Ranju Darshana, Mhairi Black and the Fearless Girl

Although human being have aimed for the stars and reached moon many of us haven’t been able to change our mind-set; either we are in developed and liberal western countries or less developed and conservative countries like Nepal.

Our mind-set is dominated by Abrahamic male God or alike, who is in Richard Dwakin’s word “a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.” I often see the parallel between Dwakin’s definition of God and politicians around us. Just like Dwakin’s God, politicians are mainly male, control-freak, racist and often bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser.

But there are signs of some light at the end of this dark tunnel.

Bibeksheel Nepali Party’s nomination of 21-year-old Rajnu Darshana to run for the Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City in the upcoming local government elections slated for May 14 has already changed so many things in Nepali politics. Her candidacy is that sign of light at the end of this dark tunnel of Nepali (and world) politics. Today she stands like Kristen Visbal’s Fearless Girl looking at the well-known Charging Bull. Today, she stands in front of Nepali politics’ Charging Bulls; old male politicians who usually come from dominating Bahun-Chhetri caste group. She is challenging them in so many things.

There have already been so many criticism in social media about her age, gender and experience. And exactly those are so called “values” she stands against. The more trolling and criticism means the more people have been hurt by her candidacy, imagine what will follow if she wins.

She has already hurt a lot of misogynist male egos – she is a woman.

She has already hurt a lot of unforgiving control-freak male politicians – she is ‘hot off the press’.

She has already hurt so many malevolent old bullies – she is so young.

Trolling and attack on young women in politics is not new and happens in the most developed and democratic societies too. In the UK, when Mhairi Black, a Scottish (SNP) politician defeated Labour Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander to become youngest Member of UK Parliament for Paisley and Renfrewshire South in 2015, she was just 20 years old university student. Mhairi Black proved that the fearless girl in politics is not just a piece of art, given the chance she can triumph over the charging bull.

Mhairi was also criticised (a lot) that time and still criticized for her age, gender, appearance and everything trolls can think of. Every time the trolls attacked, she has stood up better and smashed the evil. After being called a “carpet munching bull dyke” by a Twitter troll she stood up for LGBT rights and online safety.   After a troll said, “She’s got nothing to worry about. Nobody’s gonna wanna rape that”, she stood up and exposed the internet trolls who targeted her with shocking messages after her appearance at the rape clause protest in George Square. In the long list of abuse to her, are not just trolls but also one of Scotland’s most prominent female academics, Jill Stephenson, who described Mhairi Black as a “slut”.

Whether that is trolling of Mhairi Black and Ranju Darsana or any other young woman in politics, it shows the level of mind-set we have in this world. This exposes the vulnerability of human society on the road to equality and prosperity. This highlights the need of more fearless young girls in politics to challenge our mind-set.

Whatever the outcome of election is, Ranju Darsana has already won the cause. The cause of equality, freedom and change. It is an invitation to the young people of Kathmandu on the road to CHANGE. It is an invitation to the women of Kathmandu on the road to EQUALITY and FREEDOM. It is an invitation to the men of Kathmandu on the road to MUTUAL RESPECT. And most importantly it is a challenge to the charging bull of Nepali politicians that THIS IS NOT A POLITICS-AS-USUAL.

 [Pictures above, The Kathmandu Post, Huffington Post UK and google]

FlyDubai and journey to Nepal.

After seeing the  news about FlyDubai racially discriminating Nepalese passengers, I recall some of my  journey to Nepal here. In my experience, invisible racism and discrimination of Nepali migrant workers begins from immigration officials of Tribhuwan International Airport.

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Abu Dhabi, International Terminal: 3
We have been travelling for last 15 hours and we are really tired. So we are lying about a chair trying squeeze our body and put feet on top of the handbag. In about 2 hours before the scheduled flight people start to gather in a small gate of terminal 3. Mostly migrant workers, all shape and size, age and gender. Some of them seem to know each other and start talking while some don’t know anyone and start showing smiley face to start a conversation: Where are you from in Nepal? Or Where is your hill home? Where did you come from? Which company you work for?

As most of the passengers gathered, it was noisy in the area and we decided to put our heads up and see what was happening. And about an hour before our flight some people seem restless. Every time there was some announcement of arrival/departure/passenger etc some of the waiting passengers would run towards the gate because they didn’t understand what was the announcement for. And every time they ran towards the gate the Etihad officials at connection desk would loudly shout at them to sit down with an angry face. And they would return to their seats quietly.
On the flight back, the way some people were running and the way the Ethiad officials shouted still shocked us. My wife was especially concerned and told me that it’s racist thing. She reminded me there were some French tourists as well among passengers and when they went to inquire after some announcement (just as Nepali workers did) the officials seemed much calmer and friendly and would explain that the announcement was not for boarding.

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Etihad, Flight EY 0292 Economy
On the plane we had seat next to one very young looking migrant Nepali worker who was returning home from UAE. When the air hostess came to our seat offering drinks, the boy was confused. He didn’t understand what she was saying so my wife told him that she is offering drinks if he wants. He promptly said beer, and my wife translated that to the air hostess or probably she understood the word beer anyway. She then poured some whisky on a plastic glass saying there were no beer left. The boy wasn’t bothered and started drinking. But we were shocked again. My wife had translated what he wanted and when there was no beer left why would she offer him whisky and even wouldn’t bother asking him if that was okay with alternative. We now started to talk between us in English that this is something very humiliating experience for us as Nepali. The language barrier of migrant workers and the bad attitude or invisible racism of airlines employees were so prevalent all the way.

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Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
As the flight landed, the passengers cheered and clapped. I can imagine their joy of landing in Kathmandu, probably with some money in the pocket, gifts for family and being able to hold the head high and most importantly speak and be heard and feel the existence of being.
But this happiness didn’t last long for many migrant workers. As Nepal’s immigration rule everyone have to fill up arrival/departure form in TIA and many migrant workers are illiterate or not able to fill up this tiny form. The way Nepali immigration officers and airport police were treating to those unable to fill up form were even shocking. Some immigration officials were heard shouting “You can fly, you can earn money, but can’t fill up a tiny form eh?” Me and my wife helped a group of elderly people who said were returning from visiting their children in USA and UK. After filling up around 9 forms we decided to run quickly to the baggage claim because in TIA, broken, lost and stolen baggage is a norm. So we had to make sure we go to claim area asap and get hold of the baggage.

On the way home in taxi from airport, we kept talking what would stop this discrimination and verbal abuse of migrant workers on travel. Can international airlines to and from Kathmandu be asked formally to make translator available on board and at connection desk? Can workers be given some Basic English lesson before they leave country, which would be useful during their travel? Can the menus in airlines operating from/to Kathmandu be made available in Nepali? Can the airport officials and police in TIA given some education on morality and customer service? Can government make arrival form available on board in plane so that people have time and can help those who can’t fill up forms? This was a practice UK did:- they did make international arrival form available on board through airlines before landing which gives plenty time inside plane for people to help those who can’t fill up from.

Country Roads

I went home to Nepal after 2 years to see that the country had gone backwards in development and social change. But the smile in people’s face and Himalayas were as prevalent and defiant as death. Here is the first part of my experience. Roads.

Roads

The first welcome after escaping the chaos of Tribhuwan Airport was by armed police patrolling dusty roads of Kathmandu, barking stray dogs, street vendors and darkness.

The roads seemed much wider but gave a feel of a battlefield with the dust, bumps, noise, speeding bikes and microbus and pedestrians crossing roads dodging the death. I felt like I was in the middle of the Valley of Ashes in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby and the two eyes of Shwyambhunath temple were  the eyes of Dr T. J. Eckleburg.

At hometown in Chitwan, the roads were even wider but the mountain (I mean literally mountain as high as buildings) of dust meant it was almost impossible to see a meter away. The trucks emitting the clouds of black smoke would make it even worse.

The construction of roads seemed to be going on massive scale in town, on highways and in hills of Gorkha. But later knew that these construction were on pace of a sloth posing millions of peoples health and safety a dreadful threat.

Road Bullies

Apart from the dust and smoke thewe was unbelievable intolerable level of bully from the drivers and helpers of public transport; bus, taxi, rickshaw etc. One day the bus in Tandi to Narayangarh route took us from Tandi to Bharatpur and stopped saying that’s the journey done. When asked with a city warden lady she shouted that was our mistake to take particular bus. Frustrated I reported to the traffic police and he would just node his head and wouldn’t speak.

The other day in Kathmandu the taxi wouldn’t go in normal meter, demanded triple the fare I had paid other day. Again went to police and he replied that the taxi driver can decide if he wants to go or not and in meter or whatever price. In the matter of 3 minutes there were around two dozen thug taxi drivers surrounding me which was scary in fact.

In the long route going to Gorkha from chitwan, the bus was so overcrowded, when it approached near traffic post near Gorkha, asked some of the passengers to drop off and walk. I was so tired that couldn’t be bothered calling traffic cops who wouldn’t help anyway.

Population went bigger, public vehicles got smaller

Another surprising and completely illogical and damning thing about roads in my hometown Ratnanagar was that I noticed the population had almost doubled, house number increased, shopping centres and hotels opened. But the public transport had gone smaller!! There were smaller vehicles where you could hardly crouch. There used to be small auto rickshaws which were thrown out of Kathmandu because they were too pollutant, could carry around 12 people. Now they were still running plus there were many smaller vehicles that hardly carried 4-6 people.

I wondered whoever gave permission/ route permit to run that vehicles in Chitwan must have his head filled with pig’s shite otherwise normal person with common sense wouldn’t permit such crazy idea.

Masked Population

Everyone out of house were wearing mask in Chitwan. This was like everyone was out from operation theatre or as if there was some epidemic going on and everyone was dead scare to breathe. Well, Kathmandu is polluted and I would call it Narakpalika नरकपालिका (hell) instead of Nagarpalika (Municipality) but No one would expect Chitwan to be that polluted, being in the middle of huge rainforest and natural heaven.

But yeah, if you still run the auto rickshaw which were thrown out 20 years ago because they were so polluted, if you permit hundreds of tiny vehicles suitable for chicken, as public transport and dig roads leave the mountain of dust over people’s houses – what can you expect. So there were almost everyone (and me as well), sick with respiration related diseases and common cold, sore throat, sore eyes, runny nose. Despite the masks the smoke and dusts were clear winners.

Billionaire Binod Chaudhary’s greed puts endangered wildlife into risk: his hotel kills rhino

Recently there was a very good news coming from Nepal that it had successfully celebrated zero poaching year in 2014 and 2015. But now, this couldn’t last long. Two bad news came from Chitwan, the home of one horned Asian rhino. First news was, in August 10, one rhino was found dead near a hotel. And second news was, another rhino was found injured with six bullets in its body.

According to the local media, the rhino found dead near hotel died due to the electric shock. The hotel called Meghauli Serai MEGHAULI SERAI.http://www.tajsafaris.com/our_lodges/meghauli_serai/default.php. The hotel is new and construction work is going on, the workers left the electric wire open outside and as the rhino was coming around grazing caught into the current and died.

You can see the rhino killed by Meghauli Serai hotel. (Picture source: Chitwan Post)

MEGHAULI SERAI is run by only billionaire of Nepal Binod Chaudhary in partnership with India’s well known Taj Group. So folks, if you ever think about visiting Chitwan National park, DON’T stay in Meghauli Serai hotel and any other hotel which are inside the national park because these hotels have been killing wildlife in the name of tourism and development. This incident is not lone, this kind of incident keeps happening due to extreme negligence of the tourist hotels. These hotels are opened illegally by bribing local authorities and politicians. The rich and powerful people like Binod Chaudhary get planning permission to build mega structures inside national park which always puts wildlife into risk.

If you are going to Chitwan and wildlife, stay in nice hotels outside national park. Rhinos and other animals usually come around outside of national park and you will surely see them them wherever in Sauraha you stay. Tigers are known shy animals, hard to see anyway, even if you stay inside killer hotels inside national park.

There is no equipment to treat the injured animal

In different incident this male rhino was targeted by the poachers and shot six times. You can see in the picture below the vets treating rhino.

rahinoYou can see in the picture below the vets treating rhino. (Picture source: Chitwan Post)

This male rhino was shot by poachers in Rauthat, and now being brought to Chitwan for treatment.

The doctors treating the rhino say they don’t have equipment to remove bullets from the body of animal and neither have X-ray machine to see the wound. They are just giving animal basic treatment due to lack of equipment.

Heart Warming – for the love of wildlife: According to Chitwan Post the local community and the vets have been treating the rhino “just like their kids” despite the fact that around 12 people are killed every year by the wild animals in national park surrounding villages. The community forest ranger is looking after the injured rhino, he is feeding him apple, banana and cabbage by hand into his mouth. This shows how much passionate the people and local community are on conservation.

apple khadhi rahino

But on the other hand we have Nepal government and greedy billionaire like Chaudhary who destroy forest and kill animals to earn money. If you look down, I had recently published how Nepal government illegally gifted core central part of Chitwan national park to accommodate the Hindu extremist ringleader, ones known for wildlife poaching. So in Nepal, the wildlife conservation is a war fought by local community against the government and government sponsored killers.

Sadly the wildlife and national parks in Nepal remains in constant threat. The tourists around the world can choose wisely where to stay, if only they didn’t stay in the illegal hotels inside national parks, they would help a lot in conservation. There are plenty luxury hotels in Sauraha, stay there-help wildlife 🙂

Chitwan National Park is being gifted to a Hindu Extremist ringleader by Nepal Government

It has emerged that significant core part of the world famous Chitwan National Park has been gifted to sanctuary the Hindu extremist; so called “Swami Kamalnayanacharya”.

The outgoing K P Oli government decided overnight to “remap” Chitwan National Park to allow the extremist ringleader and stirrer who is advocating Islamic State style Hindu Nation Nepal, to make his “ashram” or sanctuary to organise his activities secretly. According to the reports in local and national news, government has removed 37 hector  area out from the national park map to pave way to make the ringleader’s sanctuary legal.

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In the picture; terrorist ringleader Kamalnayanacharya. (picture: Chitwan Post)

So called “Kamalnayanacharya” – which means the one who has eyes like lotus, had illegally occupied the forest area which is vital core part of Chitwan National Park as it also covers the riverside where wild animals relay for water and cooling off in summer season. The extremist ringleader has already established so called “Gajendramokshya Dhaam” which means Eleplant King Salvation Sanctuary, at the heart of Chitwan National park. The latest government decision to “remap” the national paves way to privatisation of  the UN World heritage site listed Chitwan National park.

The Kantipur daily has reported that the ringleader has in fact occupied 3 times more than that has been assumed before. This has posed serious threat to already vulnerable wildlife there. Asian one horned rhino, Bengal tiger, Asian elephants, ghorial crocodile and many other endangered animals are found in Chitwan National Park and every year thousands of tourists from all around the world visit the national park. This occupation is a real threat to both wildlife and tourism an the livelihood of people living around there.

In the past, such extremist ringleaders and ex-king Gyanendra were well known in Nepal for illegal wildlife poaching and hunting. It would not be surprise if Kamalnayanacharya has a hidden business of illegal wildlife poaching to fund Islamic State style Hindu Nation Nepal agenda.

 

Hinduism, Identity and Nepali Conscience

 While we are having a heated discussion about the religion in Nepal’s new constitution, lets look the Hinduism, Nepal’s religious Identity and Nepali peoples conscientiousness.

 Hinduism

Hinduism is not a single religion. Or it’s not like Islam, Christianity or other religion which has some specific text books and specific God/gods. It’s more like a group of religions and beliefs and practices. Although the four Vedas are widely considered as a main Texts of the ‘Hindu’ religion, there is possibility that you don’t agree in the Vedas, have never read/heard/seen it and you are still a Hindu. There are said to have 33 million gods in Hinduism while Bhrama, Vishnu and Shiva are considered as the major three gods. Now, in Hinduism, you have a choice to follow a particular god only, follow the three major, follow some few more or follow non of the Gods and believe in the Gurus and you can still be a Hindu. So Hinduism is more a way of life, culture, cult and practise where many beliefs and many ideas can adjust. And just like all other religion this religion has some good and some bad practices. Some peaceful and some violent history. And although it is really hard to sum up Hinduism, it can be said to be based on;

1. Karma ( the belief that your action has consequences in your this life and in next life)

2. Rebirth ( the idea that human reborn again in good family/fortune or bad family or even as animal/insect according to the deed you do in your life)

3. Soul ( the spirit that never dies and is a part of Bhrama/the cosmos and we can go back to be Brhama if we worship gods)

4. Maya (the concept referring to the illusion where human soul believes that the earth and earthly matters are reality and forgets the gods and gets entrapped in cycle of rebirth)

5. gods ( the supreme being who are higher than humans and have power to free us from the Maya ( also called Sansara)

6. Gurus ( its more of a practice than belief that most of the Hindus have one/or more Gurus (example, Sai Baba), they are another human but believed to have the supreme power or having reached the position they can guide people to Mokshya (way to be free from the Maya)).

Being one of the oldest religion, it has developed to too many forms and shapes. Hinduism has gifted modern world with some nice gifts like Yoga, mediation and literatures like Mahabharata. It has also darker side. Most Hindus believe in caste system and some social groups are called untouchables and were prohibited from education, land ownership and freedom since hundreds of years. Some parts of India, especially North India, the dark cult of human sacrifice is still prevalent which can tracked back long as one of the Hindu Goddess is seen wearing human skull as ornament. In india, Hindu extremists have also been involved in atrocities against Muslims, Christians and Dalits.

Nepal’s Religious Identity 

Nepal is never widely known as a Hindu country around the world. Most of the westerners consider us as a Buddhist nation. The 80%, 85% Hindu statistics is twisted. Unreal. Fake.

I live in the UK and my landlord is a Muslim. Some times ago he had asked me what religion I follow, I said “..well I don’t really believe in God but as a family, we are Hindu.” A few days later he happened to come over to our flat to fix broken shower, he noticed the picture of the Buddha hanging on wall and was surprised, he asked me why was there Buddha’s picture on the wall of a ‘Hindu’ family’s flat ? I said ” well we are Hindu and Buddhist”. He didn’t understand a thing, like you can’t be a Christian and Muslim at the same time, or a Jew and Christian or even a Protestant and Catholic.

The answer is probably Nepal’s religious Identity. It is hard for someone from outside of Nepal to understand this phenomenon. We, Nepalese as a nation has adopted this uniqueness that we have been worshipping Buddha and Shiva since hundreds of years. It’s not Hinduism and Buddhism but also all the religious minorities, the nature worshippers like Kirat and Baram and many other religions have been blended and have been celebrating each other’s festivals since hundreds of years. Now, it’s on our hand whether to keep this phenomenal harmonious identity of our beautiful country or destroy it by separating ourselves as Hindu, Buddhist, Kirat, Muslim because a convicted corrupt and foreign extremists tell you to do so?

war or peace ?

Buddhist or Hindu or Kirat eh ?

Probably our ancestors who fled religious tensions in India hundreds of years ago learnt from the experiences to live in harmony and adapted the blended uniqueness, now it’s on us to destroy it or live in peace.

Nepali Conscience

The Greek worship many gods just like we Nepalese do. They have two interesting gods, Apollo and Dionysus, they are blood brothers. Apollo is god of reason and rational while Dionysus is god of mob and irrational. This is the moment, we the Nepali to choose between the god of reason or the god of chaos.

There is one and only reason that some people are demanding the Hindu nation – “THE CHRISTIANS ARE COMING. They are growing overnight and destroying our identity” 

Oh, Really ? – “Yes”

Who told you ? – ” Kamal Thapa, Khum Bahadur Khadka, Kamalnayanacharya, India’s Rashtriya Swyamsewak Sangh, India’s BJP leaders” and also ” we have seen the churches grow in neighbourhood and people are manipulated by money and promises”

Now lets have a look at the people who are telling us that Nepal should be constitutionally Hindu nation otherwise our identity is gone:

1. Khum Bahadur Khadka is a convicted criminal, just out of jail, trying to be back in politics via the “hindu” slogan.

2. Kamal Thapa is also a criminal, a few years ago if you remember, we the Nepali were demanding him hanged because he killed so many of us.

3. Kamalnayanacharya – How many of us know what he exactly does and who he is ?

4. The RSS and BJP – RSS is literally a terrorist organization, banned many many times in India itself due to it’s involvement in atrocities, killing of Muslims, Christians and Dalits and Mahatma Gandhi himself was killed by the RSS member Nathuram Gothse. BJP is a right wing Hindu extremist party and RSS’s parent organization, politically tough on Nepal and a bully of South Asia.

Now, are we seriously doing what a convicted criminal, a murderer, a suspicious Mr. nobody and a terrorist organization saying ? Have we lost our mind ? Can we no more think ?

Are we acting on our own will to protect our identity or just simply reacting because the criminal, murderer and terrorists told us to do so ?

What about the Christians ? They are eating us up ..

Let me tell you something, the Christians were here long ago Khum Bahadur, Kamal Thapa and Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh told us. They were thriving, the churches were booming and the missionaries were preaching in your neighbourhood while Nepal was a Hindu kingdom constitutionally; there was King and Kamal Thapa was minister of home affairs. So why did Mr Thapa close his eyes while Christian Missionaries were preaching in front of Narayanhiti Durbar ? My friend, we should understand that, at that time he was in power, he didn’t need you, he didn’t need Hinduism, but now he desperately needs you to go out on street ans shout louder, burn tire and kill Christians, Muslims and Buddhists so that he vcan go into the power.

Lets come back to Christians and you. YOU – what were you doing while the Christians were bribing money, offering job and converting your neighbour to Christian. There is something called the law in Nepal. And the law says it’s illegal to convert someone to other religion by manipulating or by force. YOU – my friend, what were you doing while the Christians were collecting the children and keeping them in illegal foster home and teaching them Bible in Sunday school ? well, that time Khum Bahadur Khadka was in Jail, Kamal Thapa  didn’t tell you and the RSS and BJP were too busy in India to come come back to power again. So you didn’t know about Christians until they told you.

The Fact

The Christians will never stop preaching and sending missionaries because that is their religion, that is what Jesus told them to do. They often go to North Korea and Iran to preach. The money, the job and all sorts of things Christians offer, there is law to stop it. Go tell the police about the illegal foster home, illegal conversions ask  your neighbour pastor about his business. AND more importantly the Nepali society should IMMEDIATELY stop being racist and haters.  The caste systems, the so called untouchables (Dalits), the poor, the women all should be respected so that they will not look for the alternative religion. Nobody wants to stay Hindu and be tortured and being hated like animals, should we not stop this so that our Dalit, Tamang community do not convert to Christianity ?

If Nepal goes back and becomes a Hindu nation again, there is risk that our beautifully blended uniqueness will die. The Buddhists, the Kirats, the Muslims of our country will be excluded. Today, the Buddhists, Kirats, Muslims of Nepal are more and more conscious politically and about their culture and religion. If anyone wants to underestimate this, to suppress them like the Shah Kings did they won’t be quiet like in the past. So hurting their sentiment will bring division. And the problem could be worse.  The corrupt, the criminal, the terrorists, the Mr nobody, will come back and rule us. It’s not about Christians, it’s about respecting our Nepalese brothers and sisters. Hindu nation was secretly inserted into constitution of Nepal just 55 years ago, before that Nepal wan’t a Hindu nation. Now, unlike 55 years ago our Buddhist and Kirat and Tamang brothers and sisters know what’s going on. Our political consciousness has arisen. The religious minorities won’t stay silent, there may be division. While we are chasing “foreign religion” , are we not inviting Indians Hindu extremists ?

I believe that we will act on our free will. We will act with our conscience and compassion and let Nepal remain a country of all of us.

Peace.

Sarita Giri, foolish patriots and the shaken political landscape of Terai/Madhesh after Nepal Earthquake

Sarita Giri’s fear 

Recently there has been debate if we can relocate the badly affected Himalayan/Hilly villages to the ‘safe’ Terai region. It has brought large scale earthquake in the social media and in news after Sarita Giri, a politician based on Terai/Madhes region strongly opposed the idea of relocating Himalayan/Hilly community in the Terai. The voice in her support is very dim and dominated by the self-proclaimed patriots, who demand her to be exiled to India or even death penalty.

This looks two very extreme poles of Nepalese society but in fact this is not the case. It is not Madhesi vs Hilly/Himalayan case. My understanding is; Sarita Giri did not say it out of hatred of Hill/Himalayan community. Sarita Giri is not an Indian; she does not want to annex Terai to India. But why she said ‘It is King Mahendra style conspiracy against the Madhesi community to relocate Hilly/Himalayan community in Terai”? There is political reason behind what she is saying which may seriously damage her political career which is already fading. Sarita Giri and many Madhes/Terai based politicians fear if the Hilly/Himalayan community is relocated in the Terai/Madhesh and if their population starts to dominate the Terai/Madheshi community; that means the end of their political career.

Nepali Congress knew it all

All politicians want to secure their political career just like we want to save our job (however in Nepal we retire after 60/65 years but politicians never retire). Some politician do it wisely, some do it foolishly. Sarita Giri did it foolishly, wrong time – people are sensitive and emotional because of huge disaster, wrong place – twitter is not a right place to start serious conversation, wrong style and wrong analogy – King Mahendra’s motive to relocate Hilly community in Terai and present government’s motive to relocate Hilly/Himalayan community in Terai are different although political consequences will be the same. Apparently Nepali Congress, a party massively dominated by the Hill Brhamin and Chhetri had proposed this relocation plan in their party report. This is not hard to understand why they chose Terai instead of another safer Hilly area, although their apparent motive is to help people in dire need, invisibly they also want to extend their political muscles in Terai which was weakened by the raise of the Terai/Madhesh based parties. Sarita Giri knew this quickly and reacted quickly causing backlash and more damage to her political career while Congress now has swiftly kept agenda silent as they have already seen the flow of migration to Terai is inevitable regardless anyone wants or not.

So what?

To the people who are against Giri: You should stop all misogynist, racist, inhuman comments against Sarita Giri or any other Nepali in future. We, the humans have brain and we should make some use of it. Scolding Sarita Giri blatantly leads us nowhere but to the place where we don’t want to go – a divided Nepal. This will benefit the people like C K Raut. This will fuel tension between the communities if continued foolishly. You are blaming your fellow countrywoman of conspiracy and demand death penalty. This is not good. Before portraying Sarita Giri as an ‘Indian Agent’ you should be able to make list of the politicians who haven’t kneeled before Indian ambassador in Lainchaur. Try thinking from so called patriot Shah Kings to B.P. Koirala to ‘revolutionary’ Prachanda; is there any politician/ruler who shook hands of dignity and friendship with an Indian officer? No. So, all politicians want grace of India to secure their job in Nepali politics. We, the people should stand united in this time of disaster. Sarita Giri has already had enough damage to her fading career, now if you keep shouting at her, the only party that benefits in C K Raut.

To Sarita Giri: This game of Madheshi-Pahade politics is over after 25 April. There is already huge number of Hilly/Himalayan people in the Terai before earthquake and it will significantly rise after earthquake even if there is no government plan to relocate them. There is already mass migration to Terai from Hilly/Himalayan region after earthquake and that is unstoppable in future. This will bring a new era of politics in Madhesh/Terai. Madhesh/Terai based parties will be weaker and will extinct one day if they don’t change, if they don’t listen to the growing number of Hill/Himalayan Community. People are more politically aware than you, they are watching every politician and they know a lot about politics. If you want to be in the political scene, if all the Madhesh based politicians want to be in the scene of the politics you better start doing politics in Nepal and for Nepalese people, not in Madhesh/Terai. You should learn to respect and win the sentiments of people from every corner of Nepal; you should come out of narrow framing of community and race to society, country and humanity thats how you keep your political career safe.