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Kamala Sarup: Violence Threat to Nepalese Tourism

Violence Threat to Nepalese Tourism


By Kamala Sarup

Early evening yesterday Chandrakala took her usual walk along the Pokhara, which was at high tide, and watched a fisherman who lives down the street from her house pull in croakers left and right. He was a sportsman and just throwing them back in. Asked her if she wanted them, but she just gave him a puzzled look.

When she came home and told her mother about this episode she bawled her out. So he went back there with a big plastic bucket and saw the same man.

If we have peace, I may do fish bussiness more of this. May even buy a rod and reel myself. Can you imagine me and guests fishing and preparing them for a meal the same day or the next?" He told to Chandrakala.

Chandrakala knows enough about pain about decline her travel bussiness. Now she want to make a competitive of her work that will allow her bussiness to grow in it. Her tourism bussiness will accommodate any discrepancies between the violence and the peace, she has hope on it.

Nepalese people can do more interesting things than stuffing if next step is to understand more about lasting Peace aspects of tourism bussiness, which have some essential development presently known to Nepali people, so that Nepali people can enjoy economic and bussiness benefited. No violence needed at all in Nepal. Violence is too brutual for surviving and doing the bussiness.

Any tourism bussiness, people must know that when we have full authority to our bussiness. People would expect that they will see lasting security. Bussiness need to be able to move their work from house to house, village to village, so make sure there is a pathway of peace without lots of guns or deaths. People cannot work and do their bussiness because they want to save their work for a trip to different cities once peace established.

Chandrakala already talked about the travel bussiness, and on peace. Assuming the step to her bussiness is not much higher than the step to her dream of the bussiness. She said she would take the time to hold the hope etc. The hope also saves her lots of money because she can sleep in the nice dream on peaceful air.

If the peace action is rejected, people will unable to agree on a issues. It is for prohibiting violence but against interfering with it in the peace. This is objectionable to the people. I think security as a divisive issue much farther back in our Nepalese history - scores of times - back before the formation of the nation.

Had the people won the war for peace? People issued circulars to the people that said they should not referee with peace. Orders must issue to no allow escaped violence.

When people receive peace they can improve their economy slightly better. Problem: leaders are so far behind that they probably think the 19th century thinking still occupying the country.

"In what ways has the Maoist insurgency impacted on tourism? The very fact of death and destruction on a daily basis serves to discourage tourists from visiting our country. The cultural monuments and festivals, the natural beauty and the environment and above all the easy-going and friendly demeanour of the Nepalese are no doubt plus points. However, no one likes to put life and limb in danger.

Many foreign embassies in Kathmandu, in order to protect their own citizens, have taken the draconian measure of warning them not to visit Nepal. This has been the case with the United States, the U.K., Japan and Denmark, among others. We may, or may not agree, but they are definitely within their legitimate purview. It is government which have failed miserably in their line of duty. Their infamous maxim: talk big and do nothing! Said recently a journalist Shashi Malla.

The Maoist modus operandi also undoubtedly inspires copy-cat behaviour among the "Khaobadi" and criminal elements. The net effect is, of course, to reduce tourist influx even more. Since the Maoists have mastered the art of disappearing among the local populace and living like fish in water, the army, it seems, is helpless to do anything. The army top brass are at their wits end and lacking in ingenious ways and means and the intelligence infrastructure is conspicuous by its absence". He said.

There is, however, a ray of hope in this tourism quagmire. Unlike other friendly countries, Germany, for instance, has trodden the path of "tourism optimism". The travel recommendation of the German foreign office and their embassy here in Kathmandu is a model to be emulated by other countries.

As a result of this positive attitude, Germany's two leading tour operators in cultural-trekking-mountaineering tourism are still flourishing in spite of government's lackadaisical policy towards tourism development and regardless of Maoist intimidation. He stated.

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Journalist and Story Writer Kamala Sarup (M.A.in Journalism) is an editor of peacejournalism.com. Some of the main focus of the e-magazine has been on disarmament, conflict resolution, nonviolent sanctions, conflicts and crises. Its activities include training,research and supports peace, democracy and development in societies undergoing crisis and change. Kamala Sarup is specialising in in-depth reporting and writing on Peace Resolutions, Anti war, Women, Terrorism, Democracy, Development, Politics and HIV/AIDS. She wrote and published many articles, books and research papers.Some of her publications are: Women's Empowerment(Booklet). Prevention of trafficking in women for prostitution through media, (Book) Efforts to Prevent Trafficking in Women & Girls - A Pre-Study for Media Activism. Her interests include international conflict resolution, cross-cultural communication, philosophy, feminism, political, socio-economic and literature. Her current plans are to move on to humanitarian work in conflict areas in the near future. She also is experienced in organizational and community development. Kamala Sarup contributes regularly to World Security Network (WSN), Scoop Media, News blaze, World press, and Share The World's Resources. Kamala Sarup has been nominated as Universal Peace Ambassador [2006] in the framework of the Universal Peace Ambassadors Circle, Geneva Switzerland.

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