepali people have honored the abolition of the monarchy as justice to royal massacre, because the institution was morally demolished there and then. Now even to speak about it to alter abolition of monarchy is outright dishonor to people, political leaders, majority of political parties and members of Constituent Assembly.
The sentiment of the Hindu state does not serve the people as a whole but secures the royalist politics. Political parties, which have accepted the secular state Republic establishment for federal setups must keep up with their decision, but must not perpetuate the "Nepali-political-tradition" that tempts to lick the spit once shot out over the situation.
This is what the Hindu royalists are asking from them and in order to resist their temptation main political parties must immediately settle with their differences to process peace and drafting of new constitution within the stipulated time frame, 28 May, 2010. This will save the nation. Otherwise the Hindu royalists will drag the nation into civil war.
The future civil war will not only drag Nepal into it but will also affect northern Indian states " Bihar, Jharkhanda, UP, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, West Bengal and Assam against the feudalism and the caste system. The gorilla style of civil war will strike rapidly and the terror will thunder the entire South Asia for a long period of time.
Any thoughtful statesman will not invite civil war in Nepal by overruling the peace process with the Maoists militia considering the growth of highest percent of youth population, who are mostly unemployed. By no means, nor Nepal Army can employ them nor kill them all without getting killed nor the Gods of the Hindu royalist subdue them in the caves for meditation.
The Hindu royalist politics is an obsolete cause and if it drags Nepal into civil war then it will be unfortunate. The only chance for it to occur will be the failure of the mainstream politics under the incumbent government in coalition against a party with simple majority to form a unity government.
By all means, democratic practice cannot be sustained fully under a Hindu state, which political tradition allows upper caste Hindu rule over the repressed lower caste and indigenous group. By default Hindus cannot eradicate their caste system in South Asia.
It wonÂ´t be that difficult to understand for youth population of diverse ethnic communities, religious and cultural groups at this point in Nepali politics that is linked globally through internet and high-tech telecommunication.
Therefore, the civil war will occur between the vast majority diverse communities, including repressed lower caste group of Hindu against minority of upper caste Hindus, who are the advocates of the Hindu royalist establishment. It will be a dangerous outbreak in South Asia.
American Chronicle: http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/view/150399