The Madhesi Movt is certainly heading toward what Prof Huntington said a ‘Fault line War.’
It’d be sheer ingnorance or mischief to call the movt as directed by India or the royalists.
However, the concern that genuine Madhesi cause has been overshadowed by the Hindu Fundamentalism needs no more explanations.
The bare facts are:
*The MPs of Bihar & UP openly incited the public for cleansing the Pahadis from Terai during the Kapilvastu riots.
*An ex-Indian Army General indicated a possible millitary intervention in Nepal by India.
*The pro-Hinduism BJP chief L K Advani expressed his furor on declaring Nepal a secualr repulbic.
*The activists of BJP in India are blockading the movement of tankers ferrying petroleum to Nepal, showing their solidarity with the demand of ‘Whole Terai, One Madhes State.’
*The Indian media are reporting the ongoing movt by Nepali Madhesis as ‘ the movt of people of Indian ethnicity being brutally suppressed by Nepal Govt.’
*The Madhesi leaders refusing to hold dialogues with Nepal govt, are willing to do so inside the Indian Embassy.
*The so-called peaceful movt with bomb blasts and arsons.
Sadly, seems like things are really turning the Kenyan way.
OHCHR Press Release:
Amnesty International Release: