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Kamala Sarup: Communists Rising In Nepal

Kamala Sarup: Communists Rising In Nepal

Communists Rising In Nepal


By Kamala Sarup

Certain societies or nationalities have certain characteristics.

Nepali communists have historically not been quite this way. The communist past covers the present like a fog. There is, perhaps, a tendency within communists society, to revert to classical "types" if you will. It is part of being "Nepali communists".

All the friends of communists throughout the world might want to encourage the Nepali communists and Maoists of today to resist that natural tendency as the Nepali people seek to modernize and improve their country with peace, true democracy and stability.

Unfortunately, history does not quite bear out Nepali Communists view. The Communists although still burdened by the yoke of the impure Marxist-Leninist doctrine known colloquially as "communism", have made vast strides in becoming a modern but unfortunately, their political system has not yet matched Nepal's democratic progress.

What do most Nepali really want? Perhaps some of these desires would include:

Stability Prosperity Respect from the World Their Rightful Place at the World's Table Peace True Democracy

All these are completely normal and exist more or less in all cultures and societies. Nepali communists and Maoists most are quite elderly and will die of old age in the near future.

The people that would appear to need our assistance are the modern Nepal in business, government and non-governmental organizations who seek to reform Nepal and improve on the legacies of both independence and construction of a modern economy. Did not we want have Nepal's future well being at heart?

There are millions of Nepali who seek not interference in their nation's internal affairs but the ideas and suggestions of outside friends who also desire a stable and prosperous Nepal which also assumes its rightful share of the world's obligations. Some of these would include reformers at the local and provincial level, businessmen and women who conduct their business according to international norms and standards transparently while competing vigorously as well as many youth who desire to learn more about how others have solved problems their Nepal now faces and will face.

These problems might also include such things as pollution, the possible inequalities of wealth distribution throughout all levels of Nepali society, and proper planning for the water and agricultural resources needed for Nepal's continued sustainable development. The vast, vast majority of ordinary Nepali are, after all, peace loving and want merely to improve their country as well as their own lot.

In short, we should perhaps encourage that Nepali behavior which is not only internationally acceptable but worthy of praise and recognition while being honest with the Nepali about.

A "full and frank exchange of views", in diplomatic parlance, can sometimes clear the air and lead to greater progress on many fronts. There are certainly enough Nepali, who will insist on bizarre goals and positions at times.

However, the Nepali communists influence has been rising for many years now. In short, communists have always been on weak geopolitically. Its current power and influence are in a word, unnatural. The Nepali people do not have to "contain" communists and Maoists. Natural internal forces and external realities will do that quite nicely.

Nepali Maoists communists faces critical problems in the following areas: murder, loot and rape of the Nepali women. However, the Nepali communists are increasingly unable to work themselves.

Since 1990, the communists have been assiduous in infiltrating Nepali society using a three-pronged approach: At the lowest strata of society they infiltrated terrorism the old-fashioned way.

ENDS

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