Nepal’s Peace Process: An Overview

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BACKGROUND

The peace process of Nepal has gained unique and extraordinary success in a very short period as comparison to the other countries. It has given its own example to the world. We are in the very close to the hopes as well as there are lots of fears, too. Although, there seems misunderstanding in some cases between the government and the Maoists as well as within Seven Party Alliance, they all are committed towards sustainable peace in Nepal and all are doing the best by their sides

The great achievement of our peace process is the Comprehensive Peace Agreement made between the government and the Maoists. The Comprehensive Peace Agreement is the announcement of the end of the decade long violent conflict. It is one step forward than the Ceasefire Agreement. Now, there has already been agreement in the Interim Constitution and has cleared that in recent future Maoists are also going to be a part of the government. They have already started to keep their combatants into the cantonment and also the government has started the process of keeping the weapons of similar numbers of Nepal Army under the supervision of United Nations. This is a very precious and historic chance to Nepal government to transform the violent conflict into inclusive state, stable democracy and sustainable peace. 

Although the peace process of Nepal is going very positively and optimistically, here are lots of challenges to make it success. We have to be sincere in every step from the possible negative impacts from certain decisions and the viruses of the peace process.

Possible threats to the Nepal’s Peace Process

The major threat to the peace process of Nepal is from the Royal Palace and from the Nepal Army. The palace always tries to keep some power in its hand and most of the top post officials of Nepal Army are royalists. It can not be believed properly what they are saying and showing in the public that now they are committed towards democracy and are under the peoples’ power, there is always chance that they can support to the Palace and try to put the people under their power. Palace is not going to leave so easily its power.

Possible polarization and misunderstanding between the SPA and the Maoists and within the SPA is another threat towards the peace process. If there seems weakness between their, relationships, then the enemies of peace process can get the place to play their game. 

Possible fight of communal state is also another threat towards the sustainable peace in Nepal. Some elements can make it their strategy. Janatantrik Mukti Morcha and Limbuwan have already started their activities towards making fractions between Nepali and dividing the Nepal into separate communal state which is definitely more harmful than the conflict started by the Maoists. The conflict guided by religion, castes or race is always more destructive than the conflict guided by the ideology and political theory.

The Constituent Assembly Election and the process of Restructuring of the State is another threat towards the sustainable peace in Nepal. The process of CA Election is very complicated and if the results of CA Elections can not represent the all classes, communities and the all sectors of the people than there is chance of another Bidhroha. Like wise, the process of restructuring the state is another complicated subject matter.

Conclusion

The peace process of Nepal is going through lots of positive hopes and the every agreements and understanding have reflected the commitment of the SPA, government and the Maoists towards transforming the violent conflict into stable and inclusive state, although there are some threats but those threats can be solved and can be thrown out if we all are united, integrated and make solidarity towards the sustainable peace in Nepal. Hence, there are chances of playing games by Royal Palace, Nepal Army and by some other elements, it can not do any harm to the peace process until the SPA and the Maoists are united and committed towards the peace process and people are with them. Similarly, the issues of Janatantrik Mukti Morcha and Limbuwan as well as similar communal issues are also to be solved in this peace process to have sustainable peace and stable state. And, there needs many more discussions and interactions within all levels of the People as well as there needs to be a greater awareness programs from top to grass root level on the subject matter of CA Election and Restructuring of the State. Everybody should be cleared about the CA Election, its process, its importance, electoral system and be assured of the participation and representation. To have a sustainable peace in Nepal, participatory approach should be followed by the government in every decision making, policy making and in every events which impacts directly in the fate of Nepali People. 

Hope, it is not so far to come the day which kick out the old fashioned and the major enemy of the democracy, the monarch from this country and make we people supreme ruler of this country. 

8 thoughts on “Nepal’s Peace Process: An Overview

    Vahsek said:
    December 23, 2006 at 11:30 pm

    Did you read today’s Kantipur? In one of the news articles, it has been printed that, the Maoists supreme Prachanda said, “You (donors) don’t need to fear of us… We are rightist communists.”

    What the heck does it mean?

    Rightist communist? Though I have read a lot of communist literature, I could not understand the meaning of “rightist communist.” What I think is the terminologies in communist literature are more complicated than the French way of pronouncing words. Particularly, the communist literature in Nepali (and, of course, the literature of Nepali communists) are but a verbose write-up. I believe even the ones who have coined the terms or translated from English do not know what the words really mean.

    Rightist communist sounds funny. Goosey, in fact. How can communists be rightist? But Prachanda, the founding father of so-called Prachanda-Path, has admitted he and his comrades are rightist.

    Did he entail the Maoists are a liberal communist party? And used “rightist” as a synonym of “liberal”?

    May be, he tried to play with the words. But he sounded like a boor; he forgot the meaning of the political right apparently. He, the founder of the Prachanda-Path!

    His poor English can be an excuse. However, if what he said is true, the Maoists too are opportunists. Jackdaw in peacock’s feathers. Not different from the rightists with Panchayati background who could show their existence in the Nepali politics.

    Only talking big—about revolution and communism—doesn’t make you communist, Comrade Prachanda! If you still stick to what you believe, you are only a kam-red (less red) not comrade.

    If you are trying to be liberal, it’s most welcome. But if you are thinking of switching to (or have switched) to political right, this will be catastrophe to the Nepali political movement.

    A donkey is a donkey though it may carry the Sultan’s treasure. Hope you understand the meaning of this Arabic proverb.

    [My earnest request to you all is: I am not a student of Political Science. If you have read something about “rightist communism”, please share your knowledge with me.

    Moreover, you Prachanda-Pathists won’t impose a decision of physical punishment to me, for writing this.heheh]

    Vahsek said:
    December 23, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    Friday, December 22, 2006
    To be younger
    Sometimes it sucks to be “kanchho” at home. YOu get love–beyond the limit– still you are ignored.

    I was sort of surprised about what is going on here. But it’s okay.

    Author Vahsek at 11:13 PM 0 What others have said? Links to this post

    Thursday, December 21, 2006
    Old Haikus for the sake of new entry
    I am not well. My backbone above thoracic vertebrae is aching like hell. I feel my neck is not mine.

    These old haikus from My world, my perspective for now.

    A lecherous gleam
    In my eye? Wait, ‘tis not true.
    What on earth you think

    Perspective of mine
    Is not wrapped up in myself
    May not be calm though.

    Libertine? I ain’t.
    Won’t disturb you any more
    No will to be misread

    Sensitive although
    Why to harm the self? ‘M strong
    No need to worry.

    Amity sucks at times
    A run away I may be
    Forgive and forget.

    I don’t need to change
    You don’t need to change. Enjoy life.
    We’ll remain the same

    Time comes, scares and goes
    This critic of no purpose
    No complaints. Adios.

    khotange said:
    December 26, 2006 at 1:40 pm

    केही दिन बिजी छु यार्, लेख्ने फुर्सद नै निकल्न सकिरहेको छैन ।

    Vahsek said:
    January 9, 2007 at 12:07 am

    why no updating?

    khotange said:
    January 9, 2007 at 8:41 am

    उत्सबजी, बधाई छ !
    आजको कान्तिपुरमा तपाईंको ब्लगको बारेमा दिएको रहेछ,
    पढेर साह्रै खुशी लाग्यो ।

    Utshab said:
    January 9, 2007 at 10:22 am

    Sorry Vashek jee, due to lack of enough time and mentally free to create something new, i am not being able to write something. But, i will update it as soon as possible. And, thanks khotange jee.

    1whocandie4u said:
    January 10, 2007 at 5:21 pm

    I was little late to read u but i liked ur idea. I read u in UWB. The need of the hour is contain royal ambition and to put the maoists in democratic track.

    Alex said:
    December 7, 2007 at 5:18 am

    And what do you think of Obadiah Shoher’s arguments against the peace process ( samsonblinded.org/blog/we-need-a-respite-from-peace.htm )?

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