Monarchy The Most Convincing Identity of Nepal’s Independence and Democracy


On 23rd Aasar 2068 (July 7, 2011), we will see, huge mass of people at Nirmal Niwas to extend the best wishes to the King Gyanendra- on his auspicious occasion of 65th Birthday.

Since 2006, the Nepalese people are passing the worst time without the guardianship of monarchy. In the hint of the Indian and American interest, the culprit party leaders declared republic-2008 with the interest of Nepalese People. How could they establish sovereignty just by removing monarchy without any logical and rationale reasons? This would only be a ‘Herculean Attempt’ without any logic and even absurd.

King Gyanendra with the people

Due to the traitors’ regime, since 2006 the Nepalese people are suffering from the traitors who are destroying the unity and identities of Nepal. Nepalese democratic exercise faced the black period in between 2005-2010. During the period, Nepalese people tolerated the worst political practice made by corrupt leaders.

The nation achieved the height of the lawlessness, theft, robbery, ransom and murders. The corruption is out of control. Now, Nepal is in danger position.

Why would there be a need of a King if Nepal can survive without it? But Nepal should not be compared to other nations. Monarch is Nepal’s alternate power. Nepal does not demand an autocratic royal institution but a pro-people institution. The institution of monarchy is such a force that fights off imperialist force to create a greater Nepal.

The King of Nepal never sold the nation, pleaded before foreigners nor killed the people and will never do so. I wouldn’t have said so if I was a citizen of Japan, America or any other nation. I would have said that the nation will survive without the monarchy, but I am in Nepal. But in the context of Nepal, the geographical and class reality of Nepal is such, that the absence of monarchy would mean there will be no Nepal.

Nepal is a small country and on the south there is a big country with open border. There are about 800 million Hindus and Indian Hindus respect Nepal as a Hindu kingdom. This should be taken as a matter of pride for all Hindus. For security reasons also, Nepal has a big advantage by being a Hindu country & the birth place of Buddha. Even if one is a Christian or a Muslim, they should support to keep Nepal a Hindu nation. But the so-called big parties have made a great mistake by announcing Nepal as a secular and republic state.

Now it is a high time Nepal also should be careful to save her indigenous culture and traditions. If monarchy and the Hindu Kingdom will abolish from Nepal, Nepalese identities and Indian religious culture also can’t secure.

In India, there are the special rights of the Nepalese king for the various Dhams and Temples of India. Similarly, China also will divide in the name of free-Tibet. Secularism, republic and federalism are the agenda of CIA whose destination is not for Nepalese goodness.

This is why China’s great leader Mao Ze Dong other Chinese leaders support the royal institution in Nepal for Nepal-China security. Including the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who is a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and one of the most respected Buddhists worldwide supports the Nepalese monarchy. But the leaders of so-called big three party are following the agendas of foreigners and trying to dig up a well when there already is water in our rivers.

The permanent organization that can protect the nation and its identity is the royal institution. We need to coordinate and balance the Nepali nationality, royal institution and democracy, bring the prevalent corruption to an end and to focus on development of backward region and classes against the foreign intervention. We cannot go on supporting the mistakes of the corrupt leaders. No one can survive long by stepping on fire. Royal Institution is compulsion and necessity to establish the nation.

History says and everybody knows the monarchy is a symbol of Nepalese unity and nationality. In between the two big neighbors- China and India, the monarchy has been playing a balanced role. So, Nepalese monarchy is the most convincing identity of Nepal’s independence and democracy. King Gyanendra is also a nationalist like king Mahendra who can stand with cause and effect on national scenarios.

Now, the country is standing on the verge of dismemberment in the last six years. When the relationship between the king and the people have been detached one can easily imagine, Nepal can’t remain safe and unified if monarchy is actually abolished from the country. Now, the traitors are being active to blame the royal institution. There are so many evidences that they have well-planned design to defame the King Gyanendra as well as the crown prince Paras who are becoming popular among the people. The people are demanding- ‘King come save the nation’ without hesitation.

In a country with such geographical and ethnic diversities Nepal will fall into a severely dangerous situation because of the tug of war for power and money. This can be avoided if there is monarchy because monarchy is always impartial politically and of the political parties. All of us are against if there are anomalies within the royal institution, but those things could be sorted out through negotiation with the monarch. But, it is our unfortunate that the politicians have learnt no lesion from their past mistakes. To make no mistakes is not in the power of man, but from their errors and mistakes that wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

Constitutionalism is the way of the nation. But the profounder of parties don’t like the follow the norms of the constitution and existing laws. There is establishing the anarchism by such destructive activities. The leaders of Nepal Congress, UML, Maoists and other don’t like to improve their mistakes.

Republic and Secularism is not Nepal’s issue

Republic=Fragmentation, Secularism=Terrorism, Federalism= Feudalism. These agendas are the poison of Nepalese national integrity. Terrorism would take over the nation in absence of the royal institution. The monarchy is the alternative force of Nepal. The Nepalese people no longer want the unconstitutional rule of the so called visionless larger party leaders. They can’t format the new constitution. They betrayed the 1990 constitution and the King. The 1990 constitution is not dead. Now, the only way would be the acceptance and restoration of benevolent and people-oriented monarchy.

There is, thus, no way other than to form a national government of all sides, reinstating the 1990 constitution including the king, through a broad conference and find a way out to solve the country’s problem. On the auspicious 65 Birth Day of King Gyanendra, we Nepalese people extend heartiest wishes for his good health and prosperity to save Nepal. Long Live the Nepalese Monarchy!

Dirgha Raj Prasai is a former Member of Parliament in Nepal, a political analyst who writes from Kathmandu.