Nepal Today

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Nepal Maoist, India [More details]

Kathmandu, 22 Dec: Maoists are asking for a dialogue with India amid reports New Delhi secretly supplied weapons to the Sri Lankan government to crush the Tamil rebellion in the island republic.
Invitation for talks may not be attractive for India as it suspects links with Naxalites, Indian Maoists.
Their insurgency is accepted by officials as the worst Indian internal problem.

Army falls to foreign pressure

Kathmandu, 22 Dec.: As Nepal Army (NA() acquiesced to foreign and UN pressure, a three-member board of inquiry headed by Brig Gen. Pradeep Bahadur Singh started hearing on complaints from human rights organizations, UN and certain western capitals Maj. Niranjan Basnet was involved in violation of human rights,
Basnet was sent back by the UN from a peacekeeping contingent in Chad.
The army had cleared him of charged while convicting three army personnel for involvement in the death during operation of a teenage girl during operations on Kavre during the Maoist insurgency.
Several western commentators have charged a military court can’t be trusted even as three military personnel were convicted in the incident.
They are implying that a civilian court can deliver justice when civilian courts are known for their unbridled corrupt practices.
A tussle has broken out between Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal who has succumbed to foreign pressure by ordering Basnet be presented at a civilian court in Kavre.
Woman Defence Minister Bidya Bhandari, the only man in the cabinet and wife of late UML leader Madan Bhandari, has come out firmly in support of the state army opposing the government chief.
She reportedly assured relatives of Basnet ‘there would be no injustice’ against him, according to The Kathmandu Post.
With such a large presence in Nepal, how did the UN accept accept Basnet’s incorporation in the Chan peacekeeping mission anyway when the Kaavre case was no well publicized?
UN officials having a good holiday in Nepal at the expense of funding from EU and USA?
Are western governments acting on pressures from INGOs?
They worked in tandem during the royal regime to oust monarchy.


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