Thursday, February 01, 2007

Why should we Trust the Maoists?

Amidst the sad incidents in the Terai, Nepalis once again got to see the inconsistent and untrustworthy side of the Maoists. In case we have forgotten, I am talking about the same CPN(M) that is primarily responsible for over 13,000 deaths in Nepal.

Yes, the same Maoists, that now are preaching good governance, democracy and peace. Yes, the same ruthless beings, who, after screaming about "Indian imperialism," for over a decade, now are relentless about singing praises of India.

Yes, the same Maoists, who, just a week ago, were claiming that the Madhesi agitators were "non existing groups" and "criminal elements" are now discrediting the very government that they are a part of and are expressing solidarity with the Madhesis. And, after touting their apparently non existing democratic credentials, they are now talking big about not having abandoned any of their core beliefs.

The funny part is it was the killing of a Madhesi youth by Maoist cadre that fueled this whole mess in the first place. But the Maoists promptly declared that “regressive, royalist forces” were behind spreading chaos. How convenient! Obviously, what the Maoists say is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

The CPN(M) is supposedly one of the cornerstones of our bumpy road to peace and prosperity ahead. With them on board, who needs bums and bruises? To make a point, it seems, they are capable of doing and saying anything. They have done it in the past and will do it again. And when things don't go their way, they will not hesitate to renege on their commitments. Threats and violence, after all, are what brought them to prominence in the first place.

Way to go comrades!

1 comment:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

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