Krishna Prasad Bhattarai formed the government with the support of Communist Party of Nepal. But this government also was not allowed to last a year. The political merry-go-round in Nepal, led by its monarchy, has become a joke. It would have been funny if it was not at cost of immense suffering by Nepali people. In the last five years (2001 to 2005), there took place no fewer than nine changes in the political set up. Some times the Prime Minister was changed and some times the King. The recent development in Nepal’s politics on 1st February, 2005 has seen yet another coup d’etat, when Prime Minister Deuba was sacked by the King Gyanendra.
Democracy has once again been throttled in Nepal and autocratic rule has been put in place. An emergency has been declared. Some of the provisions of the Nepal constitution have been suspended and restrictions have been clamped down on the media. 6 The democratic minded people of India can not, must not remain mute witness to the past and recent internal development taking place in Nepal. Behind the facade of Nepal’s political crisis, the activities of the elements of separatism in this sub-continent may well increase with the help of the forces of imperialism.
The Maoist predominance in Nepal politics has been facilitated by the inability of the successive government to address the basic problems, such as poverty, underdevelopment and discriminatory social order. Fractured politics, the absence of elected government and continuous power struggle between King and major political parties have provided the Maoist with an opportunity to control approximately half of its territory. Beside, the near collapse of development work and civil governance in violence affected areas, break down of the rule of law and the lack of democratiatsation of the grass root level sustain the Maoist activities in Nepal. The nine year old Maoist insurgency in Nepal began in February 1996, after the fall of Deuba government and the formation of G. P. Koirala government. At that time it began in a few hill districts of Nepal, but, today it has spread across the country. They are seeking to destroy constitutional monarchy and aiming to establish a Maoist people’s democracy. It has claimed more than 3000 lives, including civilian, police and army personal. Since December, 2000, the Maoists have specially targeted police post and security personal and establishment.
Various governments in Nepal have treated the insurgency as a law and order problem and have attempted to contain the insurgency through police and military forces. In early 2001, Government of Nepal announced an Integrated Security and Development Package (ISDP) to address the issue of underdevelopment in Maoist affected districts and thereby deal with Maoists insurgency. 8 In a horrific incident, 14 members of the royal family including King Birendra and queen Aishwarya were assassinated on June 1, 2001. Maoists proclaimed his death as a conspiracy.
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