-DIRGHA RAJ PRASAI,
Before 10 years, 1 June 2001 incident shocked the nation, when their Majesties King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya, their Royal Highnesses Prince Nirajan and Princess Sruti Rana along with five other Royal Family members and relatives lost their lives after being fatally wounded during a family gathering at the Narayanhity Royal Palace. Memorial King Birendra was a great nationalist who strongly believed that Nepal’s history and tradition have bound her people and Monarchy in an enduring and intimate relationship, injecting in the Institution an inherent feature of honoring and being guided by popular will and aspiration of the people. King Birendra was born in 14 Poush (December) 28 Dec.1945, in the time of 2nd Great war. King Birendra followed the path of the great nationalist- King Mahendra and he supported the decision to continue Hindu Kingdom in the constitution. Hindu Kingdom and the King Birendra’s proposal to declare Nepal a zone of peace are the norms of the Nepal’s prestige and security opinion.
From the time of accession to the throne, King Birendra supported the democratic norms and rules. He made the people’s direct participation in the nation’s development and went on nation-wide tour encouraging all sectors. He bore the expenditure and arranged for medical treatment in US for the democratic leader of Nepali Congress BP Koirala, King Mahendra and his opposition. King Birendra held referendum on state’s political system reflecting the democratic image of Nepal’s monarchies. He played a big role in development based on geography in mountains, hills and Tarai plains. In the context of Nepal, the fact is that-Constitutional monarchy is the highest form of democracy, giving permanent political institutions for the stability of the country as well as the periodic political institutions.
King Binendra was a development- oriented people’s king. The welfare of the people was always uppermost in his mind. He always endeavored to live up to their expectations and ensure a balanced all-round development. During his coronation in 1975, he declared free primary education throughout the country and also proposed that Nepal be declared a Zone of Peace. Including USA, 116 nations support the declaration of Zone of Peace but India denied it. Nepal has had ties with India since the Muslim rule there, but Nepal always faced a threat from India. In the name of democracy (Indocracy), India always plays the Drama with Nepalese agents-the traitors.
In Nepal, Indian leaders especially the government of Congress (I) have been playing an active role to diffuse the democratic aspirations of the Nepalese people. In 1989, India imposed an economic blockade on Nepal. The reason was the expiring of the Trade and Transit Treaty. After the blockade, India had asked King Birendra to remain under the Indian security umbrella by enjoying the same status like the Bhutani King. But, the sovereign Nepalese’s King Birendra had rejected strictly, the Indian interest. Then, India has been starting the conspiracy against Nepal. Indians had tried to threaten the then King Birendra through the India sponsored uprising and bring him under the Indian grip. India wants to take over the Nepal’s defence and foreign policy by rendering it into such ranks as of a failed nation.
Indian Congress (I) leaders and RAW chief came to Nepal and put pressure to get rid of monarchy. Then, there starts the grand design of Royal massacre. A scholar Dr. Sastradatta Pant write- There are many questions yet to be answered. Just look at the current issues: Why the Royal Palace massacre took place immediately after the late King’s China visit? Why the parliament passed the finance bill in a disguised manner? Was King Birendra’s decision to consult the Supreme Court before giving Royal assent on a controversial bill the reason for the Royal Palace bloodbath? Why Indian political leaders put pressure on the marriage of the then Crown Prince Dipendra? How could the Maoists get safe shelter in Indian Territory? How did they get arms from India? Why the five political parties are launching a “joint-movement” at the time when the Maoists have announced cease fire? Why the political parties are trying to limit the Royal Palace role as well as the Army affairs? Why KV Rajans are here at the time of change of the government? After all, who are running such games from behind the scene? So, everybody suspects the mysterious conspiracy against the Royal Palace Massacre was created by RAW of India. The Nepalese people had to bear the sudden loss of their beloved ‘Monarch’ in a dreadful and unanticipated incident that occurred in the Narayanhity Royal Palace on 1st June 2001. The main cause is the conspiracy of RAW (Research and Analysis Wing). RAW, has been standing to destabilizing the Nepalese unity from 2005.
The Crown prince Dipendra had fallen in love with Devyani. Being Devyani’s mother birth-place India (Gwaliyar) and her mother’s mother was lower Rana family, the King & queen denied him marriage to Devyani. Then, Dipendra became aggressive towards his parents. At that time, RAW penetrated the story. RAW agents convinced Devyani to hypnotize Prince Dipendra so that he would kill his father and become the King himself. Devyani’s mother was also furious because she herself wanted to marry King Birendra in the past. She was jealous of Queen Aiswarya and wanted her daughter to be queen of Nepal.
After the misfortune incident Dipendra puzzled out and he was nervous. And he shot himself using his left hand, because his eating & writing practice was by his left hand. In that black night Prince Gyanendra was at Pokhara for the meeting of King Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation.
This is open-secret that Prince Dipendra and Devyani were used by RAW in the Royal massacre. On the massacre night (7-9 PM), she was in Dugad Niwas near by the Indian-Embassy at Lajimpat, and was asking the activities of Prince Dipendra to his ADC, Raju Karki, now he is in America. First of all, PM Girija Prasad sent the message to Indian PM from the Army Hospital by telephone. But, just after the massacre, the next day, Devyani departed to Delhi when Girija was the powerful Prime minister.
After the Royal Palace Massacre, to point blame away from RAW, the Moaist leader Dr. Baburam Bhattarai wrote, according to the suggestion of P. Harmij (Nepal-Chief of RAW) that King Gyanendra was responsible for the Palace massacre, 2001. (Kantipur Nepali daily Nepali – 6th June 2001 (Bs 2058 Jestha 24) It is notable that after the Royal Massacre, P. Harmij was appointed the Chief of RAW in India. Then, the rumors started that the Palace massacre was organized by King Gyanendra to capture the regime. After the Royal Massacre – 2001, the so-called People’s movement 2005, which was guided by RAW, had two vital agendas – to form a Republic and to create a Secular state. Then, RAW began the Drama to disintegrate the unity of Nepal. The lovable hero of King Birendra, Bollywood icon Dev Anand.also said- ‘ The bloodbath in the Narayanhity Palace on June 1, 2001, that eventually paved the way for the abolition of monarchy in Nepal was a subject that Nepal’s own writers and filmmakers stayed away from as well. www.synactis.com, 2010-12-09
After ascending the throne on June 4, 2001, His Majesty King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev had, through a Royal Proclamation, constituted a two-member high-level investigation committee comprising Chief Justice Keshav Prasad Upadhyaya and Speaker of the House of Representatives Tara Nath Ranabhat. In the report made public on June 14, 2001 after extensive investigations, the committee concluded that bullet injuries were the cause of death of all killed in the incident. Summarizing the report at a press conference organized to make the report public, Speaker Ranabhat said the committee had found that gunshots fired by the then Crown Prince Dipendra caused the deaths of their late Majesties King Birendra and Queen Aishwarya and seven others.
Professor Wang Hongwei of the Chinese Academy of Social sciences who is a veteran Nepal watcher, was in Kathmandu some days back made these remarks (2008 Nov. 13). ‘I firmly believe that Birendra’s affiliation to China finally became the prime reason for his ghastly murder, some power centers did not want late King Birendra to have good relations with China’. ‘Birendra was committed to serve his country, he had brought new ideas of cooperation with China, King Birendra believed that if Nepal is linked to the Silk Route, the country can have direct links to Europe and other countries mainly to import petroleum products’. ‘That is the prime reason why those alien power centers did not want him to survive’.
According to Professor Wang-‘We had told him to remain careful while he was attending the BAO Summit held in China some years back’. ‘We had saved his life earlier as well; one of our Military attaché had informed him of such ill motives. It was since then he had friendly relations with China, however, we came to know at a later stage that some diplomats stationed in Kathmandu and leaders of some political parties too acted as accomplices in the murder’. Professor Wang conformed that RAW was responsible about the Royal massacre. After the palace macassare-2001, His Royal Highness Prince Gyanendra, according to the constitution, was proclaimed king of the Kingdom of Nepal. King Gyanedra is one of the nationalist. But the party leaders blamed him without analyzing the King’s rule and they declared republic unconstitutionally.
We Nepalese people no longer want the unconstitutional rule of the so called visionless party leaders- Maoists, Congress, UML. The Nepalese only believe in parliamentary democracy and always follow the constitutional path. Now, the only way would be the acceptance and restoration of benevolent and people-oriented monarchy. There is, thus, no way other than to form a national government of all sides, reinstating the 1990 constitution including the king, through a broad conference and find a way out to solve the country’s problem. Long Live the Nepalese Nationality, Democracy and Monarchy.