NC Unification Imminent! (Who Cares)
Deuba and Girija prepare for another pointless round of their worthless dance.
“Literature has to be combative.” -Ken Saro-Wiwa
A little movement in both directions today. First the good: Nepalnews.com reports that students are uprising and urging the Maoists to stay in government. Nice. This is the first time we've seen enough spine from the students to actively go against their counterparts in the Maoists.
Can we finally call Girija and the mob incompetent idiots?
Well, actually about 3,400 as of last counting.
After quite an effort of gathering signatures and lists of prominent places, we here at blogdai are relieved to be through with the exhaustive effort of screening and verifying and are ready to submit our much touted, maligned, referred to, dismissed, praised, famous, infamous and much talked about LETTER.
For those of you who are new to the game, blogdai and 3400 of my closest friends and Nepal watchers are fed up with Maoists, Congress, Parliament and most officials named Koirala. To express this, we've constructed a letter to be sent to any relevant body stating our position. This campaign was initiated a few months ago (See: blogdai: Taking Back Our Voice) with the intent of building a groundswell of renewed participation in, and attention towards, the current political situation in Nepal.
Through the help of our vast readership, the LETTER has been tweaked, revised, edited and turned inside-out to arrive at the form presented to you in blue below. It reflects the language of our mass frustration and calls for very specific and strong measures that must be taken, in our opinion, in order to save Nepal from an inevitable downward spiral. blogdai submits:
To the Seven-Party Alliance and Maoist leadership
We, The Concerned Citizens and Friends of Nepal placed our trust in the Seven Party Alliance just over a year ago. It was our hope that the leadership entrusted with bringing Nepal into a new era of democracy and freedom through the Jana Andolan movement would use the spirit of last year’s demonstrations to re-introduce effective and competent governance to Nepal. Since that time we have been saddened to notice a return to the same style of ineptitude, corruption and political bickering that marked the previous 15 years under this same leadership.
Under your tenure of the past year, Nepal has begun to spiral downwards towards anarchy and the complete disregard for the rule of law; threatening not only Nepal’s sovereignty, but also the safe existence of the very citizens who entrusted you with their protection one year ago. It is because of this current untenable situation that we now must withdraw our support for your leadership and express our opinion of “no confidence” towards this Prime Minister and Parliament.
We also refuse to cooperate or give legitimacy to any force that uses brutality and coercion as a mean of furthering their agenda under the guise of restructuring Nepal. Be it Maoism or any other unbending ideology-based group, we further strongly object to welcoming such groups into government with their violent adherence to their own sense of ideological supremacy undeterred and unchanged by our constitutionally established rules for society.
We demand that Nepal’s Municipal Police Forces, Armed Police Force, Nepal National Army, or any legitimate national or international security force requested, begin operations that will directly lead to the restoration of law, order and peace in Nepal. These operations include but are not limited to: establishing the active presence of Army forces wherever possible, a commitment to fair adjudication of disputes and the active suppression and confiscation of all firearms displayed publicly by those not directly employed in Nepal's army, police or authorized security services.
Your failed leadership has contributed greatly to the present dire security situation in Nepal. As a result, we demand that an interim Government, composed of members from all major political parties lead the country until Constituent Assembly elections are held. Should these elections not be held as scheduled this November, it will be considered as a final confirmation of our “no confidence” opinion and result in our strong insistence that the Prime Minister and Parliament suspend operations and immediately refrain from further deliberations or acts of governance.
Concerned Citizens and Friends of Nepal
To give you just a bit of a sample of the types of places where our letter will surface, blogdai submits a partial list of sites to receive our LETTER. This is partial to prevent mass mailers from our numerous gremlins. This is about 10% of the total list:
(Nepal Monarchy and Nepal Army have “guest book” comments sections to which we shall submit individually)
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