Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Latest from Nepal

Contact D.C. sends this from just a few hours ago:

it's a little 11am nepal time the next day. here's a quick update (stuff i saw as well as heard): i.) just got back from the american embassy to get my us visa. the embassy had not only nepali visa applicants, but also americans and other foreign nationals trying to contact home since both nt and utl are down. ii.) the drive to lazimpath from jawalakhel at 7:30am, and the drive back at 10am was normal. army and police are on the streets, but nothing out of the ordinary. iii.) phones are still dead. both land lines as well as cell phones. iv.) no news of a curfew whatsoever. v.) no news of major tordford and/or disturbance either. vi.) the airport supposedly reopened last night. two flights from india flew in. vii.) the night was calm as well. my brother got back from a wedding party at 2am. security personnel were on the streets then (they are usually on only till midnight). viii.) a pro-king rally was reported yesterday evening. ix.) girija reportedly fled to the indian embassy before the ghoshana yesterday morning and has been hiding there. x.) most of the people i have met and talked to so far are glad in a way that this happened, since the situation was getting worse anyways. and here is some opinion/reflection: i am surprised there have not been any major protests/tord-fords yet. maybe it's because the people behind organizing all these protests/tord-fords are under house arrest and cannot communicate since the phones are down. once again, this is not a fact, but just putting two and two together. in one way, shutting communications down has had an alarming effect especially to those people outside of nepal (thanks to the alarming reporting methods of news agencies like the bbc and cnn), since they have not been able to call home. but think about this... had the phones not been shut down, half of kathmandu would probably be burning now. we have seen it time and time again... from hritik roshan to the iraq beheadings. more as time and conditions permit.

3 Comments:

At 7:18 PM, February 06, 2005, Blogger mingma said...

Hi

Just wanted to see if I can get any advice, suppose to land in KTM on Saturday afternoon, my husband is Nepali,and obviously cant call him to find out if it's still a good idea to come over, wanted to see how it is getting out of airport at the moment as I am getting all different stories from news here,that people are getting stuck, does anyone know if flights are coming in as per normal now?

 
At 7:54 PM, February 06, 2005, Blogger blogdai said...

Your are right to be a bit concerned. First, the good news: Thai airways, probably the largest volume international carrier to Kathmandu, has resumed flights.

Bad news: communication blackouts make computer flight confirmation impossible. Reports of tickets being sold on first come first serve basis. Cash only.
-=blogdai

 
At 5:04 AM, June 02, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stop India from Exporting Terrorism to Nepal

India has been creating economical as well as politician problems for the last 58 years it has become Independent from the British. Nepal wanted to become trade free zone just like Singapore, it pressurized Nepal to abandon the idea. It wanted to turn to market economy 20 years ago but India forced it to have high custom tariff. India is building dams in the border area to flood Lumbini the birth place of Lard Buddha so no tourist will visit this submerge area.

Nepal has to endure Indian arm twisting because it is landlocked so it has to use Indian port for sea cargo. It took ten years to convince India to allow Nepal to link India port with railway and another three years for the train to star service after completion of the railway link. Even after 15 years the railway link in not functioning properly. India has denied Nepal right of transits numerous times and dictating its terms on Nepal economy, as a result it is now one of the poorest country in the world. Now Indian foreign minister is threatening Nepal that it has leverage against Nepal which is noting but Nepal geographical compulsion to ship cargo through India.

India has been exporting terrorism to its neighbouring countries to keeps these countries in line to the Indian wishes. Terrorism as been the inbuilt nature of Indian politics. An Indian Prime Minister was killed in office resulting from hobnobbing with terrorist. Mr. Rajib Ghandi who supported and armed one of the deadliest terrorist LITTE against Sri Lanka and as result was killed by them. In 1985 it armed and trained Ramraja P. Singh in India to conduct various terrorism activities in Nepal the result was several innocent civilian were killed.

After fourteen years of corruption and misrule King of Nepal has taken a popular step and assumed direct rule. The result has been positive. Whith the polular support of the general public peace in returing to the countyr. Kathmandu has seen three months without bombing or innocent people being killed. It this the first time in diced three months have gone without any kind of forced strikes in Kathmandu and other towns of the country. Gradually situation in becoming normal in the country side.

Normal Nepal has chance of being out of grip of India. So now India in supporting terrorist Nepal Communist Party (Maoist) to fight against the Nepal Army. It is repeating the same story it did with Sri Lanka. Recently several terrorist how have red corner notice from the Interpol have been reported holding meetings with Indian Intelligence Agency and Politicians. India is planning to arm and train terrorist to teach Nepal a lesson.

You can help Nepal in this hour of crisis, please sign and forwad below email to President George W. Bush and a copy to Vice President Richard Cheney. Their email address are
President George W. Bush: president@whitehouse.gov
Vice President Richard Cheney: vice.president@whitehouse.gov


Dear Mr. President George W. Bush

After fourteen years of corruption and misrule King of Nepal has taken a popular step and assumed direct rule. The result has been positive. With the popular support of the general public peace in returning to the country. Kathmandu has seen three months without bombing or innocent people being killed. It this the first time in diced three months have gone without any kind of forced strikes in Kathmandu and other towns of the country. Gradually situation in becoming normal in the country side.

Indian has being exporting terrorism to its neighbouring for decades. It trained and armed LITTE in Sri Lanka, MQM in Pakistan, Ramraja Singn in Nepal.

Now India is training and arming Nepal Communist Party (Maoist) a Terrorist organization notified by the US and Nepal. Several Maoist terrorist leaders who have red corner notice from the Interpol have been reported being with high ranking Indian Intelligence Agency officials and politicians.

Please declare India a terrorist supporting state and put sanction on this country.

Sincerely yours

 

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