THE HIMALAYAN TALK: INDIAN GOVERNMENT FOOD SECURITY PROGRAM RISKIER The government of India has announced food security program ahead of elections in 2014. We discussed the issue with Palash Biswas in Kolkata today. Ahead of Elections, India's Cabinet Approves Food Security Program ______________________________________________________ By JIM YARDLEY


[Palash Biswas, one of the BAMCEF leaders and editors for Indian Express spoke to us from Kolkata today and criticized BAMCEF leadership in New Delhi, which according to him, is messing up with Nepalese indigenous peoples also. He also flayed MP Jay Narayan Prasad Nishad, who recently offered a Puja in his New Delhi home for Narendra Modi's victory in 2014.]


We talked with Palash Biswas, an editor for Indian Express in Kolkata today also. He urged that there must a transnational disaster management mechanism to avert such scale disaster in the Himalayas.


अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।'


अहिले भर्खर कोलकता भारतमा हामीले पलाश विश्वाससंग काठमाडौँमा आज भै रहेको अन्तर्राष्ट्रिय मूलवासी सम्मेलनको बारेमा कुराकानी गर्यौ । उहाले भन्नु भयो सो सम्मेलन 'नेपालको आदिवासी जनजातिहरुको आन्दोलनलाई कम्जोर बनाउने षडयन्त्र हो।'



Published on 10 Apr 2013 Palash Biswas spoke to us from Kolkota and shared his views on Visho Hindu Parashid's programme from tomorrow ( April 11, 2013) to build Ram Mandir in disputed Ayodhya.


Palash Biswas, lashed out those 1% people in the government in New Delhi for failure of delivery and creating hosts of problems everywhere in South Asia.


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Uttar Pradesh: Police strip Dalit couple in Greater Noida who insisted on filing FIR for robbery!Dalits Media Watch News Updates 09.10.15

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News Updates 09.10.15

-- Uttar Pradesh: Police strip Dalit couple in Greater Noida who insisted on filing FIR for robbery- International Business Times

Denied entry in temple, Dalits launch protest - The Times Of India

In Jodhpur, Dalit family lives in fear after boy touches non-Dalit's plate -The Indian Express

Dalit's to hold 'mega rally' for reservation in Delhi - The Times Of India

Evicted from Gabela, Dalit group protests at Doon - The Times Of India

Dalit outfits force cancellation of interview in college - The Hindu


GRI assures to repay fees to SC/ST students - The Hindu



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International Business Times


Uttar Pradesh: Police strip Dalit couple in Greater Noida

who insisted on filing FIR for robbery

A Dalit man and wife were reportedly stripped by the police in Greater Noida in Gautam Budh Nagar on Thursday after they insisted on registering an FIR for alleged robbery.


According to a report, Sunil Gautam was robbed by miscreants on Wednesdaynight near Atta in Noida. He went to Dankaur police station in Greater Noida on Thursday to register an FIR along with his wife and baby.


The police, however, refused to file a complaint. The couple then staged a protest outside the police station alleging inaction on part of the men in khaki. Irked by this, the policemen allegedly beat up the couple and tore off their clothes.


Hindi daily Haribhoomi shared the pictures of the alleged incident on Facebook. A purported video of the incident involving the Dalits is also doing its rounds on social media. [Watch the viral video shared on Facebook here]

The daily, citing the Dalit couple, reported that the station house officer (SHO), instead of listening to the couple, misbehaved with them and later tore their clothes on the street.


The report also said that the police, following the incident, arrested five people, including three women under IPC Sections 307, 232, 323, 147, 148, 353, 294, 394. However, it was not known if the couple were among those booked in the case.


After the video of the incident raked up a major storm on social media, the UP government under chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has now accused the dalit victims of having orchestrated the incident.


An official Twitter account belonging to the Government of UP quoting the Superintendent of Police of the Noida area said: "Noida police is in possession of the alleged video of the alleged stripping; it clearly seen the accused disrobes/others.The witnesses present at the incident also corroborate the same; the video is circulated to undermine the efforts of the police."


The Times Of India


Denied entry in temple, Dalits launch protest


Kautilya Singh,TNN | Oct 8, 2015, 01.13 PM IST


DEHRADUN: After being "forcefully" removed from their village, group of Dalits from Gabella village, who were denied permission to enter the temple, sat on a hunger protest outside the Gandhi Park of Dehradun on Thursday morning. 

On a written complaint by the villagers, the district authorities and police staff took away the protestors from the village late on Wednesday

While Daulat Kunwar, who was heading the protest was admitted to government hospital at Vikas Nagar, the others were treated at different locations. 

On October 5, Kunwar under the aegis of his organisation Aaradhna Gramin Vikas Kendra, had taken out a 10 day yatra of the area for the "welfare of Dalits." 

First he was not permitted to hold a rally at Quansi village and thereafter denied entry in the temple at Gabela village, about 130 km from state capital. 

"If district and police authorities think that by removing us from the village they can deter us from our mission, then they are wrong. We will stick to our demand, we will continue to hold protest till the time we get an entry in the temple with due respect," Kunwar told TOI on Thursday morning. 

He also claimed that a bag, in which his wife had kept some gold ornaments and Rs 50,000 for the yatra were missing. "We were forcefully removed and during that time, the bag has gone missing," he claimed. 

Meanwhile, narrating the incident of October 5, Gabela village pradhan Jeetendra Sharma said, "Our village god does not want them to enter the temple while playing loud music and drums. Under the influence of our God, a group of people prevented them from entering the temple as per the directions of the almighty." 

Sharma claimed that everyone was permitted to offer prayers at the temple, "but as Kunwar is using this yatra for political gains, our God through his messengers stopped him for entering the temple."


The Indian Express


In Jodhpur, Dalit family lives in fear after boy touches non-Dalit's plate


The teacher at the Rajkiya Ucch Madhyamik Vidyalaya here was arrested two days after the beating and is out on bail but now, Class 4 student Dinesh's elder brother Narpat, 17, has allegedly received a death threat from local Jat youths.


One week after a 12-year-old Dalit student was severely beaten by a teacher for touching a plate "meant for non-Dalits" during the mid-day meal at his school, nothing has changed at Berdo Ka Bas panchayat in Jodhpur's Osian block.


The teacher at the Rajkiya Ucch Madhyamik Vidyalaya here was arrested two days after the beating and is out on bail but now, Class 4 student Dinesh's elder brother Narpat, 17, has allegedly received a death threat from local Jat youths.


"The Jats are unhappy with the action taken against the teacher, Hemaram Jat, and want his reinstatement. So their youths keep threatening us. They have threatened Narpat, saying they will keep me busy by killing him so I won't able to pursue the case against Hemaram," said Dinesh's father Malaram Meghwal, a farmer.


Berdo Ka Bas has around 500 Jat and 100 Dalit families. The village has five schools of which four take in students only up to Class 8, leaving Dinesh's school as the only option for those wishing to study up to Class 12. And it's in this high school, allege Dalit villagers, that the discrimination is rampant.


Here, a 16-year-old Class 9 student Raju Ram told The Indian Express that he still can't touch his classmate and best friend Deeparam Jat — Raju is a Dalit and Deeparam is a Jat, which is "like being a Brahmin".


Ram says he "cannot touch the water bucket at school, and my Jat classmates or teachers pour water into my palm with a mug". "In classrooms too, we have a separate seating arrangement," said Ram. Shaitanwa Ram, 15, another Class 9 student, says the plates too, are stacked separately for Jats and Dalits — meals for Dalits are served at a distance.


More than 80 km away, Dr Rakesh Johra, who looked after Dinesh as he recovered at the Umaid hospital in Jodhpur, told The Indian Express that even though the boy was discharged on Wednesday, "we have referred him to an ENT for his ear injuries".


Elaborating on the incident, Dinesh's father Malaram says that "other students had prodded him to pick up a plate meant for non-Dalits". "But as soon as he touched it, they raised a commotion after which Hemaram beat him. My son came home crying, and started vomiting," he said.


"When I reached the school to confront them over the 'bhed bhaav' (discrimination), one teacher held me by the throat and Hemaram attacked me with a stick, injuring my arm," said Malaram.

Back in the village, the horror stories continue. "Three years ago, another Dalit student in that school was beaten up by Hemaram for touching his chair and landed up in hospital for 15 days. He ultimately dropped out," said Dheeraram, 51, whose wife was once a sarpanch here.


"If you touch their tiffin, they throw the contents to dogs," said Togaram, 48. Dayaram, 18, from Class 10, says he was once beaten up when his hand touched a teacher's tiffin box while he was sweeping the floor.


While Hemaram and other teachers refused to speak to The Indian Express, Anshulal, a physical education teacher who is the headmaster temporarily in charge of this school, says "there is absolutely no discrimination at the school." "They cook up stories because we are strict," he said.


Bhagwana Ram, a Jat who has a child in the same school, says Hemaram is "just strict". "All children are hit, else they will be spoiled. But whenever they (the Dalit kids) are scolded, their parents make it a caste issue," he said.


Nutan Bala Kapila, Jodhpur Deputy Director, Elementary and Secondary Education, said that an inquiry report into Dinesh's case is expected soon. "The District Education Department had been asked to submit a report, we expect it within a couple of days," she said.


Hemaram was arrested on October 3 after being booked under sections 323 (Punishment for voluntarily causing hurt) and 341 (Punishment for wrongful restraint) of the Indian Penal Code as well as under the SC/ST Act. He was granted bail soon after.


The Times Of India


Dalit's to hold 'mega rally' for reservation in Delhi


Uday Rana,TNN | Oct 8, 2015, 11.17 PM IST


MEERUT: A group of Meerut-based dalits on Thursday protested and asserted that a 'mega rally' will be held in Delhi on December 10. Among other demands, they have sought reservation in jobs in the Armed Forces. 

"We demand a strong reservation law which should be free of any judicial intervention. It should be sacrosanct. We also want reservations for SCs and STs in higher posts of all three wings of the Indian Armed Forces. Keeping in mind the proportion of SCs and STs in the population, the reservation limit should be extended from 22.5% to 30%. The government should also ensure that reservations extend to the private sector as well public-private-partnership (PPP) projects. Looting of land and forests of the tribals should also stop. SC, ST and OBC students should also get free hostels," said Gyanendra Gautam, district president of the Aarakshan Bachao Sangharsh Samiti (ABSS). 

"We have called for a massive 'Aarakshan bhachao, samaj bachao' (Save reservation, save society) protest in Delhi on December 10. We will protest in Delhi's Ramlila Maidan and have asked dalits from across the nation to join us in the protest. Lakhs are expected to turn up for the protest. We are also demanding the right to employment, right to land and right to health be enforced," he added. 


The Times Of India


Evicted from Gabela, Dalit group protests at Doon


Kautilya Singh & Seema Sharma,TNN | Oct 8, 2015, 09.49 PM IST


DEHRADUN: Evicted out of Gabela village, the group of Dalits that had started a protest in the village after they were denied permission to enter the village temple, sat on a hunger protest outside Dehradun's Gandhi Park on Thursday morning. Meanwhile, the district administration has stated that it will not allow members of the Jaunsar Bawar Parivartan Yatra (JBPY) to enter the village.

After a written complaint from the villagers, the police arrested the protestors and released them later on personal bonds. The entire matter took a political turn when Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members and some social organizations extended support to the protestors claiming "atrocities on Dalits will not be tolerated."

On October 5, Daulat Kunwar, under the aegis of his organization Aaradhna Gramin Vikas Kendra, took out a 10-day Jaunsar Bawar Parivartan Yatra for the "welfare of Dalits." The yatra in which some meeting with the Dalits and visits to a few temples had been planned, was to pass through some villages of the area.

After being denied a chance to hold a meeting in Quansi area on October 5, the yatra arrived at Gabela village. However, the group was prevented from entering the temple by a group of people, who claimed that they were under the control of the spirit of village god.

Annoyed, Kunwar and his team sat on a protest and were said to be "forcefully" removed from the village late on Wednesday night. On Thursday morning, the group came to Dehradun and held the protest. Kunwar told TOI, "We will continue our protest till we get entry in the temple with the respect we are due, or we will have no other option than to convert to some other religion which grants us the permission to offer prayers before our God." Kunwar alleged he was beaten and forcefully removed from the protest venue.

Kunwar's wife Saraswati claimed that her bag with valuables and documents was missing. "Derogatory remarks were hurled at us, police stood as mute spectators while the villagers insulted us," she added.

Meanwhile, the district administration has made it clear that JBPY members will not be allowed inside Gabela. "The yatra members are disturbing peace and harmony of the village. Residents, including those of the Dalit community, have submitted a report to the administration demanding JBPY not be allowed into the village as it affects the harmony of the area," said district magistrate Ravinath Raman.

According to sub-divisional magistrate Ashok Pandey, none of the 250 Dalit families of the 600 families of Gabela participated in the yatra or showed an inclination to visit the temple. Pandey also denied allegations that the district administration allowed the matter to fester for three days without taking any action.

BSP and some social organizations have come forward in support of the Dalits. BSP leader Usha Devi maintained that everyone has the right to go to a temple. Members of Dalit Shoshan Mukti Manch took out a march from the old bus stand on Rajpur Road to Lansdowne Chowk in support of the Dalit group.


The Hindu


Dalit outfits force cancellation of interview in college




The Belagavi Jilla Vividdha Dalit Sanghatanegala Okkoota, representing Dalit organisations including the Dalit Sangarsha Samiti, laid siege to the Sree Siddaprabhu Independent PU Arts and Commerce College in Chikkodi town and forced the management to cancel the interviews for selection of lecturers in economics on Thursday.

They alleged that the current management was headed by a person, who is not from the Scheduled Castes or Scheduled Tribes, and he had taken over the charge in violation of conditions for receiving grant-in-aid from the government in 1989-90.


The okkoota members took out a procession and forced the chairman of the college management Sadanand Mahalingappa Pamdini to cancel interviews until the dispute, still pending before the High Court bench at Dharwad was disposed of. Assistant Commissioner S.S. Biradar and police officials visited the college.


Okkoota leader Mallesh Chougule, DSS Chikkodi organiser Rajendra Gasti, Shekhar Prabhakar and Basavaraj Dhake told the Assistant Commissioner that the government had approved grant to the college considering that it was run by a management represented by members of SCs and STs. But, four of the nine directors in the present management were not from the communities.


The okkoota leaders held a meeting with Mr. Pamdini, who allegedly refused to hand over the charge.


The okkoota leaders said they would file a case against the present management members under SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.


The Hindu


GRI assures to repay fees to SC/ST students





The Gandhigram Rural Institute officials have assured to repay entire tuition fees collected from SC/ST students during admission this academic year and previous years at a peace committee meeting held in RDO office here on Thursday. Briefing the outcome of meeting, Dindigul RDO A. Manoharan said that GRI had agreed to settle the dues to students in a phased manner.


It also sent a circular to all students in this connection. It will not collect tuition fees from SC/ST students in future. These assurances were given by GRI representative P. Anandha Kumar.

The institute also insisted that students should not indulge in agitation and settle the issue with concerned officials in the institute.


Earlier, S. Karuppaiah, State Joint General Secretary, Dalit Liberation Movement – TN and students representatives said that GRI failed to follow Adi-Dravida Welfare G.O. No.92 (Amendment) and had been collecting fees from SC/ST students since 2006-07 and that it should stop collecting fees.


Both sides have agreed upon the decision taken at the meeting. Mr. Karuppaiah said that GRI had been collecting tuition fees to the tune of Rs.56.94 lakh from 4,194 Dalit students between the academic years 2006-07 and 2013-14. Director of College Education in a letter to Director of Adi Dravida Welfare dated May 23, 2015, had also stated it.


When students and Dalit Movement attempted to observe fast on October 2 before GRI, the police had promised to arrange a meeting with RDO in this connection. The SC Commission too cautioned the GRI not to collect fees from SC/ST students during his visit to the institute recently.


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Nepal is not landlocked, it is once again a victim of New Delhi’s attempt to flex its muscles Bihari K Shrestha

Dear all, 

I am taking the liberty of attaching herewith my article on the above subject that appeared in the Nepali Times today Oct 9, 2015 along with the comments that it has so far generated. 

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Nepal is not landlocked, it is once again a victim of New Delhi's attempt to flex its muscles

Bihari K Shrestha


India has blatantly
 blockaded Nepal to back a splintered bunch of disgruntled Madhesi politicians, who were humiliatingly rejected by the Madhesi voters themselves in the last election. They won a mere 11 seats of the total of 116 constituencies in the Tarai, and turned to India.

New Delhi, mysteriously, finds it in its interest to side with Madhesi 'outcasts'.The agitating Madhesi Morcha is a fractious coalition of at least four sub-morchas which in turn is the coming together of over 13 different entities, more than one of which is a self-declared Bharatbadi.

Their main demand has been the implementation of the agreement that two of these parties had signed some nine years ago with the then Girija Prasad Koirala government that, among others, provides for delineating the whole of the Tarai as one province under federal Nepal. Given Nepal's variegated geography, this makes no
 economic sense, and it would also be potentially suicidal for Nepal because it would put the plains in the hands of Madhesi politicians and their mentors across the border.  

What is even more perplexing is that India, which is aspiring to become a permanent member of the UN Security Council, has got itself embroiled in this misadventure out of which it has no perceived advantage or exit strategy. India's foreign policy has become the subject of ridicule around the world, even from pundits within India.

Humiliation does not seem to matter to the Indian establishment. Back in
 1989 during the previous blockade, the World Health Assembly passed an amendment proposal by the Nepal delegation, which I had the distinction of leading, to a Palestinian resolution against an Israeli embargo calling for it include all landlocked countries. 

After three exchanges between me and an Indian delegate, the Assembly adopted an amended resolution to the utter embarrassment of the Indian delegation. The delegate passed on a threat that sounded exactly like the one recently issued by the
 Indian foreign secretary, S Jaishankar.

Soon after the 1989 embargo and regime change in 1990, India helped the ethnic cleansing drive of its protectorate, Bhutan, and ferried more than 100,000 of its own citizens to the Nepal border and dumped them there. Furthermore, while India has all these years complained of terrorist incursion by Pakistan, New Delhi has been complicit in providing a safe haven to Nepali Maoists whom India's government has officially declared to be terrorists.   

No matter which party is in power, strangulating Nepal into submission to India's whims of the day seems to be the only affordable arena where India can show its emerging power status despite the fact that it continues to remain home to the largest number of hungry and homeless in the world.

We should also somberly reflect that no country in the world has come to Nepal's rescue on the blockade. Let alone material support, there hasn't even been verbal sympathy. No country wants to antagonise India and jeopardise its big market. Even China is cautious, but there is nothing stopping us from improving our road and air links to China. Even if we survive this blockade, there will be future ones.

Read also:

Proxy war

North and south, Puru Shah

Barking up the wrong tree, Anurag Acharya

Blockade blues, Bidushi Dhungel

(Quote) Blockade (Unquote), The Ass

It's not about the constitution, Om Astha Rai

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Editorial in Kantipur, 24 September

Kolkata Maoists

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Jana Aastha, 19 September

Takes two to talk

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Saptahik Bimarsa, 21 September 
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Kumar  a day ago

I echo "Why so much hate against India. I have grown up talking very positively about Nepal as Neighbor" BUT now I have to think accordingly.. remember 1 thing blaming is not good alternative to stop someone's right.. you do business with India or not but I will wish the progress of Nepal... best of luck..


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namah  a day ago

There is the kind of attitude which irks Nepal: TINA: There Is No Alternative. Remember: even INC (Indian National Congress) used to run on a similar plank for many years and BJP/JD/JD/JP/etc etc etc never got a chance. Atal Behari showed India that governance by a non-INC govt is just as good, or even better. On his wings (despite all his shenanigans) Mr.Modi reduced the once towering, freedom fighting party to pittance.

So you see...things should be magnanimous when powerful, and grateful when not...

Nepali politicians have not done this nation any favors. We have oscillated from the despicable to the maleficent. However, sikkim and bhutan are real life examples. History is not the sole inheritance of the GoI. Hence an underlying distrust of the GoI and its intentions.

The common Nepali is grateful to India. However with an indefinite blockade looming, it certainly should not be expected for masses to keep their cool. better twitter rants, than something far more ominous. At the same time, Nepali politicians have shown their true colors once again of reckless statements and Indian opinion makers have conflated themselves with their government.

You - i.e. an average Indian - are an independent thinker. Try it. You make like it. Read beyond the MEA_India handouts. There is always a more interesting story underpinning the headlines. God bless all of us.


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Indian  2 days ago

Why so much hate against India. I have grown up talking very positively about Nepal as Neighbor(For that matter Indians always look Nepal in a very positive way). Whole artical talks bad about India..there are supposed to be pro and con arguments. This whole artical talks as if there is some personal animosity of the author with india or indians.
I am not sure if india has done some intentional blockade. If yes, definitely bad from India but fact of the matter is the this all started with Nepal's Own people. You are killing your own people and not giving them what they deserve(i as an ordinary indian dont even care about that).
Drink some water and calm down. I am pretty sure that most of Indians will be happy with Nepal's Progress.

kaliya  2 days ago

time to talk had past long ago. if india gets away with this, they will get away with anything in future. it won't be too long before they demand Janakpur and not Kathmandu, to be the capital of Nepal. then it will be New Delhi.
Nepal now has a serious choice - surrender and do what they want or fight to survive. Neither is going to be easy but at least one will have positive outcome for our children and our children's children. we need to choose...

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gaurav  2 days ago

Nepal is in deep trouble and it is not of India's doing. When a country so willingly decides to ignore 40% of its own people and pretend that everything is fine , things can not be right. India is merely protecting its own interest which it should because a disgruntled Madesh on its border will create a stateless actor and jeopardise Indian security. Nepali politicians are known to be petulant, churlish and use India as convenient. Now they are stoking anti-india sentiments to appear Nationalists. Whereas they could easily settle the dispute instead of calling Madhesis as "flies". If Madheshi are being mentored from across the Border, then question is where do politicians like Oli take their order from ? What made Nepal ditch Tibetans ? It is not that Nepal is this saintly innocent country and India a monster. Nepal' s failure is failure of its diplomacy .

binod  gaurav  a day ago

get your facts correct.. 51% of Nepal's population lives in Madhes,. 40% of which are are nepali of other ethnicity.. so this Indian line of 40% population is ignored in this constitution is a propaganda.. in fact 90% of madhes agitation is orchestrated by Biharis or biharis who also have nepali citizenship.. if it was a real madhes movement like in 2007 , Kathmandu would have knelt a long time ago..when people rise no " hill elite" can stop it.. because india is indirectly supporting 200 protestor who move from place to place this so called agitation hasn't reached its culmination...india is using Madhesi to bargain with Nepal.. once it gets that it will dump madhes just the way they dumped maoist after removing monarchy...nepali need to be careful not to fall into this trap of communal division..this is a testing time for us..


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ambarish palit  2 days ago

well writtten piece but it leaves me wondering why the writer failed to include the 40 plus deaths and the deaf ear given to the agitating madeshis right before the and during the promulgation of the constituition in short why was there a hurry to declare the statute with so much death and dissatisfaction around.


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dgupta  3 days ago

It is high time Nepal strengthens its ties both economic and political with China, a veto power of UN and an economic power house. Nepal can serve as a middleman for chinese goods to India whose most imported goods are from China anyway.

IAF101  dgupta  2 days ago

LOL - what makes you think Nepal will retain the same status it has now to just send goods over to India ? If China is using Nepal as a trade corridor - then India will treat the border as any other border it shares and start taxing ALL goods to and fro and subjecting them to customs and international tarrifs and inspections.

rahil aryan  3 days ago

The sole reason behind this turmoil is Nepal's new constitution and their lack of faith in India and more towards China, which is outrageously wrong. The Madhesi and the Tharu communities are protesting in the neighbouring districts of India-Nepal border against the new constitution framed on September 20, 2015. There are many other reasons behind this economic blockade, which seems to be more Nepali government sponsored than India or by the people residing in the bordering Terai areas who are mostly pro India. The Nepalese political parties fear that India is anti Nepal and China is pro Nepal, which everyone knows is due to the Maoists who sadly dominate Nepali politics and are actively today promoting a false propaganda against India.

In recent years Nepal has been the subject of ever-changing political environment and is today probably the worst politically administered Asian country in the world, even when their new constitution is soundly in place. Nepal's mainstream political parties in the country are not able to deal with the current political situation in the country as they voice different opinions and have lost mass support. All this coupled with corruption and power politics amongst them is taking Nepal towards its impending doom.

namah  rahil aryan  2 days ago

the maoists were a RAW creation...LOL...all the top leaders went 'underground' in India during the insurgency years...we all know that...don't BS about China. I have no illusions, however, of China's politics and what it does to its neighbors in the south china sea.

There is a reason why Nepal gravitates towards India. However, India is REALLY TRYING HARD to kick Nepal out of its zone of influence. You tell me why? We are all puzzled in Nepal. Forget about twitter trends, etc. That is just representative of an elite english speaking who have online access.

...and thanks for stomping on a newly created think this will win India accolades? it might win Modi the bihar elections, but blockade2 will be talked about for years...

A Nepali  3 days ago

Wow...and thank you!


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rose555  3 days ago

We will not Forget this incident. We will be smart & learn to diversify our business with several other countries (not just one country). Expand Expand Expand, Diversify Diversify Diversify


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IAF101  rose555  2 days ago

Easy to say - VERY hard to do. You can open every single meter of border with China - but it won't change the fact that Oil from the Middle East will have to travel to Chinese Ports, get refined in Chinese oil refineries and then transported over 2000 kms of the worlds heightest mountains to reach Katmandu. Its easy to see why that is not a viable alternative to the India route.


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namah  IAF101  a day ago

That is the kind of attitude which irks Nepal: TINA: There Is No Alternative. Remember: even INC (congress I) used to say that for many years and BJP/JD/JD/JP/etc etc etc never got a chance. NOW suddenly things have changed, and people wonder in India if Pappu will ever make it to the top you see...things should be magnanimous when powerful, and grateful when not...nepalis have a lot to learn...and so do indians...I don't spare anyone...


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namah  3 days ago

Solar and water energy are right here. We can become energy sufficient with smart roads, and public transport systems, plus online mechanisms which allow citizens to communicate with government agencies online. It needs someone with a holistic sense of commerce, industry, and transportation.

We will never become 'India-free' so to speak. But at least it can be brought down to acceptable levels.

Finally, we need to address social causes for the unrest. India or no India, madheshi issues remain within our domain.

IAF101  namah  2 days ago

The day Nepal becomes self sufficient is the day India will be most happy.

Ram Sunuwar  3 days ago

very good article. we have to have other options. the india establishment is letting local politics ( bihar elections ) decide our relationship. while some of the demands have to be addressed there is no way the whole of tarai or anywhere in nepal should have states based on ethnicity. madesh based parties have every right to protest but not to destroy property, hurt people, block someone ,vandalize trucks .come on guys we are all Nepalese lets at lest

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