Saturday, January 26, 2008

Donation, Death and Doctor

Here are two donations made by India to Nepa. One on 17 January by bombing a passenger-filled bus killing at lease three people inside it alive. And second on Republic Day of India, on 26 January. Duel role of India as a doctor and butcher both.
Indo-Nepal security meet
The Nepal-India security meeting ended inconclusive Wednesday after the Indian side allegedly raised 'serious issues' beyond the agenda of the three-day meeting in New Delhi.
According to a source, the Nepali delegation expressed reservations over signing the minutes as the issues raised by the Indian side were against the long-term interests of Nepal.
The source, however, did not want to divulge details of what transpired at the meeting of the Nepal-India Bilateral Consultation Group on Security Issues. "The Indian side tried to bring in issues other than those of the meeting. We could not agree to them due to technical reasons," said Joint Secretary at the Foreign Ministry, who led the 14-member Nepali delegation. "The meeting could not reach any agreement. We did not sign the minutes."
The source said that India had expressed willingness to provide necessary support to the Nepali Army, but complained over the use made of support extended in the past. The meeting had reviewed the additional support required by NA.
"The meeting mainly reviewed the support they extended NA. The Indian side presented itself on that [issue] in a traditional fashion, which we could not feel comfortable with," the source added.
The meeting discussed sharing of intelligence reports (?), increasing training quotas and providing logistics support including jeeps, ambulances and Braille bridges for NA. Likewise, there were detailed discussions over curbing crossborder crime and human trafficking, besides providing of construction material for work being carried out by NA.
However, during his recent India visit, Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rookmangud Katawal had asked the Indians to resume military support which was suspended after the royal takeover in February 2005. But Indian has refused saying, "Arms and ammunition cannot be given due to the Comprehensive Peace Agreement. There was discussion only on non-lethal support," said an Indian official who participated in the meeting.
In what could be seen as an all-out effort to dominate the ruling seven party alliance in Terai region with the help directly and indirectly by India, ahead of CA election, various armed as well as unarmed Madhesi groups have reached an understanding of cooperation.
The groups, reached a 23-point agreement at an undisclosed location (meaning Indian cities).
They agreed not to abduct or demand extortion from people of Madhesi origin. They have also agreed to carry out their agitations jointly and kill Pahade.
The talks between the government and the Terai-Madhes Democratic Party (TMDP) that was supposed to take place on Friday has been put off. The dialogue was put off indefinitely after TMDP Chairman Mahantha Thakur did not respond to the government’s formal invitation. Because they are not concerned about the rights of Madheshi, they want to destablise Nepal so India always get upper hand in bargaining Karnali like Koshi and Gandadi. Thakur is a stooge only.
Minister for Peace and Reconstruction Ram Chandra Poudel had informed that he had sent a letter to the party chairman on January 21.
Earlier, the government had informed that there was an initial agreement to hold dialogue with the TMDP this afternoon at the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction.
India donated 1,200 four-wheel drive vehicles and 14,000 sets of communication equipment to Nepal. But it wants NOC to pay IOC the heavy price of oil.
Indian envoy to Nepal Shiv Shankar Mukherjee, who has been actively distributing money and logistic support to the Madhesi murderers, handed over the vehicles and communication equipment to Home Minister Krishna Prasad Sitaula during a function organised at the Indian Embassy on Friday.
GMR Energy Limited of India has bagged the 300 MW strong Upper Karnali hydropower project. This project willnot benefit Nepal as it is yet another Koshi and Gandagi like agreement. And indian soldier can now enter Nepal in the name of security of this hydro project.
The company signed an agreement with the government, on Thursday, to complete the project within four and a half years.
The GMR company has agreed to provide 12 percent of free energy and 27 percent of share to the government. According to earlier estimates by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), the cost of building Upper Karnali project is around $ 468.6 million.
A government team led by joint secretary at the Water Resource Ministry Anup Kumar Upadhyaya had negotiated with the company. Can they publish all the details in every newspapers? Are they transparent?
The same team will soon hold negotiation with another Indian company called Sutlej regarding the construction of Arun III project.
When World bank wanted to construct Arun III, many UML-cadres' NGOs were against. Now, where are these comrades?

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