Royal Massacre and The Mystery Unfolding Nepal
By Ashutosh Shrivastav
'Monarchy is over in
Even though the intellectuals are familiar with this direction, I would like to show why the world remains silent on
As known to the world,
There was another family who was fighting for the Indian state with the Indians - the Koiralas. Koiralas were Indians who were born in the Northern Province of British India - modern day Bihar or Uttar Pradesh in
The Koirala brothers joined the struggle to give birth to
Appropriate justice does not seem to have been carried out looking at the area of
It is interesting to see how Indian textbooks claim this beautiful Kingdom a part of
By all means, they were illegal annexations.
The Koiralas' and the Indian dream shattered. The Ranas knew that
It was not as easy as the Indians had presumed. The King in
Most of the Maoist leaders lived in
When Nepali Maoists met Nepali Communist leaders in
The interesting chemistry was all political parties held discussions in
After the Royal Massacre, much speculations was in the air. However, immediately after the incident, the media, funded by
And so that was the story we witnessed.
The King wanted the then prime minister Sher Bahadur Deuba to hold the elections but even after he was granted an extension of the election date twice, he was never motivated to hold the election. The underlying political reason was that he wanted to remain in office by postponing the election.
As a Chief of State, King Gyanendra could not wait to see his country devastated. This made him sack the cabinet and impose direct rule.
Subsequently, in October 2002, King Gyanendra dismissed the prime minister and his cabinet. While stopping short of reestablishing parliament, the king in June 2004 reinstated the most recently elected prime minister who formed a four-party coalition government. The King, citing dissatisfaction with the government, dissolved the government in 2005, declared a state of emergency, imprisoned party leaders, and assumed power. The king's government subsequently released party leaders and officially ended the state of emergency in May 2005, but the monarch retained absolute power until April 2006.
When King Gyanendra ascended throne in 2002,
While most Nepalese were pleased to see this progress, the corrupted people were unemployed. The leaders of
That led the politicians to ally together and form a coalition to fight the King.
Now that the monarchy is gone, common Nepalese who are diehard fans of the King, are looking for their God. However, Hinduism and Buddism have not taught violence to Nepalese. Maybe that's why common Nepalese are not on the streets yet.
I remain unanswered, is Hinduism's patience tested? Is Gurkhas' blood tested? Are the Nepalese tested? Nepal has so far witnessed the Maoist crowd, not the Nepali crowd, there will be a day when Gurkhalis will be on the streets to show the bravery of Amar Singh Thapa, Bir Balbhadra Kunwar, Bhimsen Thapa, or another Jung Bahadur Rana... and who knows, another Prithvi Narayan Shah to Unify the breaking Nepal.