King's Initiative Essential For National Unity
Nepal King's Initiative Essential For National Unity
By Damien Chettri
"Nepal will break into hundred pieces like a clay pot if there would be no King" thus said Maha Kabi Laximi Prasad Devkota. I fully agree with this statement. If there would be no King, our political leaders would have already sold the independence and sovereignty of Nepal long time ago. We can no more trust any political party of this country.
One of my colleagues from America told me, "If you people don't have the king your nation will tear apart". And he was a diplomat and had studied Nepal very deeply. He further assured me that the U.S. is in favour of the king. Maybe that's the reason America and U.K. have promised to provide military aid and training to our army in a long term basis. The U.S. is doing the same to the King of Bharain. But here Nepali political parties only talk about democracy which did not come through Nepalese awareness, because majority of the people and many leaders don't even know the meaning of democracy. Present democracy is not fit according to our geographical, ethnical and educational background or situation. Most of us are not ready to handle democracy of this type. It needs proper handling . It is as delicate as an infant.
When we don't know the true meaning of democracy, then how can we understand the meaning of freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of information, freedom of choice and justice? We still don't choose the leaders wisely who can undertake office in a public spirit not for personal gain and glory (like our present leaders who are only after personal gain and glory). They are only after these and concerned about the foreign aid to beef up their fat bank account. These leaders are now talking about the same old 1990 democracy which was imported from Bihar. Because of these leaders who could not even afford to buy slippers and who became billionaires over night, our nation is tumbling into the steep slope of moral depravity as they lack democratic attitude and nationalism. But king does have these qualities. He wants his country to prosper. Because this country was unified by his forefathers so he has the deepest love for this soil.
Any we can defend our freedom and sovereignty. The bravery and the honesty of the people of our country, Nepal, has not only been appreciated, but also honoured by Great Britain before the whole world, the vivid and burning proofs of which is the winning of the war in the Falklands. They were forefront force in Kosovo, East Timor, Afghanistan and recently in Iraq. They are also always in the front line as shields in India to protect her from her enemies. Therefore it is her obligation to lend a helping hand to lead Nepal in the quality of life.
Anyway, Nepal will exist only if there is a king. No king means No Nepal. This was predicted even by the present Indian prime minister 15 years ago in his speech in Kathmandu. The leaders here are always fighting among each other for the power and money. This was clearly seen by the people in these last 12 years. Only the politicians and bureaucrats have become billionaires, but the majority of the people are living under the poverty line. The international community has also seen this and know this system has failed in Nepal. They too want the king to take a strong step so Nepal can leap forward in all aspects. The people have no more confidence in these leaders and parties. They can no more manipulate the Nepalese. They are only the betrayers and traitors of this nation. Therefore the only hope now we have is the king. Therefore king is the only one who can unify all 4 castes and 36 subcastes in one and under one umbrella. I can't imagine Nepal and the Nepalese without the king. He is brave, intelligent and has an ideology which no leaders in Nepal have.