By Prof. Dr Shastra Dutta Pant
An Indian armed police force with Indian uniform entered to a house, searched a house in the CDO Tole, the heart of capital city Kathmandu. And the government of Nepal, instead arresting them, remained unnoticed and I was shocked. Soon after, one teacher from a school in Kathmandu and one Indian pensioner, a Nepali citizen while in a queue for drawing pension, was arrested and taken to India. Indian police reached Dailekh and arrested a Nepali national. Boarders are encroached in 84 different places from the Indian side alone. The border pillars are removed towards Nepal, in some places they are disappeared. Making unnatural bonds, in the name of protecting Indian villages from flood, has put Nepals bordering area about 5 to 20 kilometers under water during rainy season every year. The Hulaki road is designed this way, works as the flood protecting bond to India and making lakes inside Nepal.
The authorities in government tolerate everything and do not dare to speak a word even in diplomatic ways. Then I realized that unless people are aware the parties would do nothing for the security of Nepal, so I started exploring the facts.
While exploring, I have written several standard books relating to RAW’s misdeeds, and over five hundred articles in magazine and newspapers. People liked them. Some websites including popular Wikipedia put them in websites. It is the readers, national and international, who encouraged me to continue writing. I am satisfied with my work and my dedication to my nation. The Twelve Point
Delhi Pact created a dreadful, horror and terror type of political, economical and administrative system which made me impatient.
By analyzing Dorji’s role in Sikkim, I concluded that the seven party alliance and Maoist (SPA-M) actors were playing the same role model. By analyzing the activities of Girija, I saw through my intuition that Nepal’s future is in danger. The penetrations to weaken the Nepali independent existence, self dependency, sovereignty and its international images were to the tune of Dorji of Sikkim, Rahman
of Bangladesh, LTTE of Sri Lanka and Gayoom of Maldives.
Water, a biggest resource of Nepal, has been bagging by India one after another. Indian investors have been invited to harness it which Nepal alone can do and produce in much cheaper price.
Over 700 highly important herbs; that are unique in the world, are handed over to India as the permanent ownership. I afraid, as the major political parties, are working as agents. Thus, India is capturing through dozens of treaties, contracts and Memorandum of
Understanding from KP Bhattarai in 1990 to P.K. Dahal in 2016, making bad to worse. The free trade and transport that has a natural right to a land lock country, is being grabbed by India and it is being monopolized inside Nepali territory. The door for third world country trade is not comfortable or almost closed. Nepal’s dry-ports are administered by India under Indian railway laws. These parties have been handing over the industries, water and forest resources, defense and security measures and what not. On the whole, India is a great hurdle for smooth economic development. Blockades, strikes are frequently done, depending on their whims. Thus Nepal is checked from being economically a sound country.
In the Susta Village area, Indians looted Nepali farmers’ farm productions, Nepali lands, displaced the landowners in 2008.
Government of Nepal and the parliamentarians remained mum. YCL once tried to help the victimized farmers, but their party stopped them from doing so. The party headquarters took a policy not to displease India.
The BSF of India dismantled border pillars, looted and raped the Nepali farmers living in the Koilabas area of Dang district in April-
June 2009. The farmers were compelled to leave their age-old households and belonging due to fear of the Force. The investigating committee comprised of parliamentarians but ultimately it did not reach the place and could not take any step.
Even after 49 years of the Gandak agreement, India has failed to complete work of Nepal canal as per the agreement and Nepal did not dare to ask India about such breaches of the agreements. The Nepali government even did not listen to the grievances of the suffering farmers of Nawal-Parasi. Finally, the farmers of 13 VDC areas united and protested against the Indian domination on the spot by closing up the canal. They did it for 33 days starting from 11th Jestha 2065 BS. The Indian authorities relented to such actions of the people and the problem was solved.
Ironically, it was solved not by the government of Nepal, but by the people of the area. I was very much encouraged.
These and several other things like these compelled me writing this book. As an aware citizen, it has been my duty to inform to the commoners. I wanted to express the unexpressed pains of the country even not expressed by the government. I realize, tolerating injustice is a great sin.
Some Nepali intellectuals, including the renowned Yogi Naraharinath, filed writ petitions in the Supreme Court, asking for the restoration of the territory, popularly known as Greater Nepal, that were treacherously taken by the British-India during the colonial days, returnable by the agreements and practices. The territory is still held by India. The Supreme Court, however, without having any hearing over such a national issue, dismissed the writ petitions under political pressure. Generally, international practices show that if the court cannot pass a verdict promptly, it orders the case to be kept pending for public hearings. This legal practice was not followed by the Supreme Court in this case. Even court made decisions under influence.
Similarly, on June 7, 2007, one of the advocates, Mr. Dhananjay Khanal, registered a writ petition in the Supreme Court against the dam construction by India along the border of Nepal, and asked that such dams should be demolished. The dams have caused water logging in Nepal, causing hardships to local citizens and crippling their livelihood. Ironically, the court squashed the writ petition and fined the advocate for unnecessarily wasting the court’s time.
The Court remained unnoticed about the dam construction and submergence of innumerable houses in the Tarai, though it has already come for discussion in the Parliament for more than a decade. The judge, in fear, wavered from his duty, and awarded punishment upon a nation-loving advocate like Mr. Khanal, first time in the history of independent judiciary. Thus, whom to trust for the protection of the sovereignty and independency of Nepal, has been a vital issue. Let me add some more incidents which inspired me to exploring Indian State Terrorism and establishment of its hegemony.
Extradition of Dr. Amit: On the second week of February 2008, the Nepal Police arrested Dr. Amit, an Indian national, on the charge of kidney smuggling and use of illegal foreign currency. Police with its full determination and courage arrested him with millions of foreign currency. Nepal police showed its capability and honesty.
The police was preparing to file a case in the court. Surprisingly, Dr. Amit was extradited to India at the behest of Prime Minister G.P. Koirala without any investigation. The handing over was against the existing laws of the land. It was against the laws on foreign currency, smuggling and extradition treaty between India and Nepal.
It is learned that Koirala did this at the behest of the Chief Minister and the Crime Investigation Officer of India. This act was against the Constitution of Nepal, and thus jeopardized its sovereignty as well. However, let alone the Prime Minister and IGP; the Nepal Police, the Home Ministry, the legal activists, advocates, political parties, the mass media did not raise their voice against this incident.
This proves that there is not rule of law, the opposition parties do not play positive roles. During Panchayati regime in the similar case,
Sucha Sing, a criminal of India, was not handed over to India; instead case was filed in the court.
Extradition of Army Helicopter : An Indian armed helicopter illegally flying over Nepali territory was stranded by Nepali Army in 2008. It was piloted by a retired Indian army pilot. The helicopter was brought down at the TI airport. The pilot was hosted at the Yeti Hotel, was extradited by PM GP Koirala in the very next day without any action. This was not for the first time, many were unnoticed.
The act was completely against the law and agreements between the two nations.
Embassy Premises Wall: A road, used by almost four thousand residents of Samakhusi area, passes between the British and Indian Embassy premises. The Kathmandu Valley Town Planning Committee has set some basic guidelines with a view to making Kathmandu city more spacious and beautiful. As per the guidelines, the Planning Committee widened many roads and demolished the surrounding walls of even Singh Durbar, the government secretariat.
The guidelines explicitly state that everyone has to leave 2-meter gap from the road while making a house or wall. The Indian Embassy in Kathmandu reconstructed its wall against the guidelines of the city authorities. However, no concerned authorities took action against Indian Embassy’s violation of the basic guidelines. The British Embassy followed the Indian’s encroachments, in addition, it encroached the public footpath. Alas! Their democratic propaganda, the UK and USA embassies have been even encroaching the public footpath. As a result of which all embassies including Russia, Germany, and China have violated. They as a donor, could have donated for the people of Nepal, but did not.
The Physical Planning and Construction Ministry, the Katmandu Valley Town Planning Committee, the Local Development Ministry and the Kathamadu Metropolitan City.
At the same time the Revolutionary PM Dr. Baburam of CPNMaoist, implemented the Kathmandu city road widening scheme
prepared during king Birendra’s rein 2033 -2042 BS. He widened the city road; none of the embassies in Kathmandu let its space for this project. PM could not venture to request them, nor could he apply the law of land. The countries boast of donating billion rupees for Nepal’s development, also could morally donate the required patch of land. It indicates many things. Ultimately, all party leaders are proven with transitional mind and the slave mentality. The UK and USA have even encroached the footpath and have over ridden the rights of the pedestrians. What they can teach democracy, human rights and good governance with various projects in Nepal?
This simple thing has been a problem in this country as who is to bell the cat.
(Excerpts from the book “Machination of RAW in Transitional Nepal” by the author.)
Nepal in my mind and heart
By Prof. Dr Shastra Dutta Pant