Re: Ein Artikel n der Kathmandu Post. Häslein, ich höre Dich trapsen...

Hallo Soshin,

es sind aber dafür auch immer die gleichen die Protestieren, das allgemeine Volk hält sich eher angewidert von der Niveaulosigkeit ALLER involvierten noch zurück.

Der König braucht vermutlich noch die Demos nicht zu fürchten. Der ist unterwegs in dei Provinz und holt sich dort (sichtbar viele) Unterstützung der lokalne Bevölkerung.

Mag es in den großen Städten Demos geben gegen den König, auf dem Land lommen die Leute trotz Verbots von seiten der Maos zu tausenden zusammen.

Dem König gefällts und wir sollen nicht Kathmandu mit Nepal verwechseln.

Aber wir Du richtig andeutest.... es kündigt sich was an.

Wir lange es dauert und wie es kommt, steht ja in den Sternen.

Aber die kann ich auch nicht lesen.


> Vor dem Hintergrund eines sehr klugen strategischen Plots der Maobadi vor einigen Tagen (einseitiger Waffenstillstand), und dem weiteren Abrücken der Siebenparteienallianz vom Palast sind seit etwa einer Woche in steigendem Ausmaß Proteste der Siebenparteienallianz und der Studenten im Zunehmen.

> In die Luft wird schon geschossen von der Armee, die Protestierenden werden schon mal schwer geprügelt, die Teilnehmer auch schon mal zu hunderten ins Gefängnis geworfen, aber noch werden sie am selben Tag wieder freigelassen, und noch sind keine Toten zu beklagen.

> Entsprechend dem Bericht von P. Pradhan in der Kathmandu Times könnte sich das alles ändern....

> von Prateek Pradhan

> - The Maoists' unilateral cease-fire has pulled the carpet off the royal government's feet. The regime, which was preparing to tighten its autocratic grip in every facet of the society, has suddenly lost its self-assigned mandate of peace, and war against terrorism. Cartoonist Vatsayan has precisely portrayed the situation in his cartoon published in Post's September 11 issue. The regime, which was about to embark on its move to sell its agendas, has been knocked unconscious by the announcement of the cease-fire.

> The Maoists have not only announced a cease-fire, but also pledged to provide space to the democratic political parties for their activities in rural areas. India, the European Union and the United Nations have hailed the cease-fire, and have offered any assistance of their good offices to translate it into a lasting peace. All these recent developments have enhanced the spirit of the civil society, political parties and the like who are fighting for the establishment of a democratic republic.

> The political circle has started to consider the ever-widening gulf in Indo-Nepal (read current regime) relations in its favor. Actions like India's decline to call back its ambassador S S Mukherjee, who has been an ardent supporter of democracy in Nepal, is also pepping up the freedom fighters. The India Today of September 19 has reported that King Gyanendra had openly expressed his displeasure over Mukherjee's role to Indian Minister of State for External Affairs Rao Inderjit Singh when he was in Kathmandu last July.

> The freedom fighters have become spirited because the political movement on the streets is gathering momentum as the professionals have started to join the bandwagon. The litterateurs have come out openly against the autocratic regime, and the civil society movement has crossed the boundary of the capital. Civil society leaders like Krishna Pahadi, Dr Devendra Raj Panday, Dr Mathura Shrestha and people's bards like Arjun Parajuli are being demanded in district headquarters and rural areas, as their followers are increasing by leaps and bounds.

> It is hence evident that the King is under tremendous pressure to move out of the current status quo. Many people are contemplating over the restoration of Parliament by the King or the Supreme Court.

> Others are mulling over the possibility of an all-stakeholders' government led by Girija Prasad Koirala or someone who receives the blessings of the seven-party alliance. Some are expecting even more extreme moves such as announcement of election to the constituent assembly by the King after forming an all-party government. Any step that restores pre-October 4, 2002 situation would certainly be commendable.

> However, the ever-increasing pressure on the King may also result in just the opposite extreme. There are chances that the pace of regression would invite Martial Law because King Gyanendra's past moves forecast such an extreme step.

> Soon after Prince Gyanendra was catapulted into His Majesty King Gyanendra after the June 1 (2001) royal massacre, the new King made it clear that he wouldn't remain silent like his brother, late King Birendra. His intentions became evident soon after he sacked the democratically elected government on October 4, 2002. People had expected that the King wouldn't go further. But then came February First. Until the royal putsch, the people had been betting that the internationally exposed, well educated, and an experienced businessman like King Gyanendra would not go for an obsolete absolutism. Even now, many are advocating that the King would not and cannot go for any further regression. However, the King's earlier glaring aspirations and the ragtag collection of absolute monarchists wouldn't let him take any decision other than further regression.

> No royal stooge would confess to the monarch that it was the ragtag group's wrong advice that had brought today's situation when the King is about to lose even his pre-October 4, 2002 status and influence. Neither would they suggest the King that any further delay would invite even more serious catastrophe. Rather they would convince him that the process to hold power is yet incomplete, so further regression is required. Dr Giri would not like to bid adieu before allowing ample opportunities of earning back a large sum of money to his rescuer, who salvaged him by paying his bad loans amounting 135 million rupees. Similarly, Sachit Sumsher Rana, Bharat Keshar Singh, Sarad Chandra Shah, Tanka Dhakal et al are hell-bent on prolonging their tenure. The leeches wouldn't stop sucking, without worrying about the prey's health.

> The King's intention of addressing the UN General Assembly (though it has been cancelled) without reaching out to the political parties or initiating any action to restore democracy proves that he is more convinced by the staunch rightists than liberals. His trips to western region recently and the plains of central region from Wednesday despite hot and sultry weather also indicate his aspiration to prove his "popularity" before tightening his grip on power. But the recent statement of the pro-king Rastriya Janashakti Party underlines that it is frustrated with the current regime. Similarly, relatively liberal close aides of the King like Prabhakar SJB Rana have given up their hope of placing the Constitution back onto the track.

> Even when India has silently decided not to provide lethal weapons to Nepal, and the US government has openly said the same thing, the royal stooges are not tired of talking about banning political parties, shutting down media houses and imposing stricter rules. It rather shows that they are flexing their muscles by convening a gathering of 'nationalists', and organizing pre-paid rallies to protest the fight for democracy in the name of nationalism.

> Thus situation is increasingly favoring the fight against regression. However, at the moment, those fighting for democracy should start planning for the tough rainy days ahead. They should start planning how to carry on with the democratic movement in future and protect innocent people's rights if a martial law is imposed. They should start preparing for the worst.

Abgeschickt von Navyo Eller am 14. September 2005 um 17:09 Uhr.

Antwort zu: Ein Artikel n der Kathmandu Post. Häslein, ich höre Dich trapsen... geschrieben von Soshin am 14. September 2005 um 12:08 Uhr.

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