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Nepal News & Discussion
Soros is back in Nepal.
Indian Government is sleeping as usual.
Karl-Heinz Kraemer
Department of Political Science of South Asia, South Asia Institute, University of Heidelberg

<b>Political parties and the development of civil society in Nepal</b>

Paper presented at the panel on Political Parties and Civil Society in Asia, organized by the International Political Science Association, Seoul, August 17-21, 1997
one of the sections:</i>

Monarchy and Hindu fundamentalism
<b>Nepal: interesting times</b>
Sandhya Jain
12 May 2009

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->When Chinese wish the wrath of heaven upon one, they invoke it gently: ‘may you live in interesting times,’ a <b>euphemism </b>for living without peace and stability. A prolonged spell of ‘interesting times’ is now upon our Himalayan neighbour, ironically Beijing’s budding ally.

At the time of writing, President Ram Baran Yadav’s deadline for government formation seemed unlikely to fructify, though CPN-UML (109 seats) and Nepali Congress (114 seats) were frontrunners in forging a new coalition. Yet former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, alias Prachanda, whose attempts to grab totalitarian power by infiltrating and taking over the Army triggered the current crisis, may also succeed in sticking to power.

Prachanda has made overtures to CPN-UML leader Jhalanath Khanal, the likely opposition candidate for Prime Ministership. The Nepali Congress and 22 other political parties support him, though the Madeshi People’s Rights Forum (53 seats) is undecided. A major hitch is Prachanda’s determination to block government formation until the exit of the Army chief, and threat to return to the violence that rent the once-Hindu kingdom for over a decade.

Nepali Hindu backlash against the Christian-Maoist leadership has now unfurled, and will continue no matter what political deals are struck in the immediate future. The <b>mask </b>of secular-atheist-democracy worn by Maoists in their decade-long assault upon the Hindu kingdom is off; the monarchy has paid the price of conspiracy married to its own ineptitude; but now political parties, institutions like the Army, temples and devotees, and the people in general, recognise that they face a Christian tyrant in Prachanda. China can ignore this Western-Christian infiltration in it’s ‘near abroad’ at its own peril; fresh attempts to evangelize in Afghanistan have recently come to light.

Nepal’s quest for Hindu reaffirmation shows in the timely surfacing of a video of Prachanda revealing plans to permanently capture State power by stuffing PLA cadres into the Army. The video pertains to a meeting with PLA cadres in Chitwan, on 2 January 2008, when G.P. Koirala led the interim government.

Prachanda’s bragging that Maoists had tricked everyone into believing their armed combatants numbered 35,000, when they were less than 8000, <b>exposes the complicity of the United Nation’s Political Mission in Nepal in validating 20,000 Maoist soldiers for induction into the regular Army. </b>The integration of politically conscious Maoist goons into the professional Army was resisted by Army chief Gen. Rukmangad Katawal, which triggered the current crisis.

<b>UNMIN is no innocent taken for a ride. The United Nations is neither neutral nor apolitical; it was conceived, like the League of Nations before it, as an instrument for continuing Western domination in the post-Second World War era. </b>Racism is subtly institutionalized in its mandate, as witnessed by its relentless usage against former colonies and regions that could not be tamed in the pre-War era. Anyone who does not agree with this assessment should explain why the services of <b>South Africa Apartheid expert, Gen. Jan Smuts, were utilized in preparing the Charter of both the League of Nations and the United Nations! South Africa was not a member of either body – but Smuts was a racist par excellence.</b>

To return to Nepal, Gen. Katawal had a royal upbringing as adopted son of late King Mahendra. He and the loyalist Nepali Congress to which President Ram Baran Yadav belongs would recognize the danger Maoists pose to the autonomy of the Himalayan kingdom and the integrity of its ancient ethos.

Prachanda showed his true face blatantly with the dismissal of South Indian Brahmin priests of the famed Pashupatinath Temple on 1 January 2009. Their replacement with Nepali citizens without religious lineage or training enraged Nepali Bhandari priests (protectors of the temple’s assets and managers of its administrative affairs), who roused devotees and took up cudgels against this gross interference in the nation’s holiest shrine. An appeal by deposed King Gyanendra to the people to not politicize the temple issue made Prachanda beat a tactical retreat.

But soon after this episode, Hindu devotees returning from Gorakhpur (India) were humiliated by the seizure of their copies of the Bhagwat Gita. These incidents underline the persisting threat to Nepal’s millennia-old Hindu culture and civilisational ethos since the political ascent of the Maoists and the abolition of the Hindu Kingdom.

It is pertinent that immediately after the Maoist takeover, the Vatican appointed a Bishop and expanded evangelical activity in Nepal. The top Maoist leadership is Christian; hence evangelism could be complicit in the temple crisis and the current political crisis.

The video showed Prachanda bragging that Maoists formed the Young Communist League with thousands of youths (goons hated in civil society for kidnappings, extortions, even murder, and grabbing property worth millions which has still not been restored to its rightful owners) “who now add to our strength,” a euphemism for their skills in street violence. He admitted having “enough money” to prepare a good battle plan for revolt and State takeover.

The current crisis began when Prachanda suddenly dismissed Gen Katawal on 3 May and appointed loyalist Gen Kul Bahadur Khadka in his place. That the move was intrinsically divisive was evident when four ruling alliance partners, the CPN-UML, Madhesi People’s Rights’ Forum, Sadbhavana Party and CPN-United, boycotted the cabinet meeting that took the decision. Maoist urgency followed Gen Katawal’s decision to reinstate eight generals retired by the government, halt military recruitments, and not participate in the National Games.

The CPN-UML exited the government and threatened a no-confidence motion; the General refused to step down; President Ram Baran Yadav on the appeal of 22 out of 24 political parties to “protect the constitution” and prevent total capture of power by Maoists, asked the Army chief to stay put. The main opposition Nepali Congress rejected the sacking of the army chief and warned of street protests.

The Prachanda-gate video makes it clear that Maoists cadre strength was always grossly exaggerated. <b>As the fighters validated by UN are still confined in UN-monitored barracks, it is clear that the crowds on the streets were simply rented, like those seen in the “coloured revolutions” of Central Asia, which could suggest foreign funding. </b>Now that the truth is known, there is no need to be intimidated; the Army and nationalist political parties should do the needful to contain this menace.

<i>The author is Editor, www.vijayvaani.com   </i><!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
Good news

Madhav Nepal, moderate Commie has formed coalition with 351 members out of 608

Maoists out of govt

In addition Maoists will not be having support from Yechuri etc

Maoists whine about comparison with LTTE


Madhav Nepal all set to form Government

Shirish B Pradhan | Kathmandu

Veteran Communist leader Madhav Kumar Nepal-led CPN-UML on Sunday staked claim for forming a new coalition Government after securing backing from a key Madhesi party, dashing hopes of Maoist chief and caretaker Premier Prachanda to return to power.

Ending the two-week-long political deadlock, the CPN-UML, which also has the support from the second largest party, Nepali Congress (NC), submitted signatures of 346 members from over 20 parties in the 601-strong Constituent Assembly to the House Chairman Subhas Nemwang. A simple majority requires support of 301 members.

The CPN-UML-led alliance’s Prime Ministerial candidate Nepal, accompanied by NC’s Sher Bahadur Deuba and Madhesi People’s Rights Forum (MPRF) leader Vijaya Gachchhadar, handed over the signatures to Nemwang, claiming stake over the next Government.

Nepal’s party said it has also received “verbal assurance” of support from CPN-United, which has five MPs.

“So far, the UML-led alliance has got support from 351 Parliament members from 22 political parties as we have also got verbal assurance from (5 members) of CPN-United,” said CPN-UML leader Shanker Pokharel.

CPN-UML, the third largest party, has 108 seats while Nepali Congress led by former Premier Girija Prasad Koirala has 112.

Showcasing the democratic character of the UCPN-Maoists, the caretaker Premier alleged that political parties and foreign forces were trying to convert his party into another LTTE and make him into Prabhakaran.

Prachanda underlined that his Unified CPN-Maoist party had a nationwide organisation and was very popular unlike the LTTE which had only a small pocket of influence.

I challenge those reactionary forces who were trying to covert us into another LTTE, the Maoist supremo said.

He said his party would launch a peaceful movement across the country against the illegal steps taken by the President that had weakened the civilian supremacy in the country.

“We will fight for maintaining civilian supremacy against military one”, Prachanda underlined.

Maoist lawmakers have been blocking parliamentary proceedings for over a week now, asking the President to rectify his step of reinstating the Army chief.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Nepal gives world its first Rajbanshi Gita</b>
By Sudeshna Sarkar, Kathmandu, June 16 : It is available in languages as diverse as Hebrew and Hungarian. Now the Bhagvad Gita - a scriptural classic that provides the essence of Hindu philosophy - has been rendered in an ancient tribal language still spoken in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Pawan Rajbanshi, a 41-year-old fine arts teacher from Ghailadubba village in Jhapa, a tea garden district in eastern Nepal bordering India, has come out with the first Gita in the Rajbanshi language spoken by his community.

<b>Also known as Kamtapuri and Tajpuri, the Rajbanshi language bears a striking resemblance to the Bengali and Nepali languages and uses a script that the Rajbanshis say is also the foundation of the Bengali language</b>.

"It took me four months. For the translation, I used the original Sanskrit, Nepali and Hindi versions," Pawan Rajbanshi told IANS.

Pawan Rajbanshi, whose ancestors migrated to Nepal after the fall of the powerful Koch kingdom in eastern India that had held sway over the present Assam state and north Bengal, speaks Sanskrit. The language of ancient Indian classics and Hindu scriptures is a legacy handed down to him by his grandfather.

"As a child, my grandfather used to read out 'shlokas' (Hindu holy chants) to me and encourage me to explore Sanskrit texts. That is how I came to grow up with the language," said Pawan Rajbanshi, who is also a news reader and editor for the Rajbanshi language service of Kanchanjungha FM, a private radio station in Jhapa.

He hopes the Rajbanshi Gita, which costs Nepali Rs.150, will be read by members of the community in Nepal, who number about 300,000 and live in three districts bordering India: Morang, Sunsari and Jhapa.

However, his dream is that it will also be read by Rajbanshis in India's West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and other northeastern states as well as in Bhutan, Bangladesh and Pakistan.

"The Gita is not just a religious text," he says, explaining why he chose the ancient classic. "It also guides you to a better way of life. For an advanced society, we need upliftment in all spheres - social, economic, religious and spiritual. The Gita gives you a spiritual uplift."

When he began the translation, people asked him to start with "Muna-Madan", Laxmi Prasad Devkota's 20th century epic that is one of the best loved works in Nepali literature.


Indian priests fear for their lives in Pashupatinath
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Indian priests assaulted, paraded naked at Pashupatinath


Published on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 17:01, Updated on Fri, Sep 04, 2009 at 17:08 in World section

Kathmandu: The Pashupatinath temple row took an ugly turn in Nepal on Friday with a mob assaulting the two newly-appointed Indian priests, stripping them naked and tearing off their sacred threads regarded as mandatory for Brahmins.

Girish Bhatt and Raghavendra Bhatt were brought from Karnataka state in India this month to continue the nearly 800-year-old tradition at the revered Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu of employing priests only from the orthodox southern states of India.

The two hapless men were thrashed within the temple premises on Friday as they were readying to worship the deity from Saturday.

Eyewitnesses said about eight to 10 men, armed with iron rods, stormed a secret room in the temple where the two priests had been confined two days ago, fasting and undergoing a purifying ritual so that they would be able to undertake the ritualistic worship from Saturday.

The invaders broke open the padlock on the door of the room, dragged the two stunned priests out and beat them up. The attackers also stripped the two men naked and forcibly took video pictures.

Then, in a final insult to the two priests, their sacred white thread were torn off. The priests wear these sacred threads to proclaim that they are Brahmins and have undergone traditional rituals.

"The attackers tried to drag them away," said an eyewitness who did not want to be named. "But the abduction bid was foiled after the people in the temple raised a hue and cry and locals gathered."

The two shaken priests have been taken to a safe place, temple officials said.

The attack inside the temple comes after protests began on Sunday with at least three organisations banding together to oppose the appointment of Indian priests.

They have formed a committee to oppose the appointments, saying at a time Nepal is writing a new constitution, Nepali priests should be employed instead of Indians.

Though the protesters say they have no political affiliation, locals said the attack was led by the Young Communist League, the dreaded strong arm of the Maoists that had spearheaded a similar attack last year.

Both the new priests' appointment and the attacks on them come at a time the row is being heard in court.

For the first time in the history of the 5th century temple, the Mahasnan ritual - the ritualistic bath of the deity - is in jeopardy with the priests saying they feared to carry on with their duties in the absence of security.

The Indian priest vs Nepali priest row was triggered by the earlier Maoist government last year that sought to stop the old tradition of hiring Indian priests for the Pashupatinath shrine.

However, the move raised widespread concern in India with major political parties there asking Nepal not to politicise religion and not to hurt the sentiment of two billion Hindus worldwide.

The protestors have said they would keep up a blockade of the Pashupatinath area and take stronger action if the Indian priests are not sent back.

Of the five Indian priests who originally served at the shrine, three have already resigned due to the mounting political pressure.

Both the protesters and the Nepali government allege that the other side is trying to grab the offerings made at the temple daily that runs into thousands of rupees.

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->'Chennai graduate' led armed outfit in Nepal

Kathmandu, Sep 8 : A 41-year-old civil engineer, who claims to have received his degree from India's Chennai city, has been arrested in Nepal for allegedly planning a series of explosions in four major cities with the avowed aim of reinstating Hinduism as the state religion.

Vinod Kumar Pandey, who was produced by Nepal Police in court in Biratnagar Tuesday, told his interrogators that he studied in the south Indian city and used the Internet to get knowhow about explosives.

Pandey was arrested Sunday from Biratnagar, located on the Indo-Nepal border, with explosives and ingredients used to make bombs.

He headed the Ranvir Sena, a shadowy outfit in Nepal that was involved in extortion, abduction and blasts in the Terai plains.

Police said the Sena, which is not linked to the armed organisation of landlords in India's Bihar state of the same name, was planning bomb attacks in Kathmandu, Biratnagar, Birgunj and Pokhara. It had also planned attacks against high-profile individuals, police said.

The long-haired, suave Pandey spoke fluent English and used the Internet to download information on how to make bombs. The rented house where he was caught was converted into a 'mini laboratory' to make explosives, police said.

He also masqueraded as a bona fide engineer, working with a constructor who had been contracted by Surya Nepal, ITC's subsidiary in Nepal, to erect a building in Biratnagar.

Pandey used aliases like Bhagirath Singh, Vajra Singh and Radguvar Singh. Police Superintendent Devendra Subedi said they are continuing investigations to see if he or the Sena have links with militant groups in India.

The Ranvir Sena claimed it was working to reinstate Hinduism as the state religion. Nepal, once the only Hindu kingdom in the world, became a secular republic after a historic election last year.

Pandey's arrest came a day after police arrested the chief of another underground militant Hindu organisation.

Ram Prasad Mainali, who headed the Nepal Defence Army (NDA), was arrested in neighbouring Jhapa district Saturday.

The NDA was responsible for attacks on two mosques and a Catholic church, killing at least seven people. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Nepal arrests 'bombing mastermind'

Police in Nepal have arrested a man accused of masterminding a series of attacks on churches and mosques that have killed at least eight people in the last two years.

Ram Prasad Mainali, who authorities allege is the leader of the shadowy Nepal Defence Army (NDA), was arrested in the southeastern town of Biratnagar, the government said on Monday.

The NDA is a Hindu organisation that says it wants to restore Nepal's Hindu monarchy, abolished in 2008.

"Acting on a tip-off, we caught Mainali while hiding at one of his relative's houses," Devendra Subedi, chief of the Morang district police office, was quoted by the AFP news agency as saying.

"He has confessed to us that he masterminded a series of blasts in various churches and mosques killing at least eight people.

"We are investigating all his criminal activities in the past."

The NDA claimed responsibility for the bombing in May of a Catholic church in Kathmandu, the Nepali capital, that killed three people and an attack on a mosque in southern Nepal last year that also left three dead.

The group also said it carried out a bombing in Kathmandu in August at the headquarters of the Nepali Congress party, one of Nepal's main political parties.

No one was hurt in the attack, which caused only minor damage to the building.

A second bomb at the government's transportation department was disarmed successfully by police.

Nepal has been the scene of sporadic ethnic violence since a peace deal was reached between former rebel Maoists and the government in late 2006.

But there is little history of religious conflict in Nepal, where more than 80 per cent of the 27 million people are Hindu.

Protesters demonstrate in Nepal to demand referendum on return of monarchy, Hindu state

By Binaj Gurubacharya (CP) – 9 hours ago

KATMANDU, Nepal — About 1,000 supporters of Nepal's deposed king demonstrated in the capital Friday to demand a referendum on the reinstatement of the monarchy and the country's return to being a Hindu state.

The protest was organized by the National Democratic Party Nepal, the only party to openly support former king Gyanendra, who was dethroned last year. It was the largest public rally by pro-monarchy supporters.

"We want a referendum. Let the people decide," the protesters chanted as they marched through Kathmandu.

The communist-dominated Constituent Assembly voted in May 2008 to abolish the centuries-old monarchy and declared it a republic and a secular state.

"We have gathered signatures of more than 2 million people who want the monarchy reinstated and Nepal be once again declared a Hindu nation," said Raja Ram, a spokesman for the party. The nation was officially Hindu under the monarchy.

The protesters held long pieces of white cloth that they said listed signatures of people supporting the monarchy's return.

Police monitored the demonstration but there were no immediate reports of violence.

Past rallies by the group have been disrupted by supporters of other political parties who oppose the monarchy.

[url="http://www.hindustantimes.com/Nepal-violence-spreads/H1-Article1-489085.aspx"]Nepal violence spreads[/url]
Quote:The second day of the three-day general strike called by Nepal’s opposition Maoist party witnessed torching of vehicles and violent demonstrations across the country.

While the situation was comparatively under control in the capital, Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) supporters burnt vehicles in Biratnagar, Jhapa and several other towns.

According to television reports, in several towns Maoists targeted government offices, damaged property and manhandled government employees.

Like Sunday, Maoists came out to the streets of Kathmandu in the wee hours and started blocking roads by putting up temporary barricades and burning tyres. Educational and business establishments remained closed for the second consecutive day.

Heavy deployment of security personnel was seen at places where clashes between Maoists and security forces were witnessed on Sunday.
Quote:Manisha unhappy with Hindu Nepal becoming secular state

Kathmandu, Mar 26 (PTI):

Bollywood actress Manisha Koirala today expressed here displeasure over converting Nepal into a secular state, saying there was no need to change the status of the Hindu nation.

40-year-old Koirala, the granddaughter of B P Koirala who was Nepal's first elected primed minister, said the country never had any dispute over the issue of religion.

"I don't understand why peaceful Hindu state Nepal was converted into a secular state," she said talking to mediapersons in the capital.

Nepal was converted into a secular state three years ago by the Parliament.

"Nepal never had any dispute over the issue of religion. There was no need to change the status of the Hindu state as there was no problem in it," she said.

Manisha, a strong supporter of monarchy, said she had great respect for the late Prime Minister G P Koirala, her grandfather's younger brother, though she had some political differences with him.

He possessed a strong personality and was a dedicated politician, she said, adding he did whatever he thought was right.

Replying to a question on who should be the successor of Koirala, the Nepali-Indian actress said it is not necessary that his successor should come from the Koirala family.

The party's next general convention will decide who will be the successor, Manisha said.

"There should be cooperation among the leaders of the party not competition, she pointed out.

When asked if she is in race for the party's leadership, the actress said she has no interest in politics at this moment.

"I want to serve the country from outside politics," she said, adding "I will work for the benefit of children and orphans in the country".

She said her grandfather B.P. Koirala was her ideal in politics.

When asked about the possibility of the revival of monarchy in the country, she avoided a direct answer, saying "I am too small a person to comment on that".

On her professional work, Manisha said she will work in Nepali film if she is offered a good script.

She warned that the failure to promulgate the new constitution by May 28 will be "disastrous" for the country.

"I wish the constitution will be drafted on time, she said, adding it will be disastrous if it is not completed on time.

When asked about her marriage, the Bollywood star said she has not yet decided on the matter.

However, she underlined that she would like to settle down in her homeland Nepal.

On Monday, the deadline given by President Ram Baran Yadav to form an all-party government expires. This is the second failed deadline after the grappling parties were unable to meet an earlier one last week and sought for more time.

Now with the president unlikely to grant yet another extension, it is likely that he will call for an election this week when the 601-member Parliament will choose a new prime minister on the basis of simple majority. http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news...158156.cms
New Delhi’s good intentions to help in consensus-building to break the political impasse were badly played in Kathmandu where the level and intensity of anti-Indianism has reached its peak. The Maoists observe that India as usual was up to no good (euphemism for interfering in Nepal’s internal affairs) in trying to block their party from forming a Government.

As Foreign Secretary, Mr Saran prepared the ground for the historic Delhi Agreement in 2005 which brought the seven-party alliance and Maoists on one platform to dislodge the monarchy. In less than six months, the 250-year-old monarchy became history. What 10 years of people’s war failed to achieve, 19 days of peaceful protests did in restoring power to the people. As in 1950 and 1990, India was once again central to the historic change underway in Nepal since 2005. http://www.dailypioneer.com/280061/Logjam-in-Nepal.html
[url="http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata-/Now-demand-for-a-sovereign-Gorkhaland/articleshow/7159694.cms"]Now, demand for a sovereign Gorkhaland[/url]
Christianism. (See point 2 below for further proof that it is christianism that is encroaching on the Mandiram=Hindu religion.)

1. www.hindustantimes.com/Hindus-ready-for-Pashupatinath-battle/Article1-656067.aspx

Quote:Hindus ready for Pashupatinath battle

Indo-Asian News Service

Kathmandu, January 29, 2011

First Published: 15:54 IST(29/1/2011)

Last Updated: 19:08 IST(29/1/2011)Share

A staunch Hindu activist who fought three legal battles to safeguard the rights of Pashupatinath, Nepal's holiest Hindu shrine, has struck a new legal blow, opposing the government's decision to open the main treasury of the temple, which Hindus believe was padlocked for over 2,000 years and should remain unopened.

Bharat Mani Jangam, who took on Nepal's former Maoist guerrillas in the past to prevent their decision to sack the Indian priests at the temple, has now filed a public interest suit in the Supreme Court, asking the apex court to strike down the decision taken by the council of ministers to open the main treasury of the shrine.

"The main treasury of the temple is a sacred site that has remained locked for over 2,000 years during the reign of over four different dynasties," the 64-year-old activist told IANS.

"In 2006, Nepal became secular. It means the government has no right to interfere in religious institutions. Can it dare open the treasuries in Buddhist monasteries, Muslim mosques and Christian churches?"

[color="#0000FF"]Last month, the cabinet decided that the main treasury, said to contain fabled riches, should be opened and an inventory made of the valuables it contained.

The ministers also decided while the gold, silver and cash there should be kept in the central bank, other items should be showcased in museums.[/color]

[color="#800080"](Museums. As if Hindu religion is a dead religion to be paraded around in a show.

It's what christianism always attempts when it is yet 1. unable to smuggle out sacred Hindu Temple treasures; 2. unable to impound it all for christianism. Those attempts are made at a later stage.)[/color]

"It's appalling," Jangam said. "Hindus are not going to tolerate this rank interference in their religious matters. The government move will trigger violence and bloodshed."

(At least Nepalese Hindus are still Hindoos, willing to safeguard what belongs to their Gods.)

The Hindu activist says Hindus are not opposed to the riches of Pashupatinath being conserved.

"But it should be done legally, not by a caretaker government or mere ministry," he said. "We are asking the state, if need be, to enact a new law to safeguard the riches of the shrine, revered by one billion Hindus worldwide."

The court will begin hearing the petition Monday. Jangam has named the council of ministers and the culture ministry as respondents.

In 2008-09, the attempt by the then Maoist government to dispense with the centuries-old tradition of appointing only Indian priests at the temple by sacking them triggered widespread condemnation with India's government and major parties also adding their voices to the protests.

The unprecedented opposition forced Maoist prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda to rollback the decision after five days.

[color="#800080"](Prachanda is a christian. A "Maoist". But definitely a christian.)[/color]

The following year, when the new government [color="#800080"](christianism)[/color] tried to regulate the offerings made by devotees at the shrine, Jangam filed another petition against it and the hearing still continues.

2. Why it is christianism.


Quote:Nepal Christians threaten 'corpse' protest in burial row

By Gopal Sharma

KATHMANDU | Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:25pm IST

(Reuters) - Christians in Nepal have threatened to parade corpses in the capital to press the government into finding them alternative burial grounds after burials near the country's holiest Hindu shrine [color="#800080"](Pashupatinatha Kovil)[/color] were banned.

[color="#0000FF"]Christians account for less than two percent[/color] of Hindu-majority Nepal's 28 million people. Authorities barred them this month from burying their dead in the forested graveyard at Sleshmantak saying the land belonged to the Pashupatinath Hindu temple, a U.N. heritage site in Kathmandu.

[color="#800080"](And that's what christoterrorists do when they're 2%. Note also they have political power in Nepal. Like they do in Bharatam.)[/color]

"Burial after death is a fundamental human right and the government is violating this by not giving us any place to bury the dead," C.B.Gahatraj, a senior official of the Committee for Christian Recommendation for New Constitution told Reuters.

"If we don't get an alternative burial site we'll be forced to protest with corpses in front of the Singha Durbar," Gahatraj said referring to the government complex that houses the prime minister's office and the parliament.

The Committee was set up to push for the rights of Christians in the country's new constitution
, which has yet to be finalised after the 239-year-old Hindu monarchy was abolished in 2008.

Some Christian families have been forced to cremate their dead against their tradition because they could not find a place to bury them, he said.

[color="#800080"](So? They can bury them elsewhere. But they are *deliberately* trying to [color="#FF0000"]landgrab[/color] sacred Hindu lands for christianism like christianism has done in Bharatam. Bear in mind that christian burial land is forever claimed for christianism - until the mythical judgment day. Better never to let christians' diseased corpses infect the hallowed ground in the first place. Because if you tell the christoterrorists to get their bodies out of there once they've buried it - even illegally - they will do the usual: create a big international hoopla about how "their religious rights and sanctity of their dead" are being "violated" etc, even though they are the ones who *deliberately* try to bury their kind in sacred Hindu land that is NOT public property but belongs to the Hindu Gods and hence Hindus ALONE. Then the international christists will get all angry since burial is Deeply Important to christoterrorism. And then they will try to crush the Temple in even nastier, more open ways.

Remember how the evil christos deliberately went about turning GrecoRoman Temples and Sacred Sites into basilicas and how this angered the Hellenes? It's mentioned in several books, possibly also in R.Smith's "Julian's Gods".)[/color]

Legend has it that [color="#0000FF"]Lord Shiva, the Hindu [color="#FF0000"]g[/color]od of destruction, once lived in the Sleshmantak forest where monkeys and deer roam now. The area is located on a hill next to the Pashupatinath temple, which is visited by thousands of Hindus including from neighbouring India every year.

[color="#800080"]("Legend" my foot. He lives there ever.

Flashes of the Shishigami-Sama from... never mind.)[/color]

Sushil Nahata, the head of a shrine management group said the temple land was being used as a cemetery "illegally" by Christians and that non-Hindu graves should be shifted elsewhere.[/color]

"This is the case of one culture interfering into the other," Nahata said.

A specially elected Constituent Assembly, dominated by the Maoist former rebels, is due to complete drafting a new constitution ensuring equal rights to all ethnic and religious groups in May.

[color="#800080"]("Dominated by the maoist former rebels" <=> "Dominated by the christian maoist former rebels")[/color]

(Editing by Matthias Williams)
Preliminary indications portended the 17th round would fail too, leading to two more rounds of sparring during the weekend.

However, minutes before the election started, the Maoists' standing committee held an emergency meeting to decide it would support Khanal. http://news.in.msn.com/international/art...id=4880520

The last-minute poll alliance between the communists and Maoists was flayed as "hypocrisy" and a "conspiracy" by Poudel, whose party had been a staunch ally of the communists in the earlier government.

Though Khanal's victory ends a seven-month-long crisis, it does not bode well for Nepal.
Nepali Congress has two other concerns: The secret deal between Mr Dahal and Mr Khanal to swap leadership; and their claim to leadership of the national Government. Reconciliation between Nepali Congress and Maoists is vital for the success of the peace process.

Mr Krishna’s soliloquy on completing the peace process on time missed out the Maoists and the evolving political context. His tough talking with Mr Dahal centered around their anti-India campaign which has reached an all-time high since the collapse of the Maoist Government. Maoists see India as following a one-pillar policy of keeping them out of Government and power. In Kathmandu which is not Kashmir, there was thundering silence when India beat Pakistan and later Sri Lanka during World Cup cricket.

To reset relations with Nepal, India has to reengage the Maoists, but not on the misplaced notion of special relations, rather in sync with the new ground realities. The ball is in India’s court. http://www.dailypioneer.com/334609/Change-in-Nepal.html

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