Crossfire War: Nepal/India – Nearly All 75 Districts Affected by Maoist Violence

More than 10,000 People Killed – RAW (Indian Intelligence) a Destabilizing Influence

Night Watch: KATHMANDU – More than 10,000 Nepalese have been killed by Maoist’s violence for nearly 10 years. According to Kamala Sarup, of Peace Journalism, the Maoist’s war has entered a stage of genocide and the country could become another Afghanistan, Cambodia, Bosnia or Rwanda.

In latest developments more than a dozen demonstrators were hurt in violent confrontations with the police on Monday in the capital. It was the third day of protest against King Gyanendra who seized power on February 1. Thousands of activists from seven major political parties were attempting to enter the center of the city where protests had been banned.

Arjun Narsingh K. C., a senior member of the Nepali Congress, the largest in the seven party coalition was quoted by Reuters, “This is naked aggression of the people’s right to peacefully protest.” 160 pro-democracy activists had been released on Sunday including the former Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala, who were detained on the weekend.

The King had suspended civil liberties citing as his reason the failure of the quarrelling political parties to end the Maoist violence. The Maoist’s objective is to overthrow the monarchy and establish a communist republic in the undeveloped country.

Neighboring India has been keeping a close watch on developments and supported the Maoist cease fire they announced at the weekend and is supposed to last three months. Nepal’s royalist government has yet to respond but the seven opposition parties have welcomed it. In July the opposition parties said they would hold talks with the Maoists to discuss joint protests.

Unfortunately there is evidence India has been supporting the terrorists. New Delhi’s intelligence service, RAW (Research & Analysis Wing) has been supporting the terrorists perhaps because New Delhi may have designs on Nepal’s territory and wants to see more instability.

The professed goal of the insurgency, now nearly 10 years old, is the establishment of a totalitarian state, ala Pol Pot’s Cambodia. For this, in their view, it is necessary to begin from “ground zero”. For the fulfillment of their objectives it is necessary, in their view, to first knock down Nepal’s traditional pillars of stability and unity: the Monarchy and the Army.

In Nepal, India is operating on two levels: officially it says she is also threatened by the Maoists; yet, they provide facilities for meetings between Maoists and Indian leftists, not to talk of looking the other way as far as arms supplies, medication and sanctuary for them are concerned.

The real threat is to Nepal’s very existence.

The last chance for a peaceful resolution is this ceasefire, unless the pause is used by the Maoists and political opposition to simply join forces and stage a larger uprising. Their intention being to overthrow the Monarchy and rule the nation under New Delhi’s guidance.

If the King and those loyal to him cannot come to terms with the Maoists and the opposition parties then the violence and suppression will become worse. Kamala Sarup’s worst fears may then come true. With the extent of the corruption, peace is virtually impossible and that may be what New Delhi wants.

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Willard Payne is an international affairs analyst who specializes in International Relations. A graduate of Western Illinois University with a concentration in East-West Trade and East-West Industrial Cooperation, he has been providing incisive analysis to NewsBlaze. He is the author of Imagery: The Day Before.